The Moment Your Own Witness Loses the Case for You.

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Things went so badly for the prosecution against Kyle Rittenhouse yesterday, even the uber-left leaving AP had to admit defeat. You could almost taste the salt in the tears of this news report:

KENOSHA (AP) — A protester wounded on the streets of Kenosha by Kyle Rittenhouse testified Monday that he was pointing his own gun at Rittenhouse — unintentionally, he said — when the young man shot him.

Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz in the arm, tearing away much of his bicep — or “vaporized” it, as the witness put it.

But during cross-examination, Rittenhouse defense attorney Corey Chirafisi asked: “It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him … that he fired, right?”

“Correct,” Grosskreutz replied. The defense also presented a photo showing Grosskreutz pointing the gun at Rittenhouse, who was on the ground with his rifle pointed up at Grosskreutz.

Wisconsin’s self-defense law allows someone to use deadly force only if “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.” The jury must decide whether Rittenhouse believed he was in such peril and whether that belief was reasonable under the circumstances.

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