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Kyle Rittenhouse Facing Massive Financial Lawsuit From Victim He Shot In Kenosha

Though he was found not guilty for the murder of two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin back in 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse is now facing having to pay a massive financial settlement to a man he shot who survived and claims he is owed money for what he went through as a result of the attack.

Fox News reports that Gaige Grosskreutz is seeking economic losses, “damages for emotional distress, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other pain and suffering on all claims,” and punitive damages.

“Astonishingly, the Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, their supervising officials and police officers, and law enforcement officers from surrounding communities did not treat Defendant Rittenhouse or any of the other armed individuals patrolling the streets as a threat to the safety of themselves or the citizens they were sworn to protect,” states the lawsuit, which was obtained by Fox News Digital.

“Instead, the law enforcement Defendants deputized these armed individuals, conspired with them, and ratified their actions by letting them patrol the streets, armed with deadly weapons, to mete out justice as they saw fit,'” said the lawsuit filed Feb. 14 by attorneys Kimberley Motley of Motley Legal Services and E. Milo Schwab of Ascend Counsel.

Rittenhouse also shot two other men, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, both of whom died.

At a trial held after the shootings, Rittenhouse claimed he acted in self-defense and was acquitted of homicide charges.

Asked about the new lawsuit, Rittenhouse said he’s ready “prove my innocence again,” but claimed it would come with a large price tag, an apparent attempt to get other to pay his legal expenses. He added:

“I guess it came as a shock to why he’s filing a lawsuit because he admitted that he pointed a gun in my face and that he chased me down.”

Grosskreutz, however, claims he “approached with his hands in the air to try to ease the situation and stop the killing.”

 

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Judge Says Wrongful Death Suit Against Kyle Rittenhouse Will Proceed

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin ruled Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Kyle Rittenhouse by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse in August 2020 can proceed as planned.

According to PBS, attorneys for Rittenhouse had sought to have the suit dismissed.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman on Wednesday dismissed motions filed by Rittenhouse and the government defendants seeking to dismiss the civil rights lawsuit.

In allowing the case against Rittenhouse and the others to proceed, the judge said that Anthony Huber’s death “could plausibly be regarded as having been proximately caused by the actions of the governmental defendants.”

Rittenhouse had argued that the case against him should be dismissed because he wasn’t properly served with the lawsuit. Adelman dismissed that, saying that Rittenhouse “is almost certainly evading service.”

Attorneys for Huber said they spent over 100 hours trying to locate Rittenhouse so he could be served, with Judge Adelman noting in his ruling, “Rittenhouse has been deliberately cagey about his whereabouts. Although he denies living in Florida, he does not identify the place that he deems to be his residence.”

Anand Swaminathan, an attorney for the Huber family, said the judge’s ruling means his clients are now “one step closer to justice for their son’s needless death.”

“The Kenosha officials that created a powder keg situation by their actions tried to claim that they cannot be held accountable for their unconstitutional conduct; that argument was soundly rejected today.”

Rittenhouse was criminally charged with homicide and reckless endangerment for the shooting deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. He traveled to Kenosha from his home in Illinois, complete with an AR-15 style assault rifle. He later said he had done so to protect businesses that were at risk when riots began after a white Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake, a black man.

In November of 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges after he claimed he acted in self-defense. Since his acquittal, he has become a darling of right-wing media and gun rights groups.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Does A Humiliating Self-Own By Calling For People To Be ‘Held Accountable’

Hoping to remain marginally relevant and announce his upcoming appearance at some right-wing gathering of assorted fascists, Kyle Rittenhouse is tweeting up a storm these days, no doubt delighting Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who seems to have an affinity for neo-Nazis, insurrectionists, racists, and traitors.

Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty of shooting and killing two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin back in 2020, is now insisting that people need to be “held accountable,” even though he managed to gun down two people in cold blood and get away with it, mainly because he told a sob story (complete with crocodile tears) on the witness stand and had a sympathetic judge who consistently ruled in his favor.

Here’s the accountability tweet Rittenhouse posted Saturday:

Wow! The irony is so thick on that tweet you’d need a chainsaw to cut through it. Well, that or a semiautomatic rifle. Right, Kyle?

Oh, and there’s also this tweet for what’s being called AmFest.

That was all just a bit more than many on Twitter could take, especially when you consider that Rittenhouse is now trying to make a living off selling himself as a murderer who managed to get away with the crime and is only a darling of the right because he loves to tote an AR-15 and shoot those who don’t share his view of the world.

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Lauren Boebert Says SHE’S A Victim Of The Club Q Mass Shooting

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert wants us all to feel sorry for her because she says that she’s also a victim of the Club Q mass shooting that left five dead and 17 others injured in Colorado Springs last Saturday.

During an appearance on One America News Network, Boebert claimed the families of the Club Q victims “don’t even have time to grieve before the Left starts pointing the blame and trying to find a cause for this instead of actually going after the deranged shooter, the evil person who did this.”

And then came the congresswoman’s claim that she’s just as much of a victim as those who were shot at the nightclub.

“I’ve been accused of just about every mass shooting there has been. I’ve been blamed for all of it. It has to come to an end. The Left is pissed I won my election, so they’re trying to find something to go after me about.”

Yeah, as if there’s any shortage of things we can “go after” Boebert for. After all, this is the same woman who has said the following things:

Boebert’s victimhood claim was met with righteous scorn on Twitter.

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Trump Attorney Jenna Ellis Says Victims Of The Club Q Shooting Are ‘Burning In Hell’

You probably remember Jenna Ellis as one of the clueless attorneys who tried to help disgraced, one-term former president Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election with specious lawsuits that were repeatedly tossed out of court with prejudice.

Ellis claims to be a Christian, and yet something she said about the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado proves she’s just a hate-filled sack of human excrement who enjoys trying to feel superior to anyone she doesn’t like.

On her podcast, The Jenna Ellis Show, the aforementioned fake Christian proudly declared:

“The five people who were killed in the nightclub that night, there is no evidence at all that they were Christians. So assuming that they were not, that they had not accepted the truth of the gospel of Christ and affirmed Jesus Christ as the lord of their life, they are now reaping the consequences of having eternal damnation. And that is far, far greater – we should be having that conversation. Instead of just the tragedy of what happened to the body, we need to be talking about what happened to the soul and the fact that they are now in eternal separation from our lord and savior Jesus Christ.”

It won’t surprise you to learn that this isn’t the first time Ellis has said horrific things about the LGBTQ community.

In 2017, she posted this on Facebook:

“Whether or not homosexuals are nice, wise people, or misunderstood, or mean is not the issue. … Sin is always sin, even if nice people commit it.”

Ellis was lit up on Twitter for her hateful remarks.

Ellis tried to dig her way out of what she said on her podcast, asserting that she was merely trying to encourage people to get “saved.”

If Jenna Ellis wants to see who is going to hell, all she needs to do is look in the nearest mirror.