The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse who stands accused of shooting at least 3 people and fatally killing two has finally begun. In prosecutors opening statements, they held no regrets in their directly aimed comments about Rittenhouse — a teenager they say was drawn to the chaos like a “moth” and decidedly took a gun with him. ADA Thomas Binger told an open court on Tuesday that Rittenhouse had no right gunning down those in which he killed.
“One of things we all agreed on yesterday is life is more important than property,” Binger said. “Like moths to a flame, tourists from outside our of community were drawn to the chaos here in Kenosha. People from outside of Kenosha came in and contributed to that chaos and it caused many of our citizens to fear for their safety.”
He continued: “But out of the hundreds of people that came to Kenosha during that week, the hundreds of people that were out on the streets that week, the evidence will show that the only person that killed anyone was the defendant, Kyle Rittenhouse.”
It’s also worth noting that Rittenhouse is responsible for the only known fatalities of the protests that occurred at the time. At the time — locals and the like were protesting what happened to Jacob Black the Black man who was paralyzed by cops for reasons that are still unclear and have not been proven.