After being shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha riot, an armed activist sues the city, county, and police for ‘conspiring with vigilantes.’

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After being shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha riot, an armed activist sues the city, county, and police for ‘conspiring with vigilantes.’

Grosskreutz said in a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Milwaukee on Thursday that Kenosha police officers “conspired” with “white nationalist militia individuals,” resulting in Rittenhouse wounding him and killing two others.

Local authorities effectively deputized Rittenhouse and other “vigilantes,” according to Grosskreutz, allowing them to patrol the streets and “shot and kill innocent individuals.”

The action names the city and county governments of Kenosha, as well as police and sheriff’s department officers, as defendants. Grosskreutz, however, did not sue the teen who shot him.

The case originates from unrest that erupted in August 2020 when Kenosha police shot and injured Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man wanted for alleged sexual assault and other crimes. Blake was carrying a knife at the time, but major news outlets reported that he was unarmed.

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, was one of the counter-protesters who had come to Kenosha in an effort to defend people and prevent looting and burning. Rioters were eventually confronted by Rittenhouse and other armed residents. Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, was captured on tape repeatedly asking someone to “shoot me, ni**a,” despite serving time in jail for sexually assaulting five young boys. Later, Rosenbaum is seen chasing Rittenhouse and attempting to take his firearm from him, at which time the teen is shot and killed.

Rittenhouse then dashed down the street toward a line of police, but slipped and fell as a throng pursued him and yelled for him to be beaten. Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old man with a history of domestic violence, was one of the pursuers who struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard and was fatally shot as he attempted to steal his gun.

(Caution: Graphic/Violent Content) In Kenosha, a crowd rushes down a suspected shooter. He trips and collapses, then turns and fires multiple times with the gun. Shots can also be heard elsewhere, confirming rumors of many shooters in the area tonight #Kenosha#KenoshaRiotspic.twitter.com/qqsYWmngFW Then there was Grosskreutz, who initially backed off after seeing Huber shot, but then charged Rittenhouse once more. Even after being wounded in the bicep, video footage of the incident shows him clutching a weapon in his right hand.

For the deaths of Huber and Rosenbaum, as well as the attempted murder of Grosskreutz, Rittenhouse was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. He is also charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, reckless homicide, and minor in possession of a dangerous weapon – as. News from Brinkwire in a nutshell. Search the internet for further information.

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