As of this writing the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse will be winding down. Either the American system of law and order will prevail and the jury will render a verdict that respects it or the institution of vigilante justice that has long pervaded American literature will win the day. Personally, I’m betting on the latter.
But before we get into this I would like for someone to explain to me how an assault weapon can be used to remove graffiti and render first aid — as Rittenhouse claimed to be doing when he killed two people. Make no doubt, this all started when the defendant decided to illegally purchase a gun and travel to a city he did not live in when he should have been at home doing trigonometry homework like a normal teenager.