The Ugly History Behind The “Victims” by Tom Reynolds
The media has tended to paint several “victims” of police shootings in the best possible way, overlooking some rather ugly history. The actual criminal histories of the “victims” in the Kenosha Wisconsin shootings are described below.
The Daily Signal wrote about the first person Rittenhouse shot, “Rosenbaum was convicted of sexual conduct with a minor in 2002, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections sex-offender registry, government records showed. Rosenbaum also had…open cases in Kenosha: one on bail jumping and another on battery, two counts of domestic abuse and disorderly conduct, according to court records."
The man who hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard before being shot was Huber. Per Daily signal, “In 2012, Huber was found guilty of felonious strangulation, two counts of domestic abuse, false imprisonment and use of a dangerous weapon, records show. Huber was again found guilty in 2018, this time of disorderly conduct, domestic abuse and repeat offender charges, according to online documents”.
The third man, shot in the arm while holding a pistol was Grosskreutz. Again, per Daily signal, “Grosskreutz was found guilty in 2016 of carrying a firearm while intoxicated — a misdemeanor charge, according to court records”.
The shooter, Kyle H. Rittenhouse has not been convicted of anything. There was a false claim that he had a record but it was someone with a similar name, Kyle J. Rittenhouse.
Let’s not forget another “victim”; George Floyd’s death is supposed to be the catalyst of all the riots. He was arrested on August 2, 1997 for delivering less than one gram of cocaine to someone else and sentenced to about six months in jail. Arrested and charged with theft on September 25, 1998, and again on December 9, 1998 and sentenced to a total of 10 months and 10 days in jail. On August 29, 2001, Floyd was sentenced to 15 days in jail for “failure to identify to a police officer,” court documents say. He was arrested and charged for having less than one gram of cocaine on him on Oct. 29, 2002; for criminal trespassing on Jan. 3, 2003; for intending to give less than one gram of cocaine to someone else on Feb. 6, 2004; and for again having less than one gram of cocaine in his possession on Dec. 15, 2005. He was sentenced to about 30 months in jail, total, for those crimes. In 2007, authorities arrested and charged Floyd with his most serious crime: aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to five years for that.
Snopes is a heavily left fact checker. It tried to bury Floyd’s criminal record when it “fact checked” a meme showing Floyd’s true criminal history. Snope’s short comment, buried in the middle of a very long and almost funny defense of all things Floyd, “The claims in the meme are a mixture of true and false…the alleged crimes and time periods are mostly accurate, with the caveat that Floyd was convicted of theft in 1998, not armed robbery. But the following information makes other aspects of the post misleading: Not all the crimes resulted in prison time, but rather jail sentences”. (Oh wow, he went to jail instead of prison! Calling it prison is so misleading about the poor man’s character!)
Amazingly, Michael Reinoehl, the Portland Oregon killer of Aaron Danielson of the Patriot prayer movement, is not being portrayed sympathetically. According to the Wall Street Journal, he was arrested on June 8 for speeding 111 miles per hour, allegedly under the influence of marijuana and with a concealed and loaded Glock handgun on board. (He didn’t have a concealed handgun license). The newspaper said he also had his 11-year-old daughter in the car, and at the time he was racing his 17-year-old son. He failed to appear at his arraignment in July. (Too busy “protesting”?)
The Seattle Times reported that Reinoehl was cited by Portland police in July for possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, (a riot?) though at the time of his death there apparently have yet to be charges filed. (We don’t need new gun laws, just enforce those we have on the books.)
Maybe there is a reason none of the media jumped on the sympathetic portrayal bandwagon for Reinoehl? About Reinoehl’s death, his sister is quoted by the Daily Mail stating, “'I wouldn't say at this point that this counts as bad news.”