By now many Americans have heard the story of Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who went to Kenosha to help business owners protect their property and to assist anyone who may be injured in the inevitable BLM/Antifa caused violence there.
During his night in Kenosha, Rittenhouse ended up shooting three people. Each shooting was filmed by bystanders. It was probably the best-documented shooting ever.
All three people shot by Rittenhouse had criminal records. The first man he shot was a multi-time convicted child rapist, who appeared in the video to be chasing young Rittenhouse across a parking lot. The rapist was wielding an object with the apparent intent to hit Rittenhouse with it. Of the other criminals whom Rittenhouse shot, the video shows that one was attempting to beat him in the head with a skateboard and the other had pulled a gun on him.
Given the vast video evidence, many Americans, believe Rittenhouse was shooting in self-defense, and they have posted their support for Rittenhouse on Facebook. But the social media network is shutting them down, calling Rittenhouse a “mass murderer,” before he has even been on trial. Apparently, there’s no presumption of innocence on Facebook.
The Blaze’s Sarah Taylor reports:
Facebook has reportedly opted to remove social media posts supporting 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, declaring that the shooting he was involved with to be a “mass murder.”
Rittenhouse faces murder charges after he allegedly killed two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and wounded another on Aug. 25 during ongoing protests.
What are the details?
On Tuesday, conservative author and YouTuber Mark Dice said he received a notice from Facebook, threatening a suspension, after he shared video of Rittenhouse offering medical aid to wounded Kenosha protesters.
He shared a Twitter update on the threat of suspension, writing, “Facebook just removed a video I posted showing Kyle Rittenhouse offering help to a wounded protester in Kenosha and are threatening to delete my entire account.”
Facebook just removed a video I posted showing Kyle Rittenhouse offering help to a wounded protester in Kenosha and are threatening to delete my entire account. This was the video: pic.twitter.com/kXoUvQdTDS
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) September 2, 2020
Dice’s original post said, “Newly uncovered video of Kyle Rittenhouse shows him helping an injured protester after she was struck in the foot with a projectile. In another video he told the cameraman that he’d brought a medical kit, which is the bag he was carrying. Further proving he had no malicious intent by showing up. In fact, he was there to help anyone who needed it.”