Kenosha man who identifies himself in Rittenhouse shooting video says matter is personal to him



In this August 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse holds a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake.


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“I was there as an independent person who cares about my city and where I live,” he said.

Speed ​​said he had seen Rosenbaum arguing with armed militia members at night. When the first shooting took place, Speed ​​said he was among those who ran behind Rittenhouse as the teenager headed north on Sheridan Road, saying he expected to disarm her. “I certainly had no intention of hurting the kid,” Speed ​​said.



Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber

This frame, taken from video shot by Julio Rojas on August 25, 2020, shows Joseph Rosenbaum, red shirt, front center, and Anthony Huber, in blue hat behind Rosenbaum, armed men during a street protest in Kenosha Shows facing. Police Shooting of Jacob Blake. Later that night both men were shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse, who he says acted in self-defense.


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He said there were other people on the street who were armed. “If they (Rittenhouse) wanted to die he would have been dead,” he said.

He said it was only yards away when Huber was killed and Grosskretz was shot. The figure, identified as himself, can be seen holding back his hands after the shoot.

Since shooting, Speed ​​said, he’s been nervous about being out, and worried if his girlfriend is out of the house. He has trouble sleeping. He is afraid of people holding guns in public. The rhetoric surrounding the trial is filling her with anxiety.

“Someone wanted to play superheroes, and they shouldn’t,” Speed ​​said.

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