威斯康星17岁枪手律师团公开信,全文翻译

威斯康星骚乱引发的枪击案,举国关注。17岁少年击毙两人,打伤一个,现在被控谋杀。一个强大的律师团已经决定免费替他辩护,相关诉讼费用由捐款承担。

我在上篇文章就说过,这个案子的判决结果,对将来的社|会|骚|乱和公民合法自卫的权利,都会产生深远的影响。

少年的辩护律师Pierce Bainbridge代表律师团发表了一份公开声明,提供了更详细的内容。千里走单骑(CallVoter.com)全文翻译如下,谢绝任何公众号转载:

VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS / August 28, 2020

皮尔斯·班布里奇很荣幸能够代理伊利诺伊州安提阿居民,17岁的凯尔·里滕豪斯(Kyle Rittenhouse)。他一夜之间发现自己身处一场全国风暴的中心,并且被控谋杀。而这一切,仅仅是因为他在威斯康星州基诺沙(Kenosha),遭到一群残暴,狠毒,甚至可能致命的暴民袭击之后,不得不保护自己。

2020年8月25日,雅各布·布莱克(Jacob Blake)枪击事件发生后,基诺沙陷入骚乱。基诺沙市长和威斯康星州州长未能保障基本的法律和秩序,以保护当地公民和社区建筑物。整个城市在燃烧,暴民摧毁了建筑物和财产,抢劫者洗劫商店。暴乱的人在店面,法院以及许多公共和私人场所外面留下各种涂鸦,满城皆是。

当天,凯尔在基诺沙担任社区救生员。下班之后他想帮忙清扫,于是和一个朋友去了当地的公立高中,清洗骚乱者留下的涂鸦。当天晚些时候,他们收到了一个业主的求助电话,他在市区的汽车经销店已经大部分被暴民摧毁,但是需要找人帮忙,保护自己一生拼搏仅剩下的一点财产,其中包括附近的两家修车铺。凯尔和一个朋友于是前往修车铺。由于基诺沙和许多美国城市最近出现的致命暴力事件,他们带上了步枪。这些武器都是放在威斯康星州的,从未越过州界。

到达之后,凯尔和其他人一起在车店对面的修车铺站岗,以防止进一步遭到破坏。当天晚些时候,特别是晚上8:00之后,宵禁无效,警察终于开始驱散暴|徒。在这个过程中,他们把一些人赶到了车铺前面的大街上。暴|徒经过时,凯尔和其他人多次遭到口头威胁和挑衅,但凯尔从未做出反应。他的目的不是挑起暴力冲突,而只是为了防止财产受损,并利用他的技能为受伤的社区成员提供急救。

人群通过修车铺之后,凯尔认为危险已经过去,他越来越担心聚集在附近加油站的伤员,其中有抗议者,也有旁观的人,因为他们无法立即获得医疗救治或执法部门的帮助。于是凯尔带着急救包去了加油站。他搜寻了受伤人员,提供了紧急救助,并且在一片混乱中,尽可能将人们引向能够帮助他们的人。凯尔最后一次回到加油站,并确认没有更多伤员需要帮助时,警察已经把防线推前了,堵住了他回到修车铺的路。凯尔听从警察的指示,没有去修车铺,于是回到加油站。之后他听说另一个修车铺正面临直接的威胁,而附近没有警察维持治安。

凯尔走向第二家修车铺的时候,遭遇了一伙暴民,他们认出来凯尔就是保护店铺的人,而那家店,是他们一直试图毁灭的。这激怒了暴民,他们决意要伤害凯尔。他们开始追他。凯尔试图逃走,但是没来得及。随即身后传来枪声,凯尔转过身,正看到一个袭击者向他扑过来,并伸手夺枪。他在一瞬间做出了应急反应,合理地用自己的武器保护自己,开枪并且击中了攻击他的人。

凯尔停了下来,想确保受伤的攻击者能够得到救助,但是面对的却是越来越多的暴徒向他围过来。他意识到为了自己的安全和性命,必须逃走。当他在街上疾跑的时候,另一名攻击者从后面袭击了凯尔。当暴民贴近的时候,凯尔转身,然后摔倒在地。当他还在地上的时候,一名攻击者踢了他。还有一个人用滑板砸了他的头。数名暴徒试图抢枪。由于担心自己的生命安全,并担心人群会继续向他开枪甚至用自己的武器伤害他,凯尔别无选择,只能向最近的攻击者多次开枪,击中了两人,包括一个携带武器的攻击者。听到这几声枪响之后,其余的暴民开始四散奔逃。

凯尔站起来,双手举在空中,继续朝警察的方向走去。他试图联系多名警官,但他们更关注受伤的袭击者。警方当时没有拘留凯尔,反而让他继续走过去。无论当时还是晚些时候,当他在家乡伊利诺伊州安提阿市去警局自首,凯尔都全力配合了警方的指令。

凯尔没有任何过错。他行使了上帝赋予的,(宪)法赋予的,普通法和成文法都赋予的自卫权。

但是,为了安抚目前肆虐美国的分裂和破坏势力,基诺沙检察官没有对事实进行任何有意义的分析,也没有对已有的视频进行任何深入的审查(其中一些视频证明州ZF的关键证人甚至不在枪击现场),这根本不是一个认真的调查。相反,在得知凯尔可能具有保守派的政治观点之后,他们立即将他锁定成一个便利的靶子,将他当作替罪羊,以转移他们对雅各布·布莱克枪击事件以及政府为确保公民基本法律和秩序的绝对失败的注意力。在24-36小时内,他被控多项谋杀罪。

凯尔现在拥有全国最好的律师团。在尼古拉斯·桑德曼的律师L. Lin Wood的帮助下,皮尔斯·班布里奇和威斯康星州的多位顶级刑事辩护律师立即表示愿意代理凯尔。

今天,他的律师团与公设辩护律师合作,成功地把他的引渡听证会延续了几个星期,直到9月25日。这至少部分减缓了ZF和媒体急于定性的草率,他们已经下定决心要疯狂污蔑他的人格并毁掉他的一生。

凯尔,他的家人,皮尔斯·班布里奇团队和其他所有律师一定会奉陪到底,我们会把此案推向庭审,并且由陪审团根据正当防卫把凯尔无罪释放。

凯尔的辩护律师费和其他诉讼费用将由#FightBack Foundation Inc.捐赠,该基金会是由John Pierce和Lin Wood创立的,位于德州的501(c)(4)机构,目的是保护守法美国公民的正当权益免遭践踏。州ZF和地方ZF更愿意取悦暴民,而不是保护公民的权利。

皮尔斯和班布里奇律师事务所的创始人约翰·皮尔斯(John Pierce)赞扬了凯尔的坚强和韧性。 “在美国,不应该需要一个17岁的孩子拿起武器保护生命和财产。那是州ZF和地方ZF的职责。但是,他们失败了,以至于守法公民别无选择,只能自己保护自己的社区,就像1775年列克星敦和康科德的祖先一样。凯尔不是种族份子,也不是白人至上。他是一个勇敢的,爱国的,富有同情心的守法美国公民,热爱他的国家和社区。他没有做错任何事。他保护了自己,这是上帝赋予所有美国人民,并受到法律保护的基本权利。现在,他正处于ZF机构的准星之下,而他们的力量要强大得多。但是,凯尔将勇敢地面对他们,不仅为自己而战,更是为所有美国人以及心爱的(宪)法而战。我们永远不会离开他的身边,直到胜利那一天。

随着调查和法律诉讼的进行,将提供进一步的更新。

#反击

英文原文:

Full Statement:

VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS / August 28, 2020 / Pierce Bainbridge is honored to represent 17-year old Antioch, Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse, who has suddenly found himself at the center of a national firestorm and charged with murder after defending himself from a relentless, vicious and potentially deadly mob attack in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

On August 25th, 2020, Kenosha spiraled into chaos following the Jacob Blake shooting. The Kenosha Mayor and Wisconsin Governor failed to provide a basic degree of law and order to protect the citizens and community buildings in Kenosha. The city burned as mobs destroyed buildings and property, and looters stole whatever they wanted. Rioters defaced storefronts, the courthouse, and many other public and private locations across the city.

After Kyle finished his work that day as a community lifeguard in Kenosha, he wanted to help clean up some of the damage, so he and a friend went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters. Later in the day, they received information about a call for help from a local business owner, whose downtown Kenosha auto dealership was largely destroyed by mob violence. The business owner needed help to protect what he had left of his life’s work, including two nearby mechanic’s shops. Kyle and a friend armed themselves with rifles due to the deadly violence gripping Kenosha and many other American cities, and headed to the business premises. The weapons were in Wisconsin and never crossed state lines.

Upon arrival, Kyle and others stood guard at the mechanic’s shop across from the auto dealership to prevent further damage or destruction. Later that night, substantially after the city’s 8:00 p.m. curfew expired without consequence, the police finally started to attempt to disperse a group of rioters. In doing so, they maneuvered a mass of individuals down the street towards the auto shops. Kyle and others on the premises were verbally threatened and taunted multiple times as the rioters passed by, but Kyle never reacted. His intent was not to incite violence, but simply to deter property damage and use his training to provide first aid to injured community members.

After the crowd passed the premises and Kyle believed the threat of further destruction had passed, he became increasingly concerned with the injured protestors and bystanders congregating at a nearby gas station with no immediate access to medical assistance or help from law enforcement. Kyle headed in that direction with a first aid kit. He sought out injured persons, rendered aid, and tried to guide people to others who could assist to the extent he could do so amid the chaos. By the final time Kyle returned to 2 the gas station and confirmed there were no more injured individuals who needed assistance, police had advanced their formation and blocked what would have been his path back to the mechanic’s shop. Kyle then complied with the police instructions not to go back there. Kyle returned to the gas station until he learned of a need to help protect the second mechanic’s shop further down the street where property destruction was imminent with no police were nearby.

As Kyle proceeded towards the second mechanic’s shop, he was accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy. This outraged the rioters and created a mob now determined to hurt Kyle. They began chasing him down. Kyle attempted to get away, but he could not do so quickly enough. Upon the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with an attacker lunging towards him and reaching for his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking the attacker.

Kyle stopped to ensure care for the wounded attacker but faced a growing mob gesturing towards him. He realized he needed to flee for his safety and his survival. Another attacker struck Kyle from behind as he fled down the street. Kyle turned as the mob pressed in on him and he fell to the ground. One attacker kicked Kyle on the ground while he was on the ground. Yet another bashed him over the head with a skateboard. Several rioters tried to disarm Kyle. In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or even use his own weapon against him, Kyle had no choice but to fire multiple rounds towards his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed attacker. The rest of the mob began to disperse upon hearing the additional gunshots.

Kyle got up and continued down the street in the direction of police with his hands in the air. He attempted to contact multiple police officers, but they were more concerned with the wounded attackers. The police did not take Kyle into custody at that time, but instead they indicated he should keep moving. He fully cooperated, both then and later that night when he turned himself in to the police in his hometown, Antioch, Illinois.

Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.

However, in a reactionary rush to appease the divisive, destructive forces currently roiling this country, prosecutors in Kenosha did not engage in any meaningful analysis of the facts, or any in-depth review of available video footage (some of which shows that a critical state’s witness was not even at the area where the shots were fired); this was not a serious investigation. Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government’s abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens. Within 24-36 hours, he was charged with multiple homicide counts.

Kyle now has the best legal representation in the country. With help from Nicholas Sandmann attorney L. Lin Wood, Pierce Bainbridge and multiple top-tier criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin immediately offered representation to Kyle.

Today, his legal team was successful in working with the public defender to obtain a several-week continuance of his extradition hearing to September 25th. This at least partially slows down the rush to judgment by a government and media that is determined to assassinate his character and destroy his life.

Kyle, his family, the team at Pierce Bainbridge and his other lawyers intend to fight these charges every step of the way, take the case to trial and win an acquittal on the grounds of self-defense before a jury of his peers.

The legal fees and other costs of Kyle’s defense will be provided through donations to #FightBack Foundation Inc., a Texas 501(c)(4) foundation created by John Pierce and Lin Wood to protect lawabiding American citizens whose rights are being trampled on by state and local governments that are more concerned with appeasing mobs than protecting those rights.

Pierce Bainbridge founder John Pierce praised Kyle’s strength and resilience. “A 17-year old child should not have to take up arms in America to protect life and property. That is the job of state and local governments. However, those governments have failed, and law-abiding citizens have no choice but to protect their own communities as their forefathers did at Lexington and Concord in 1775. Kyle is not a racist or a white supremacist. He is a brave, patriotic, compassionate law-abiding American who loves his country and his community. He did nothing wrong. He defended himself, which is a fundamental right of all Americans given by God and protected by law. He is now in the crosshairs of institutional forces that are much more powerful than him. But he will stand up to them and fight not only for himself, but for all Americans and their beloved Constitution. We will never leave his side until he is victorious in that fight.”

Further updates will be provided as the investigation and legal proceedings unfold.

#FightBack