Prosecutors in Rittenhouse case get one last defeat, means ‘media narrative now completely destroyed’

It seems prosecutors have officially thrown in the towel in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, effectively hammering the last nail in the coffin of the media narrative against the teen.

Last week a plea deal was reached with the man who allegedly provided the weapon that Rittenhouse used during the protests in Kenosha, Wis. in 2020. Dominick Black “plead no contest to a non-criminal citation of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and will have two felony counts dismissed as part of the agreement,” The Hill reported.

But the move seemed to reveal a lot more than what the headlines and reports simply noted. The 20-year-old, who had reportedly purchased the weapon because Rittenhouse was too young to do so at the time when he was 17 years old, had been facing two felony charges of delivering a dangerous weapon to a minor, resulting in death.

While Judge Bruce Schroeder has yet to accept the plea deal, doing so will mean that Black will pay a $2,000 fine and have the more serious charges dropped.

“The hefty charges were clearly meant to force his cooperation in the prosecution of his friend. With Rittenhouse now acquitted, the prosecutors have thrown in the towel and agreed to a fine of $2000 in exchange for dropping the two counts,” legal scholar and George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley wrote.

He added:

A conviction on each count could have brought a sentence of three years in prison plus three years of supervision. Notably, there were even threats that the Biden Administration was considering bringing federal charges to increase his possible incarceration.

The plea exposes a common tactic of prosecutors to leave major charges hanging over the heads of witnesses to induce them to cooperate. It also makes them less likely to make public statements or assist in the defense of another defendant like Rittenhouse.

 

“Media narrative now destroyed completely,” journalist Tim Pool tweeted in response to the latest development.

Twitter users weighed in on the latest challenge to prosecutors.

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