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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:56 AM

73. Zeitghost, you've done a pretty good job of explaining the situation.

It is hard to explain to people how the situation changes dynamically in many self-defense situations.

[In most states] you can't have the claim of innocence if you start a fight. But if you abandon the conflict and retreat, then you regain your innocence. If the target of your attack then pursues you and threatens you with death or great bodily harm your right to self defense is restored.

You write in your post #70:
WI law clearly gives him the right to self defense as soon as he stops and retreats. The moment he retreats and Rosenbaum advances on him (after threatening to kill him), Rosenbaum becomes the aggressor and Rittenhouse regains his right to defend himself with force


My state is very similar. I teach self-defense classes in a state a little farther south of WI, but the laws in both states have the same impact. The posters here that have prejudged the case are unlikely to change their minds ever. They make entertaining posts as uninformed social justice warriors. But they would make lousy jurors.

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