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Twitter Explodes as ‘Innocent’ Kyle Rittenhouse Begs for Money to Fight Civil Suit

The parents of Anthony Huber, one of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims, originally filed a lawsuit against the city of Kenosha and the Kenosha Police Department under the theory that they allowed the situation to get to the point where Rittenhouse ended up killing Huber. It is normal to name the municipality and police because they generally have insurance covering such lawsuits and thus have “deep pockets,” as they say in the law. Originally, the Hubers didn’t name Kyle in their lawsuit.

In January, the Hubers added Rittenhouse, perhaps having heard that he was keeping the bail money raised on his behalf, making Rittenhouse himself someone with “deep pockets.” From the Washington Post in January:

Kyle Rittenhouse has been added as a defendant to a civil lawsuit filed by the parents of Anthony Huber, a Wisconsin man Rittenhouse fatally shot in Kenosha during street protests in August 2020.

In a criminal trial last November, Rittenhouse was found not guilty of five charges related to killing Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz with an AR-15-style rifle. A civil trial could replay evidence against the 18-year-old before a jury, in addition to statements he has made in right-wing media since going free. The suit does not specify any monetary damages, but attorneys for the parents filed a $10 million claim notice in December.

The jury will decide who is liable for what damages, but if Kyle is found liable, one can bet that he will be hammered to the point that he’ll likely be driven into bankruptcy. So what does Kyle do? Well, he’s a MAGA. Go grifting!

Twitter often goes after Kyle in a big way, and this one really set them off:


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