The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is scheduled to enter its final phase this week as closing arguments are expected to conclude on Monday. A jury will then decide if the teenager is guilty of any of the charges he currently faces.
Given that Rittenhouse’s legal defense team has presented what many believe is a strong self-defense claim, there stands a likely chance that he will not be convicted of the most serious charges, and that possibility has already caused the Wisconsin governor to have National Guard troops on standby in the wake of threats of possible violence, BizPac Review reports.
As is typical by the left, when something doesn’t go their way, many times they resort to violence in the streets. Even Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, understands that, which likely prompted him to place on standby at least 500 Wisconsin National Guard troops.
As a precautionary measure, the troops will be stationed just outside of the city of Kenosha, and will reportedly be made available for assistance, “if requested by local law enforcement,” in case violence occurs as a result of the jury’s verdict.
News of the troop deployment came via an official statement from Evers, in which he stressed that he’s taking all proactive measures to ensure that widespread violence doesn’t break out in the wake of the verdict, whatever that verdict may be.
“We continue to be in close contact with our partners at the local level to ensure the state provides support and resources to help keep the Kenosha community and greater area safe,” his statement read.
It added: “I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully.”
The statement also explicitly stated what the troops could be used for, which includes bolstering local law enforcement, and to “protect critical infrastructure and cultural institutions.”
“The National Guard may not be used to impede the ability of people to peacefully protest or impede the ability of the media to report,” the statement concluded.
It was journalist Andy Ngo who reported the first threats of possible violent outbreaks in the wake of the Rittenhouse verdict, citing a number of Antifa Twitter accounts suggesting that riots will, in fact, happen.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 12, 2021
We’ll have to wait and see what the jury thinks, but if Rittenhouse isn’t hit with a guilty verdict, it appears as if the angry left is ready to take action.