Kyle Rittenhouse case: Gun-toting lawyers Mark, Patricia McCloskey show support at trial

Kyle Rittenhouse case: Gun-toting lawyers Mark, Patricia McCloskey show support at trial

Mark and Patricia McCloskey visit the Kenosha County Courthouse before a jury deliberates in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Sunday, November 15, 2021. KENOSHA, Wis. — The gun-toting St. Louis couple who pointed their weapons at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home last year have traveled here to support Kyle Rittenhouse — as well as their Second Amendment rights. “We’re just here to support Kyle and hope that the jury comes out with an acquittal on all counts and you know to support people’s rights to defend themselves,” Mark McCloskey, 64, told The Post outside the courthouse Tuesday, as the jury began deliberations in the teen’s murder trial. “We’re just here to support people that exercise their Second Amendment rights and defend themselves, particularly when the government abdicates that duty and fails to protect its citizens,” added the personal injury lawyer, who was with his wife, Patricia. Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers argued that the teen acted in self-defense, while prosecutors called him a “wannabe soldier.” “I mean, we’ve got programs to defund the police all over the place but if you defund the police and the government is not there to protect the citizens, citizens have to protect themselves.” Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with killing Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 28, as anti-police brutality protests broke out in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Prosecutors have argued that Rittenhouse was a “wannabe soldier” who instigated […]

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