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Tennessee State Representative Presents Self-Defense Bill In Honor Of Kyle Rittenhouse

Rep. Bruce Griffey is also calling for a proclamation to celebrate the teenager.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, the Antioch, Ill., teenager who traveled to Kenosha, Wis., during protests of the police shooting of Jacob Blake last year, was acquitted of the murder of two people and the wounding of another in November of 2021. Now, a Tennessee lawmaker is proposing a bill in honor of Rittenhouse.

According to The Hill, State Rep. Bruce Griffey’s (R) has presented HB1769, also known as  “Kyle’s Law” and would require the state to reimburse defendants found not guilty of homicide charges because of self-defense.

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Griffey told WZTV, “Kyle Rittenhouse had to defend himself not only against a first-degree murder charge over the course of a year-plus politically-motivated prosecution and a two-week jury trial. But also against widespread defamation and false branding by corrupt media outlets, simply for exercising his American, God-given right to self-defense.”

Griffey is also calling for a proclamation to honor Rittenhouse as "a hero who selflessly defended his community, protected businesses, and acted lawfully in the face of lawlessness.”

On August 25, 2020, demonstrators had taken to the streets, protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha policeman after he responded to a domestic dispute.

In the chaos, Anthony Huber, 26, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Gaige Grosskreutz were shot by Rittenhouse. Grosskreutz was wounded, Huber and Rosenbaum died from the injuries.

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