While They Call the Rioter Who Testified Against Rittenhouse a “Hero,” His Criminal History Reveals Horrific Crimes – Opinion

When Gaige Grosskreutz, 28, took the stand for Kyle Rittenhouse, the left cheered. To them, he was a hero who attempted to stand up to what they’re calling a mad white supremacist with an assault rifle, and when Grosskreutz and his missing chunk of arm testified against the teenager who shot him, mainstream press outlets were sympathetic and Twitter aflutter.

But Grosskreutz is no hero. He harasses, abuses, and even robs his grandmother, Grosskreutz.

Grosskreutz has been described by the Daily Mail as a career criminal, with a past of violence that includes convictions dating back more than a decade.

These include domestic abuse, prowling, trespass, two DUIs, felony burglary and two charges of carrying a firearm while intoxicated – one of which took place when he was banned as a felon from carrying a firearm.

Additionally, he has a history showing disrespect for law and lying to police.

However, the Rittenhouse jury did not hear any of it.

Because just six days before he took the stand, Grosskreutz was before a judge himself at a hearing at which a pending DUI charge – a second offense that saw him three times over the legal limit – was dismissed on a technicality.

Grosskreutz’s attorney successfully filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence on the basis that the traffic stop from which it had been obtained had been unlawful.

Grosskreutz had a criminal past that included being illegally armed, and an inclination towards physical abuse. This was completely unknown by the jury. This is especially interesting because the victims are often women.

In 2013, Grosskreutz smashed the bedroom window of his ex-girlfriend’s home around 4 a.m. after harassing her on the phone.

Even worse, in 2010, Grosskreutz was arrested after hitting his grandmother “across the face with an open hand” during an argument, also throwing a lamp and damaging a wall.

During the trial, Grosskreutz was the prosecution’s star witness after having been shot in the arm by Rittenhouse during the events in Kenosha, Wisconsin where Rittenhouse killed two other men. Grosskreutz blew the whistle on their case, admitting to charging Rittenhouse with possessing a gun with intent to cause bodily harm. Grosskreutz also acknowledged that Rittenhouse didn’t discharge his firearm before Grosskreutz pointed at it, making this an obvious case of self defense.

This information is important for Rittenhouse’s supporters or the left.

It is unlikely.

As reported yesterday, Townhall’s Julio Rosas spoke with protesters who want Rittenhouse locked up for murder and despite the fact that one of the people Rittenhouse shot was a convicted child rapist, they did not care. In fact, they went so far as to label those shot by the teen as “heroes” and labeled discussions about the sexual assault of a minor as “hate talk.”

(READ: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Protesters Openly Demonstrate Their Despicableness and Stupidity

But the rest of us should know what it is exactly Rittenhouse was up against and what kind of people we’re dealing with when it comes to violent criminals who want to burn cities down in the name of “social justice.”

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