One of the big arguments you hear from the left about the Rittenhouse case is: Kyle is a murderer because he had no business being in Kenosha. If he had only stayed at his mom’s house, he wouldn’t have needed to defend himself.
OK, let’s play that game. I will counter that claim with one single name: Manuel Terán.
Manuel Terán was from Venezuela. He had a student visa to attend Florida State University. Instead, he decided to drop out of school to become a self described “forest defender” who would protest to protect the environment. In other words, he was in violation of the terms of his student visa, and was then an illegal immigrant. He headed up to Georgia and began camping in the woods to prevent the construction of a new police training center near Atlanta. By camping in the woods, protesters hoped to prevent the construction crews from clearing the land.
When Georgia State Police arrived to clear out the protesters, one of the officers was shot. When police returned fire, the dead body was found to be holding a handgun. Ballistic tests matched the bullet taken from the police officer to that handgun. The dead protester was identified as Manuel Terán.
His mother said that Manuel was not the type of person to shoot at police, and also claimed, “They said he had a gun. If he had one, it was for protecting himself against the animals in the forest.” Except it is illegal for him to have a gun, since he was in the country illegally.
Still, Manuel Terán has become a martyr for the cause in Atlanta. If only he had stayed where he belonged. Isn’t it funny how Kyle Rittenhouse was wrong for visiting his father in Kenosha, less than 50 miles from his mother’s home, but an illegal immigrant is celebrated for crossing a national border illegally, travelling thousands of miles, arming himself with a handgun (which the left wants outlawed), then using that handgun to shoot a police officer?