The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has divided the country.
Everyone seems to have their own opinion on what happened. As someone who has been watching the trial very closely, I can say that it has been filled with both emotion and surprise….
Like Judge Schroeder “taking the prosecution to the woodshed” numerous times, and the damning testimony that came by way of Mr.Grosskreutz.
Rittenhouse also broke down while he was testifying, and many people pointed out his breakdown to be consistent with classic signs of PTSD…
Today those observations proved to be true. During the court proceedings the defense confirmed that Kyle Rittenhouse is currently going through therapy for PTSD:
While discussing jury instructions outside of the presence of the jury on Friday, a defense attorney said that #KyleRittenhouse has been in therapy and has PTSD due to the “incident.” @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/K0CZNMsu1G
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) November 12, 2021
That wasn’t crying, that was a full blown meltdown. Textbook PTSD. He’s being forced to relive the trauma from that day from having to shoot a violent child-rapist and arsonist just to save his own life. #KyleRittenhouse https://t.co/GD5Z01ejz7
— marky 🏳️🌈⃠ (@LGBTrumpUSA) November 12, 2021
Law & Crime reports:
“Have you ever been treated for a mental or emotional disorder?” Schroeder asked.
Rather than immediately answer “yes,” as he had done to other questions, Rittenhouse turned to speak to his attorney.
“His pause,” Richards said, “was, I believe, because he’s in therapy. I don’t think he has a mental illness or anything. As a result of this incident, he has PTSD.”
“But that doesn’t affect his judgment or reasoning power at all?” Schroeder asked.
Richards and Rittenhouse both said it did not.
If you accuse Kyle Rittenhouse of “faking tears” from being forced to relive the trauma of having to shoot violent, armed arsonists, while also being on trial for a life sentence, but claim PTSD from being called the wrong pronouns…. you might be an asshole.
— Creeperkiller97 (@C_killer96) November 12, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse was just confirmed to be in therapy for PTSD.
You unbelievably giant sack of s*** https://t.co/j6QOAEe03i
— JD Sharp (@imjdsharp) November 12, 2021
Rittenhouse was mocked on the left earlier this week for breaking down on the witness stand when asked to describe the encounter on Aug. 25, 2020, when he shot several Black Lives Matter rioters who were pursuing him.