What is mob rule, anyway? Mob rule at minimum is a massive effort to circumvent the rule of law to achieve something, often involving violence. Mob rule can burn, destroy, loot, and kill to intimidate and sow fear to advance agendas. Accessories to mob rule are officials too timid to intervene or who actually co-conspire. Mob rule partners are press outlets propagating inaccurate narratives aiding mob rule success. It’s government bowing to mob intimidation or political pressure using courts for reasons other than justice by rule of law.

And American justice? Our Judeo-Christian-principled constitutional court systems, however flawed sometimes in execution. It’s fairness for accused; truth-seeking paramount; punishment of truly guilty; appropriate sentencing; no false testimony. It’s following the law rather than public outcries, riots, or political agendas. It’s not mob rule. A Supreme Court Justice reportedly has opined a jury stands between a defendant and the mob, and between a citizen and the government.

Let’s look at a recent 2020-21 mob rule: Murder trial of a teenager in Kenosha, Wisconsin. There were glaring developments of active mob rule from onset and beyond trial verdict. Immediately after the teenager shot three rioters trying to kill or gravely harm him, the winner presidential candidate publicly named the teenager a white supremacist, although huge efforts to support that claim produced no such evidence. No matter, the press and pundits overwhelmingly claimed it for over a year. That teenager is a racist, despite all principals involved in Kenosha being the same race. OK then, the cause for rioting was racism. Because a minority person resisting arrest on a three crimes warrant was shot by a non-minority police officer, and the arrested was unarmed exclaimed social media. But — he had a weapon and vigorously resisted arrest, state and federal investigations showed. Didn’t matter. Mob rule pressed on.

Those responsible for rule of law and justice? The Wisconsin governor accommodated rioting by taking no effective action to quell it for days, so rioters showed up everywhere. The now-discredited Kenosha prosecutors charged the teenager with murder almost immediately without credible evidence. Mob rule. Recently in court prosecutors violated historic constitutional protections, used extraordinary deceptions, were woefully unprepared, and displayed a desperation to win by any means necessary. Then following evidence-underscored not guilty verdicts, the governor supported neither the jury nor our historic justice system, rather supported families of rioters and the threatening arrest-resister shot by police. And Washington’s two top politicians weighed in with concern over the verdict. Not much for rule of law and justice.

Mob rule was executed successfully and repeatedly throughout America in 2020. And such was also attempted in Kenosha — but it failed there on all counts. Juries administering justice matter. Juries shield against the mob and against intimidated government. Protecting individuals and society from mob rule is a high moral and constitutional responsibility of authorities. Law and order matters. And electing tough, ethical leaders and prosecutors matters greatly. We’d better get to it and soon.

C R Torpy is a resident of Frederick County.

(23) comments

KohenCause

7-24...the day Democratic mayors AIDED antifa and Blm terrorism by ordering cops to stand down. A federal courthouse was surrounded and the Antifa Blm monsters tried to burn the federal employees alive. So whilst we hear the so called capitol riot where none were killed....dozens were killed by democratic aided mob attacks throughout the nation. And still NONE prosecuted.

JonLF

Let's rewrite this mob rule story from a different perspective. Rittenhouse shot and killed his first victim, a man who had been discharged from a hospital in Milwaukee. The victim crossed paths with Rittenhouse in a used-car lot as Rittenhouse brandished his AR-15-style rifle at him. The victim apparently threatened Rittenhouse with a plastic bag containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, deodorant, and some papers at him. Yep, a real mob threat and Rittenhouse definitely needed to use his semi-automatic weapon to defend himself. After killing the man, Rittenhouse panicked and set off running away from the scene of his first fatal shooting, just like a robber would run from a bank. Several protesters (mobsters), who rightfully believed Rittenhouse was an active shooter, began chasing after him. One of these "mobsters," rightfully thought Rittenhouse was an active shooter, took action to capture the shooter and protect himself and others by threatening the shooter with his skateboard. Boom, Rittenhouse fatally shot his second victim. Then ran again. The third victim (mobster) who tried to stop the shooter, got lucky, and he even had a pistol. However, Rittenhouse shot him in self-defense, even though he was running away from having murdered two other people who threatened him with a plastic bag and a skateboard. Yep, an effort by people/citizens in a mob/protestors to uphold the rule of law and stop an active shooter failed, and the court system failed them. The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015) allows private citizens to arrest a person who commits a criminal offense in their presence ...

Mr Incredible

You need to work for MSDNC. You'd fit right in with your ability to turn three hoods into saints. Here are your three upstanding citizens: Gaige Grosskreutz Criminal Record

Gaige Grosskreutz was labeled as the “lone survivor” by multiple media outlets and while that is pretty disgusting, he actually looks like a saint compared to Huber and Rosenbaum. Unfortunately, he admitted in court that he pointed a handgun at Kyle Rittenhouse right before Rittenhouse shot him.

Grosskreutz was convicted of a felony but it was later expunged. He also had a misdemeanor conviction for intoxicated use of a firearm and he received probation in 2015 for that case. Heavy reported that his arrest and case history from the state Department of Justice is much longer than what you can currently find through online court records. It shows a string of dismissed cases and an expunged felony conviction from Waukesha County, Wisconsin. In January 2021, he was accused of second-offense drunk driving, but the case was dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion.

A police report in West Allis, Wisconsin, accused him of “lurking” in an area where police in that suburban Milwaukee community keep their private vehicles, videotaping them. Heavy contacted West Allis municipal court to get the disposition of that ticket. He was found guilty of loitering after pleading no contest on Nov. 3, 2021, they said.'

Anthony Huber Criminal Record

Anthony Huber also had a criminal history. Court records in Wisconsin show that Huber was convicted of disorderly conduct in 2018 as a domestic abuse repeater and was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia. He was also found guilty of a felony for strangulation and suffocation, domestic abuse. He was also convicted in that case of felony false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse.

A charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety was dismissed and read-in, as was a charge of battery and two charges of disorderly conduct. He was ordered not to possess weapons and no contact orders were issued.

In court, Rittenhouse’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi gave more details about the case. It turns out it involved his brother.

“[Anthony] Huber told his brother that if he didn’t start cleaning a room in his house he was going to gut him like a pig,” Chirafisi said in court adding, The New York Post reported, that Huber “did this while holding a 6-inch butcher’s knife to the brother’s stomach.”

“Huber grabbed his brother by the neck, dug his nails in and choked him for approximately ten seconds,” Chirafisi said. “He put a knife to his brother’s left ear and his brother felt it cut.” The defense attorney said that Huber said: “I’m going to burn the house down with all you f***ers in it.”

Joseph Rosenbaum Criminal Record

Rosenbaum was a registered sex offender and he was on the Wisconsin sex offender registry for an Arizona child molestation case. His record was over the top even for the typical insane people defending him. He faced 11 charges in the case that landed him as a sex offender and they were amended in a plea deal. According to online court records provided by Heavy.com, Rosenbaum received 10 years in prison in 2002 for sexual contact of a minor, and then was sentenced to 2 years, 6 months for sexual contact of a minor related to the same 2002 incident. You can see that complaint here. Some of the counts allege anal rape and oral sex with minors, masturbating in front of a 15-year-old, distributing naked photos of a woman to a minor under age 18, and other similar offenses. There were five victims, all minor boys.Rosenbaum was convicted in 2016 for interfering with a monitoring device and was placed on lifetime probation in 2002. Court records also indicate that he had violations while on probation, including using synthetic cannabinoid and alcohol, not participating in sex offender treatment, and accessing sexually oriented materials considered inappropriate. While in prison in Arizona, he racked up many violations that were violent in nature.

Charming individuals. Paragons of the the democrat party. And what were they doing there? Rittenhouse was helping to protect personal property from democrat arsonists

JonLF

I didn't say the victims were Saints, I just told plausible story. I didn't say it was true. The true fact, Rittenhouse, a kid, should not have had that rifle in his hand. He killed two people and wounded a third. Rittenhouse is no Saint. Saints don't carry AR-15-style weapons. In fact, the vast majority of we-the-people don't carry weapons at all, we just care about other people. I am no Saint and I don't carry a weapon in public, nor do I have a criminal record, but had I been there close to Rittenhouse and someone yelled that guy just shot someone, I would have hit him with the skateboard as well. Maybe I should start carrying an AR-15 in public so I can defend myself from all of you who carry AR-15s to defend yourselves from plastic bags and skateboards. My dad use to tell me: "Go into something looking for trouble and you will likely cause trouble" still holds.

KohenCause

A kid? Gee, so 16 years old the left hands prophylactics out to in school WITHOUT parents knowledge. SO theya re ABLE enough to make such decisions.

KohenCause

Yep. The left once again pretending principles until its no longer their self interests. I just love it. The house is falling down

Doc Samson

Ah, so another fairy tale based on NOT actually watching the trial and employing facts? Well done, Pr0g! Well done! [thumbup]

KohenCause

I love it when the left rationalises. Federal Courthouse surrounded bby antifa and blm peacemakers...who were just trying to burn the place down with feds inside. Democratic mayor AIDED them ordering hte police to..STAND DOWN. AInt that something

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Would that be like the mob that stormed the Capitol building on January 6th?

KohenCause

7-24 the day DEMOCRATS aided terrorism whilst they surrounded a federal courthosue and tried to burn them alive. DC...Chicago..Denver...Minneapolis...Seattle....ALLdemocratic mayor AIDED the destruction of public and private monuments. Never shall we forget. CHeers

KohenCause

Talk to the Federal courthouses in 10 cities...all run by democrats. ANswer to that, peacemaker. Cheers

Doc Samson

The Progressive-Left has the ability to ignore what is, quite literally, right in front of their eyes. It's... incredible!

Bose-Einstein

The time and date tags here are remarkable. Doc must have the secret of the flux capacitors.

Mr Incredible

Democrats have learned to use the process itself to punish those that disagree with them. Since they know their political enemies have done no wrong in the eyes of the law, they use the process to extract revenge or to try and take someone down. And no one ever calls them on it.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Examples, please.

Doc Samson

"Examples, please."

[rolleyes][rolleyes][rolleyes] Examples of when providing examples ever was enough for you... please. Like my grandpa used to say "You can lead a potato to water..." [lol]

Doc Samson

Always your "go to" when you don't want to answer a question... [thumbup][lol]

KohenCause

Federal courthosue in Portland surrounded by demcorats who tried to burn alive the occupants. Mayor ordered the FEds out and the police to stand down. Need more?

Bose-Einstein

There is also civil law. There is no reasonable doubt, only a preponderance of the evidence. Kyle Rittenhouse was an armed punk who took it upon himself to cross state lines and look for trouble. Guess what, he got it. Civil law is the last resort for justice. To wit, OJ Simpson got off with murder, but he was bankrupted with the civil suit.

Doc Samson

"Kyle Rittenhouse was an armed punk who took it upon himself to cross state lines and look for trouble"

Oh, really? You watched the trial, right? You saw the unedited video that most MSM wouldn't show? You saw how he was assaulted prior to DEFENDING HIMSELF? [rolleyes]

Bose-Einstein

Doc conveniently forgets the chain of events leading up to the murders. 1. Rittenhouse relies on a straw purchaser to get the weapon. 2. He had no vested interest in the happenings of Wisconsin. 3. He had no overt and viewable ID giving him authority as security. 3. The victims, the first with a deadly plastic bag, was shot for flinging it at him. 4. After that killing, a man with an assault skate board tried to subdue the active shooter. Bang, he is dead. Cannot wait for the results of the civil suit.

Doc Samson

Bose conveniently makes up "facts" to fit the narrative. I notice you haven't mentioned that you didn't actually watch the trial. Would love to know where you are getting your "facts"... [rolleyes]

KohenCause

Never mind the billions in burned and terrorised communities. Everyone forgetting the democrat bandwagon of BLM terrorists riding through neighbourhoods shouting to surrender their "white properties" to make amends? WHere was the hate crime charges? Exactly. NONE. No arrest. Just a Peace makers march.

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