While They Call the Rioter Who Testified Against Rittenhouse a "Hero," His Criminal History Reveals a Violent History

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The left cheered on 28-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz when he took the stand against Kyle Rittenhouse. 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. In fact, he harasses women and abuses elderly women, particularly his own grandma.

As the Daily Mail first reported, Grosskreutz is something of a career criminal with a history of violence and convictions stretching back to over 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.

He also has a history of showing disdain for the law by lying to, and failing to co-operate with, police.

But the Rittenhouse jury heard none of this.

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.

So the jury was wholly unaware of Grosskreutz criminal history prior to the trial, which include being illegally armed and a tendency towards physical abuse. These moments of abuse, in particular, are of interest given the victims tend to be 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. However, Grosskreutz bombed their case when he admitted to charging at Rittenhouse holding a firearm with intent to harm him. He also admitted that Rittenhouse did not discharge his firearm until Grosskreutz pointed his gun at him, which may very well make this a pretty clear case of self-defense.

The question is, will this information matter to the left or anyone against Rittenhouse?

Probably not.

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: The People Protesting Kyle Rittenhouse Openly Show Their Depravity 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.”