Judge dismisses weapons charge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial before closing arguments

“That is what provokes this entire incident,” Binger said. “When the defendant provokes the incident, he loses the right to self-defense. You cannot claim self-defense against a danger you create.”

Binger tried to flip Rittenhouse’s claims of self-defense, saying people in the crowd confronting the defendant that night were the ones actually protecting themselves.

“I submit to you, ladies and gentlemen, that in this situation, the crowd has the right  to try to stop an active shooter,” he said. “They have a right to protect themselves. The defendant is not the only one in the world who has the right to self-defense.”

“I submit to you, ladies and gentlemen, that in this situation, the crowd has the right  to try to stop an active shooter,” he said. “They have a right to protect themselves. The defendant is not the only one in the world who has the right to self-defense.”

NBC Judge dismisses weapons charge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial before closing arguments