Fox's Pirro defends Kenosha shooter: “This kid is not a mass murderer, there were several times he could've continued shooting”

Jeanine Pirro: “Rittenhouse has been villainized here, and he's been demonized, and I think it should be just the opposite”

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Citation From the September 22, 2020, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

JEANINE PIRRO: He's got a bunch of people in front of him with bats and weapons, Rosenbaum who's threatening him, and he turns around and Rosenbaum ends up getting a shot. 

We still don't know if Kyle did the kill shot, because we can't get the autopsy or the ballistic reports yet. But if you move on to the second shooting, what you realize is this kid is not a mass murderer, there were several times he could've continued shooting. Twice he shot in the air, once he turned around and the guy put his hands up, he didn't shoot him, he kept moving. 

He put his hands up, he tried to get the police's attention, he tried to call the police for help, everything about what he said and what he did indicates that he is not someone who went there with the intent to kill. 

Now, what this D.A. should recognize is this: there is no shame in exonerating a defendant if he is not guilty. In fact, a prosecutor's job is to make sure that we do not wrongly convict the innocent, as much as it is a job to make sure that we convict the guilty.

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Kyle Richardson -- Rittenhouse has been villainized here, and he's been demonized, and I think it should be just the opposite. Thank God for the video and the fact that we're able to identify what went on. And what's curious, Tucker, is the fact that just about everybody here has a criminal record and I understand that one person's name is not truly his name, it's an alias, and his real name suggests he's got a rap sheet a mile long. These are people with guns coming to protests looking for trouble. 

This one kid is an innocent man, he's looking to help, he's all-American, and he's trying to just make sure his town is safe.