I really do not see how the shooting by Rittenhouse can be considered self defense. First, Wisconsin is not a stand your ground state. From everything I have gleaned Rittenhouse shot someone across the street and then went over and found he had killed the man.
Then IMO you have "gleaned" nothing.
1. "Stand your ground" does not apply. If one is being chased by someone who has already attempted bodily harm, one can seek to defend themselves from further attacks. THAT is self-defense.
2. The video evidence CLEARLY shows the "first man" (Rosenbaum) trying to hit a fleeing Rittenhouse with a plastic bag containing one or more solid objects. Then continuously CHASING a still fleeing Rittenhouse around the cars in the lot attempting to assault him and take his weapon. That's what led to the FIRST shooting.
I have found nothing to show why he shot the man as the reports say...only one of the persons Rittenhouse shot was actually armed.
Wrong! At least TWO of his assailants who were shot had been "armed." One with a handgun. The other with a skateboard. Which he had used to strike at Rittenhouse's head. If you honestly think a skateboard cannot be used as a deadly weapon, then you know NOTHING about it.
RIttenhouse supposedly called a friend and told him he had killed someone and when he was overheard several people started to chase him.
Speculation, and not supported by the video/audio evidence. While he was on the phone people around Rosenbaum were already pointing and yelling Rittenhouse was the shooter. They saw it. He took off when they started yelling "get him."
The first one was unarmed and trying to get the gun for Rittenhouse and Rittenhouse shot him dead.
Wrong. The FIRST one, who was not shot, hit Rittenhouse in the back of the head with what looks like a rock as Rittenhouse was running down the street. The NEXT one to attack Rittenhouse was a man attempting to curb-stomp his head, leaping back when he saw the gun-barrel coming his way and the first shot was fired.
The third person was the one who struck Rittenhouse with the Skateboard. Then the FOURTH guy with the gun came forward to try for the Rittenhouse's rifle. When he stopped Rittenhouse didn't shoot him. Thinking he was no threat he tried to turn away and get up but that individual then had his own gun in hand and was coming back to do what? Take Rittenhouse's gun? Shoot him? Try to do both? This time Rittenhouse SAW that gun and shot again, hitting the man in the upper arm.
At this point Rittenhouse finally gets up stands for a moment to get his bearings. Six or more gunshots from unknown sources ring out, and Rittenhouse turns to run away again.
The third man was armed and Rittenhouse shot him in the arm, just about taking the man's arm off, but the man is alive. So Rittenhouse shot three men and now is charged with two counts of homicide. Exactly where is the self defense unless you count the people that he shot who were trying to stop him from shooting others. That defense might work in a stand your ground state, but not in Wisconsin. So where did self defense start? And now we have Trump defending Rittenhouse which will make it almost impossible for prosecutors to do their jobs. They will have to overcome the statements by Trump to get a conviction and if they get a conviction Rittenhouse's lawyers can use it to say Rittenhouse did not get a fair trial as there were only anti Trump people on the jury. I know trump is playing to his base, but he should stay out of it.
No, self-defense works anytime one acts against aggressors attempting to cause death or great bodily harm when one cannot flee!
Rittenhouse was unable to flee the first person chasing him resulting in the first shooting.
He then tried to flee again, not stopping even after being struck in the head with an object. Not until he tripped and fell. While he was down and trying to recover he was attacked three times in a row, by "curb-stomp" guy, by "skateboard" guy, and then by "handgun" guy.
When they had been dealt with, he gets up, there are six or seven shots. Does he react by "standing his ground" and unloading on the crowd? NO!
He turns and again begins to run away to safety, towards the police.
Please explain where you see anything that supports your idea he was not consistently acting in self-defense and flight mode?