“Jump Kick Man” Identified In Rittenhouse Case . . . After Closing Arguments

Throughout the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, one of the alleged “victims” was known only as “jump kick man” and identified only by his action and his pants. It now turns out that the prosecutors knew not only who he was but where he was before the trial. The question is whether the defense was informed that “jump kick man” was actually Maurice Freeland, 39.

The video played at trial appears to show Freeland running at Rittenhouse and kicking him shortly after Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse insisted that he shot at Freeland in self-defense.

The incident became Count 3 against Rittenhouse for first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. That count carries a possible prison term of 12 1/2 years in prison with the possible addition of five more years on the weapon element.

Once the prosecutors were forced to drop the sixth count on unlawful possession, the third count became arguably their best chance for a compromise verdict.

While the prosecutors would likely object, the defense could have sought to introduce Freeland’s record (particularly for any impeachment effort).  He has a lengthy criminal history in Wisconsin, including charges for battery, disorderly conduct and driving while intoxicated this year.  That means that all of the alleged victims had criminal records. In Freeland’s case, he has an open criminal complaint for domestic violence for an attack on his partner in a drunken rage, ultimately throwing her to the ground and kicking her in her ribcage before she managed to flee.  He has various violent offenses in his record as well as escaping from custody and parole violations.

There is no confirmation whether this information was withheld from the defense. That would be a serious violation, if true. It would add to a lengthening list of blunders and alleged violations committed by the prosecution.

What is notable however is that the prosecution suggested that it was unaware of the identity and was speculating on his motivation in kicking Rittenhouse. It turns out that the prosecution spoke to Freeland since it is reported that prosecutors refused his offer to testify in exchange for an immunity deal.

We need to confirm the details on this controversy, particularly whether the defense was informed of Freeland’s identity.


143 thoughts on ““Jump Kick Man” Identified In Rittenhouse Case . . . After Closing Arguments”

  1. I have a theory that political narratives are like music genres,
    and certain things just have to be sung about, even if it the topic is obsolete and irrelevant.
    to fit the genre.

  2. Malicious prosecution.

    Whoever caused the pain and suffering, the trauma, of the young lady two rows back (Rittenhouse’s sister or friend) by this egregiously malicious prosecution must be Drawn and Quartered before dawn tomorrow.

  3. Hopefully this Rittenhouse verdict eventually ends up leading to the SCOTUS reversing the NYT v.Sullivan decision. Maybe then our MSM will return to journalism instead of pure political advocacy.posing as journalism.

    1. Excellent point, but I don’t think we’ll see that in our lifetime. Amazing how the sheep are rushing behind the MSM toward the edge.

    2. Nice comment. I would add only that some of the media messaging is more subliminal, for example, NBC this morning interviewed an unshaven, disheveled man who claimed victory for gun rights in the Rittenhouse verdict, then interviewed a very pleasant. clean-cut “grandmother” type, who lamented about the “injustice” in the verdict….

        1. LOL OKY1…..that’s a good one! I hope you and your wife and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
          P.S I sure do miss seeing those red and orange maple trees up there every Autumn!
          Take care……..

  4. Then there’s this little gem from today’s Wall Street Journal article on the Rittenhouse acquittal:


    “‘I felt like I was on trial in there,’ said Brandon Lesco, who came from Los Angeles to show support for Mr. Rittenhouse and was one of the few protesters on the courthouse steps early Friday evening.”


    As of press time, Kenosha County Democratic Party Chairman Jack Meoff was unavailable for comment.

  5. Democrat politicians think they are entitled to live off of our taxes, just as the
    British king did.

    1. 47% of Americans pay NO income tax.

      Taxation without representation was the complaint of the British colonists.

      Representation without taxation is the modern paradigm.

      The Founders restricted the vote – turnout in 1788 was 11.6% – and the vote must be restricted now.

      People who receive a check from the government must not vote.

      People who pay no taxes must not vote.

      Actual Americans must begin taking their country back.

      1. Your opinion is void of details and an oversimplification of the many issues that were thrust upon the early American colonists. To argue that taxation w/o representation was THE paramount reason is ignorant to say the least. TYRANNY was and is the primary reason as it is today! Income tax, among many other taxes were officially enacted in 1913, though were levied following the Civil War. The tyranny of big gov’t and the welfare state happened since Woodrow Wilson and the trampling of the US Constitution began under such failure of leadership in departing from the founding principles of the nation. It took nearly 150 years to get here but here we stand! The process of voting has become a trap in which politicians exploit for their own personal gain while FAILING to actually represent their constituents. In other words, the Republic has become a corporate oligarchy under the guise of remaining a Republic (So many issues could be cited as proof). Moreover, (m)arxist adherents, the word does not deserve to be capitalized, have perpetrated a coup d’etat upon this Constitutional Republic without firing a shot and will continue to do so until they assume all power. Then the uglies will begin as history demonstrates time and again. It is happening in front of your face but you will be like most and say it can NEVER happen here! Patrick Henry understood what was really happening and a similar occurrence is presently in our faces 24/7/365. I suggest you do some homework before seeking to summarize nearly 225 years by an oversimplification of 7 sentences! https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/learn/deep-dives/give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death/

        1. George …. Have patience. Today new survey says many – many are not intending to have ‘posterity’…..

          Single people are totally taxed. And no doubt a lot who don’t pay taxes even if good earnings are getting the child tax credit. Which is way too generous. Those kids grow fast….parents know once the kids is 17….. They got a new bill to pay….to the irs; maybe 500+a month! For a two kid family.

          The 47% is probably the peak.??? Save for amnesty.?????

  6. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

  7. I hope Kyle follows Nick Sandmann’s advice to sue the pants off everyone who defamed him.

  8. There have been lots of times when whites were punished for killing blacks, but this wasn’t one of them, with good reason, so the pundits on CNN and MSNBC are talking out of their anuses.

  9. Rather than pandering to their radical Democrat base, persecuting their political enemies, and encouraging more political violence, Biden and Nadler should channel their anger into something useful.

    Joseph Rosenbaum. Anthony Huber. Gaige Grosskreutz. Maurice Freeland.

    Who are these men? Why led them to participate in the politically motivated, violent insurrection that was the Kenosha riots? What in their belief systems led them to attack Mr. Rittenhouse? Who were their influencers, and how did they become radicalized?

    These are all useful areas of inquiry that might actually prevent future spasms of lawless violence and save countless lives. Having seen the testimony and videos presented at the Rittenhouse trial, it would seem that Grosskreutz and Freeland should be investigated and potentially prosecuted for assault, if not attempted murder, for their roles in the attack on Rittenhouse. One might even think that attacking another human being in furtherance of a politically motivated insurrection is the very definition of a hate crime. If not, why do we even have hate crimes on the books, other than the selective persecution of the regime’s political enemies?

    Justice will not be served until Biden and Nadler commit themselves and the full power of their regime to answering these questions. Or resign in disgrace.

  10. Parents standing up to lying school boards, The Virginia gubernatorial election, Rittenhouse verdict, Fifth Circuit stay on mandates … see a pattern? A trend? A return to sanity? Maybe but everyone needs to speak out against the lies being spread by the cultural Marxists among us. Be polite, be civil but be firm and serious about the kind of society we will accept and the kind we won’t. It’s our country as reasonable people making these decisions above have shown us. Now it’s our turn. Freedom is not a spectator sport.

    1. Did you say, “A return to sanity? Maybe but everyone needs to speak out against the lies being spread by the cultural Marxists among us?”

      Hear, hear!


      “… [Congress] are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please;…”

      “[T]he laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They [Congress] are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose.”

      – Thomas Jefferson

      Article 1, Section 8

      Congress had the power to tax only for “…general Welfare…,” omitting and, thereby, excluding any taxation for individual welfare, specific welfare, charity or arbitrary redistribution of wealth.

      Congress has the power to regulate only the value of money, merely the “interchange” of commerce among States, and land and naval Forces.

      1. Thank you, I am one who thinks there is still wisdom to be gleaned from Jefferson even tho he was a slave owner. Taxation for the general welfare. A good reminder, and wondering what Congress had in mind with all the useless hearings that they have, eg Russian Collusion, and now January 6, and of course we taxpayers pay for these hearings. We need to have real hearings, on how to achieve
        the general welfare of our populous. eg making sure that people have health care, don’t starve to death or get cut of from
        electricity because they are poor. Believing in a social safety net does not make people communists.

  11. Democratic politicians weighing in, saying that this is an injustice…
    This is like Wormtongue telling King Theoden that Gandalf is evil, when it is Wormtongue who is evil.

  12. Only people who are right, objective, and possess critical thinking skills should have political power.
    This means no more Democrats.

  13. It should have been an open-and-shut case of self-defense,
    but demons and Wormtongues on TV are using it as fodder to spout their lies and propaganda,
    , spinning it way out of proportion.
    The idea of white people defending themselves is troubling and concerning to minorities?
    Why? Because it makes it harder for them to burglarize, rob, loot, etc?
    Is looting and setting fires a civil right?
    The idiots should be denied such a platform.
    This is not a very good use of our spectrum.
    It can be used for more productive and constructive things.

  14. Democrat House member and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler just called the Kenosha verdict a “miscarriage of justice” and a “dangerous precedent” that justifies a federal review by the DOJ.

    Two thoughts spring immediately to mind:

    1. Democrats are ever willing to employ the full power of the regime to persecute their political enemies.

    2. Nadler just demonstrated that he is unfit to hold political office of any kind, let alone serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He should resign immediately.

    1. Jerry Nadler as Committee Chairman is a “miscarriage of justice” (setting a dangerous precedent) in and of itself.

  15. It seems that many people on the left never learned how to fight when they were young and, as a result, have an ingrained cowardice that they themselves despise. Kyle reminds them that deep down they are cowards and so they lash out at the bravery and courage that they are incapable of.

      1. Rittenhouse’s courage is what gave him the resolve to overcome his overwhelming and debilitating, abject fear, and correctly and successfully, under intense pressure, assess his situation, and operate and maneuver a machine in order to preserve his own life.

        War is Hell.

        Combat is a Mother——!

  16. Hey! What about that cop who was fired for anonymously donating $25 dollars to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund, with the message that he didn’t do anything wrong, and God bless?

    Where does he go to get his job back, and an apology? Apparently, this cop knew more about justice than his superiors.

    1. Chip Filer. Larry Boone.

      Do you know those names? Filer was the City Manager of Norfolk Virginia, and Boone was the Norfolk Chief of Police. These are the men responsible who fired the police officer for contributing to Mr. Rittenhouse’s defense fund.

      Justice will not be served until both men lose their jobs and are held personally responsible to the police officer in damages.

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