Starnes Debunks Rittenhouse Prosecutor’s Claim Nobody’s Died from Skateboard
National radio host Todd Starnes called out the prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case for claiming nobody has died from being hit by a skateboard.
“Nobody’s ever died as a result of being hit with a skateboard,” prosecutor Thomas Binger claimed in his closing arguments, adding, “You don’t bring a gun when somebody is hitting you with a skateboard.”
Starnes notes that was a false claim, pointing to several sources.
LISTEN TO TODD STARNES DEBUNK THE PROSECUTOR’S CLAIMS ON THE TODDCAST PODCAST:
Below is a rushed transcript from the Todd Starnes Radio Show discussing the Kyle Rittenhouse trial:
Starnes: [00:12:23] So one of the arguments now, so one of the guys, one of the attackers and again, the judge in the Rittenhouse case that, hey, these are not victims, you can call them protesters, you call them rioters, you can call them ideologue convicted child predators, what? You can’t call them victims. So one of the guys was aiming a gun at Rittenhouse. The other was trying to beat him. And the testimony the actual sworn testimony is that they were just beating the poor kid with a skateboard. And I’ve never been beaten by a skateboard before, but I have to imagine it would hurt. Well, one of the lawyers said that’s no excuse. And again, this is, keep in mind, this is not just about Kyle Rittenhouse. This is about the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment here is on trial. The right to defend yourself is on trial here. And that’s why this is such a vitally important legal case. Now here’s what the lawyer had to say about the argument. Well, wait a second. He was getting beat to death with a skateboard. [00:13:26][63.7]
Binger: [00:13:28] Nobody’s ever died as a result of being hit with a skateboard. Now you point a gun at somebody. You’ve got the right to defend yourself. But being kicked or being hit, you don’t bring a gun to a fistfight. You don’t bring a gun when somebody is hitting you with a skateboard. [00:13:44][16.1]
Starnes: [00:13:51] Ladies and gentlemen, as I was doing some theological Bible study last night, I was in the Old Testament, I believe it was in the book of Deuteronomy, and I believe this attorney meets the definition, the working definition of a word I discovered in the book of Deuteronomy. And I believe I was reading from the King James version, and I believe they referred to this gentleman as a dumb asset. That attorney is a dumb ass. Ladies and gentlemen. And I don’t use that terminology loosely. No, it could have been Leviticus, but I thought it was Deuteronomy. So the guy says no one’s ever been beaten to death with a skateboard. I want to play that one more time. Just so we understand, and I’m not mishearing what the attorney is saying. [00:14:35][44.4]
Binger: [00:14:36] Nobody’s ever died as a result of being hit with a skateboard. [00:14:39][3.1]
Starnes: [00:14:40] All right, stop. You pointed out, that’s all I need to do here. Kyle, thank you, sir. August 3rd from the Chicago Sun Times stars skateboarder charged with beating man to death with a skateboard. September 21st, 2017, Santiago, which means a whale, oh no, and I can’t say that on the radio. Great line from Anchorman, though. September 21st, 2017 The NBC affiliate in San Diego homeless man brutally beaten to death with a skateboard has died. August 1st, 2021, skateboarder Terry Kennedy may face murder charges after beating man to death with skateboard. May 11th, 2013 The CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, a 25 year old man nearly beaten to death by 40 teenagers using grace. You want to take a wild guess what? They were using a skateboard. A skateboard gave the woman a prize. June 10th, 2021 North Dakota teenager dies after attack while skateboarding. And it goes on and on and on. You know, we may be the only radio show that’s actually gone out there and done our homework. I mean, when you get to when you’re going to come out there and say nobody’s ever died from being beaten to death with a skateboard, that’s a load of hooey anyway. [00:16:14][94.3]