I agree with almost all of this but I get concerned with the lack of Police aid these days. These riots were in place and yet nothing appeared to be done. When is it wise to defend those being attacked like the businesses and the staff? If more armed men stepped out to defend their communities from these riots, these riots might just end.I feel like I got into this case kind of late, anyways I ended doing my own research to it. I actually remember as it all unfolded last year but forgot about it until the case started. I looked at both sides of the argument and wanted to mention what I think about all this.
Even though I was not born in the United States (although I just recently got my citizenship), I think its obvious according to the law this was self defense. From the videos and even the FBI footage from above you can tell who was the aggressor and whose life was being threatened. First guy who had mental problems chased Kyle and lounged at Kyle got shot (clear self defense). Second guy later attacked Kyle with a skateboard and looked like he tried to grab Kyles gun? He was shot and it was clearly self defense. Third guy tried to pull pistol but was shot in the arm too, clear self defense. I think more smaller altercation occurred but these were the big ones, and all altercations were self defense. Yes its sad the way the media tried to paint all these and make it about race, sad times we live in.
In the end of the day, probably all these people that died probably didn't know the Lord and they perished and that is what saddens me about this whole thing. Were they innocent? Absolutely not. These people who attacked Kyle had criminal and questionable backgrounds. However, to be honest I feel like all of this could have been avoided if there was not so much confusion.
What I mean by "confusion" is this. After the crazy first guy got shot, Kyle started running towards the police for safety (which anyone in their right mind would do). Problem is if you look in context most of the second mob of people who chased Kyle didn't know he had killed the first guy in self defense, therefore they started attacking Kyle thinking he was an active shooter. None of these people who attacked Kyle were innocent as they had their criminal backgrounds, however, looking at the context its like they assumed he was an active shooter since most of them were not present when he shot the first guy. All they heard was shouts from people from far down the road saying "Hey he shot somebody". So they tried to disarm/take down Kyle, but the kid simply acted in self defense (as he should have), and the attackers got hurt and died for nothing. But regardless I still ask myself would they still tried to kill Kyle if they knew he clearly he killed the first guy in self defense? I don't know, but bottom line is don't attack somebody unless you are sure his a threat. So its saddening one person on the second mob had to die and some got hurt cause of this.
Another thing is this, going forward it's s actually sad Kyles life is forever changed by this. It was so wrong putting him on that Ad as a white supremacist without any evidence. Kid was literally just 17 years old at the time, and now everyone knows his face. Its very bad labeling someone something you don't even have evidence for.
Now I tried to be as balanced as possible. Was Kyle not guilty on all charges? I believe without a doubt he was not guilty, it was all self defense. However, and I might ruffle some feathers here. I think there should some wisdom to be gained in all this going forward. What do I mean by this? It's simple, yes in America we have the right to protest, and bear arms. However, it is my personal opinion and belief that it might not always be wise going to some locations at certain times. It's okay Kyle chose to go there and help defend property getting vandalized or even help those who are hurt. But a wise man once told me, "pick your battles wisely". The racial tension is so hot in this country I feel bad for white people who are getting blamed for almost all of it. Kyles presence as a white man on a BLM protest wielding a rife (even though he has every right to do so) will obviously stir up the pot that is already boiling and that one crazy guy might just decide to try and kill you. Now of course if anybody tries to kill you, you are justified to self defense, but one day they might get you first so be careful. I personally think Kyle went into all this young and didn't understand that this could turn out pretty bad, but I hope he is able to heal from the trauma he got from all this and next time to be a little careful when it comes to going out late night around these dangerous protests. I stay away from all these BLM protests cause I know Gods presence is not there, and only the spirit of lawlessness is there.
As much as I hate the evil that is going around, I have to stop and think, is it wise going to that location? We have law enforcement and paramedics who do that for a living, so I need to think twice before I put myself in that position. Yes, I have every legal right to go there and try to help, but keep in mind there is a chance some crazy sick dude might attempt to kill me. We live in a fallen world, some people are driven by dark spirits and are high on drugs so just be a little careful.
Just my thoughts.