Ald. Paff seemingly defends Kyle Rittenhouse in Jan. 4 comments

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KENOSHA — During Monday night’s Kenosha City Council meeting, District 6 Ald. David Paff gave the following seemingly sympathetic statements about Kyle Rittenhouse, who is currently going through the court system on charges of murdering two local residents on Aug. 25, 2020.

Rittenhouse, as well as everyone on the streets in Kenosha that night, was in violation of the curfew set by the mayor after the council previously authorized him to have emergency powers.

“I would say that because of curfew last time, I firmly believe that had curfew been enforced, I believe that Kyle Rittenhouse, the incident there would not have occurred,” Paff said. “I feel that Mr. Rittenhouse was attacked on the street, and in defense of his own life, unfortunately, he deployed his tools and, unfortunately, there was some harm done.

“So I strongly feel there was an element of malfeasance on the part of us not enforcing that curfew.”

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