Kenosha considered memorial for Anthony Huber

  

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Via:  jeremy-in-nc  •  3 weeks ago  •  15 comments

By:   Mary Jo Ola (TMJ)

Kenosha considered memorial for Anthony Huber
The City of Kenosha considered an application for a memorial in honor of Anthony Huber, one of two men shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during unrest in Kenosha.

"Don't play games. Deny this," Kevin Mathewson said during public comment.

"I don't think it's right to memorialize someone who is a criminal who didn't live here," said Amber Hand.

"Of all the bonehead things that to guys could consider please don't consider this," said Kathy Woods.

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KENOSHA, Wis. — The City of Kenosha considered an application for memorial in honor of Anthony Huber, one of two men shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during unrest in Kenosha.

City documents show Huber's former girlfriend, Hannah Gittings, is asking for a memorial tree and marker at Anderson Park, on the city's south side. If approved, Gittings would be on the hook to pay for it.

The Kenosha Common Council's Parks Commission met to consider the proposal during a Monday meeting. Commissioners tabled the proposal, which requires them to vote to put the item back on a future agenda. They are currently not taking action on it.

During public comment at the meeting on Monday, speakers noted Huber's criminal history as their reason for opposing the proposal.

"Don't play games. Deny this," Kevin Mathewson said during public comment.

"I don't think it's right to memorialize someone who is a criminal who didn't live here," said Amber Hand.

"Of all the bonehead things that to guys could consider please don't consider this," said Kathy Woods.

Huber pleaded guilty to misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct - Domestic Abuse, Repeater in 2018, and has faced other criminal charges, according to online court records.

Huber and Gittings were in Kenosha protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake when Rittenhouse opened fire, hitting and killing Huber. During Rittenhouse's trial, his defense argued Huber attacked Rittenhouse with a skateboard, and Rittenhouse killed Huber in self-defense. The prosecution, and Gittings, argued Huber was trying to disarm Rittenhouse. The jury ended up finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

"I'm inclined to deny this, but if we did deny this we're also opening up the city because in the past we have not followed this thing...never checked any backgrounds," said Alderperson Jan Michalski. "The family, Hannah Gittings and all that might have grounds for another lawsuit because they're being treated differently than we have any of the others that have come forward."

"We take no action. The applicant doesn't get her way for the foreseeable future. Speaking for myself let the lawsuit play out and then we can come back in a different position," said Alderperson and Parks Commission Chair Eric Haugaard.

TMJ4 News reached out to Gittings and Huber's family for comment but did not hear back.

Mark Hertzberg/ZUMA Press Wire/AP KYLE RITTENHOUSE testifies at Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha (Wisconsin) Circuit Court Wednesday November 10, 2021. Rittenhouse faces six charges including one count each of First Degree Intentional Homicide, First Degree Reckless Homicide, and Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide. Rittenhouse, then 17, shot three people, two of them fatally during the unrest that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake seven times by a Kenosha police officer.

"I'm on my back and Mr. Huber runs up," said Rittenhouse while testifying in his own defense. "As I'm getting up, he strikes me in the neck with his skateboard for a second time. He grabs my gun and I can feel it pulling away from me. And I can feel the strap starting to come off my body."

"He [Rittenhouse] thought he was above the law anyways. That's how it's always been. He got out on bail. Had he had been a black man, he wouldn't have got out," said Huber's father, John, following the verdict.

In August of 2021, Huber's parents filed a civil suit in federal court. They're suing the Kenosha Police and Sheriff's departments, alleging they allowed Rittenhouse to harm peaceful protesters. An attorney for Kenosha County previously stated the allegations against the sheriff's department are false.

During the meeting on Monday, commissioners noted that the lawsuit is a reason they are tabling the controversial memorial for Huber.


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Jeremy Retired in NC
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1  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago

You just can't make up this level of utter stupidity.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1    3 weeks ago

What the hell is in the water up there? SMH

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.1  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1    3 weeks ago

I don't get it either.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2  magicschoolbusdropout    3 weeks ago

Put Actual Guilty Criminals on a pedestal. 

Great Idea .......... Again ! /s

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2    3 weeks ago

You put this actual guilty criminal Rittenhouse on a pedestal.

He didn't kill anyone in self defense.  It was cold blooded murder.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.1    3 weeks ago

A court of law and jury of his peers disagree with your assessment...............

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

They were all white.   He's a killer.  

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2.1.3  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @2.1    3 weeks ago
You put this actual guilty criminal Rittenhouse

Innocent according to the "Law in that land" !

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

And that has jack shit to do with the verdict.................

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Tessylo
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2.1.6  Tessylo  impassed  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.4    3 weeks ago
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Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.7  seeder  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @2.1    3 weeks ago
He didn't kill anyone in self defense.  It was cold blooded murder

Do you feel the same way about Andrew Coffee?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago
City documents show Huber's former girlfriend, Hannah Gittings, is asking for a memorial tree and marker at Anderson Park, on the city's south side. If approved, Gittings would be on the hook to pay for it.

A lot of hand wringing and pearl clutching about somebody asking for her criminal boyfriend to get a memorial which SHE will have to pay for if approved.

Two things:

1) I don't see her getting approval

2) Even if she does, she won't be able to pay for it

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.1  Snuffy  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    3 weeks ago

I agree with both points.

But She who must not be named,  it does give people something else to argue about.  And what would this world be if the two sides didn't argue?   

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Snuffy @3.1    3 weeks ago

Peaceful...but boring.

But I really like peace

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.2  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
Peaceful...but boring.

That is why you should keep a diary ... something fantastic to read.

 
 

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