While the world watched in the fall of 2021, Kyle Rittenhouse was vindicated and acquitted in the fatal 2020 shootings of two rioters and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wis. Now some secretive, sneaky and obviously leftist local politicians in Kenosha, Wis. have been foiled as they tried to secure tax money for … yes … a memorial to one of the two dead rioters.
Anthony Huber was caught on video in the 2020 riot swinging a skateboard, a hard and heavy implement of wood and metal, at Rittenhouse’s head while Rittenhouse was on the ground. Rittenhouse shot the aggressive ex-convict in the chest with a high-powered rifle, killing him almost instantly.
Now, at an April 25 meeting of the Kenosha City Council’s Parks Commission, members got caught on video tabling a proposal for a taxpayer-funded memorial to Huber instead of simply voting it down.
Kevin Mathewson, a former Kenosha alderman who is now an investigative journalist, got a tip earlier in the day about the request, which had not yet been reported upon. Made by Hannah Gittings, Huber’s girlfriend, the proposal was for a plaque on a tree in a city park to honor Huber.
Mathewson, who had actually served on the commission with three of the five current aldermen, sent out a broadcast email about the proposal’s existence and wrote about it on his website, Kenosha County Eye. This caused the press and outraged citizens of Kenosha to show up in droves at the commission meeting.
Mathewson, who recorded the meeting on video, told DailyMail.com on April 28 that he believes the council members intended to quietly pass the proposal on April 25. No luck.
“There’s not a doubt in my mind it would have passed,” Matthewson told DailyMail.com, noting that meetings are usually more sparsely attended.
Numerous citizens voiced concerns regarding the memorial, spurring the city officials to vote 3-2 to table the proposal. About 21 minutes into the clip Mathewson asks to speak, and raises the possibility that the board met secretly in advance about the proposal, in violation of Wisconsin law.