We will open with this: It is a tragedy that Anthony Huber had to lose his life on August 25, 2020. He and his family, including those who he victimized, need our prayers.
We’ve all seen the photos and videos. While Kyle was running towards police, violent protesters attacked. One man drop-kicked Kyle. Huber struck Kyle in his head with a skateboard. Anthony Huber lived a life of severe violence and crime. He was given several chances in life to change course. With his most serious conviction, the Judge showed him some undeserved mercy and sentenced him to probation. He later had his probation revoked and went to prison for new crimes. His terrible life choices ultimately ended with his premature death. No one else is responsible, certainly not Kyle Rittenhouse.
In 2012, Huber held a 6-inch-long butcher knife to his brothers neck and violently attacked him. He told his brother he was going to “gut him like a pig.” He choked his brother and dug his nails into his neck. His brother could not breath for 10 seconds. He then stabbed him in the ear. He then threatened to burn the house down and kill his mother, grandmother and siblings. Huber left on his skateboard.
In 2017, Huber was in an argument with his sister. His mother called the police and told them that “(Huber) has a history of abusive behavior.” He Karate kicked her and she fell down in pain. He told the police that it wasn’t “wrong” to hurt his sister.
These are just two examples of his violence. Here is a look at his troubling arrest history:
Kenosha Police 2012-3906
Domestic Disorder Conduct
Kenosha Police N135455
Consume Possess Alcohol Unauthorized Person
Kenosha Police N136026 and N1316027
Disorderly Conduct and Vandalism
Kenosha Police 2012-10622
Second Degree Reckless Endangering Safety – Felony
Strangulation and Suffocation – Felony
False Imprisonment – Felony
Domestic Battery – Use of a Weapon
Kenosha Sheriff 2015-2314
Possess Drug Paraphernalia
Kenosha Sheriff 2017-12504
Domestic Battery Repeater – Felony
Domestic Disorderly Conduct Repeater – Felony
Resist Officer Repeater
In this country, we tend to elevate bad people. We make them out to be “heroes”. Kenosha ADA T. Clair Binger (D) said that Huber “valiantly intervened and attempted to disarm (Kyle).” The Liberal KUSD School District sanctioned an OP-ED in the Indian Trails High School Newspaper about how Huber “died a hero.”
Anthony Huber was out that night because he is drawn to violence and conflict. He saw an opportunity to hurt someone, like he had done so many times before. This time, his victim didn’t take it – he fought back. Kyle won. Anthony lost his life that night. His family is understandably upset. Heartbroken. But the rest of us need to cut it out with this crap. Anthony Huber was not a hero.