The verdict of the widely watched and much debated Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial that occurred in Kenosha, WI is in and likely already known by everyone that reads these words. This may seem to have little to do with manufactured housing at first blush. But it was an auto dealer that wanted his business property protected during the civil unrest that was occurring that brought Rittenhouse to town. That’s something that many business professionals could relate to, but there is more. Among the questions that ought to be pondered is this. When law and order break down, what rights do all citizens have for defending life and property? Related to that is the Second Amendment. In several respects “2A” was in some ways put ‘on trial’ by the prosecution. But in the backdrop of all of the legal issues is the widely misunderstood and underappreciated right to and power of trial by jury.
Per Congress’ official Constitution website, here is what the Sixth Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, says about trial by jury.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Jury instructions have been a common feature of American law for years. But here is what Doug Linder said about Jury Nullification on the Law2.UMKC.edu website.
Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of “Not Guilty” despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged. The jury in effect nullifies a law that it believes is either immoral or wrongly applied to the defendant whose fate they are charged with deciding. More on this will follow the report by the WND Newscenter to MHProNews on the Rittenhouse trial result.
Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts
Biden had condemned teen as white supremacist
By Art Moore
Published November 19, 2021 at 2:02pm
Kyle Rittenhouse struggled to hold back an eruption of tears as a jury foreman in Kenosha, Wisconsin, went through count by count, declaring him not guilty on each, before collapsing to his seat as the jury’s verdict on the final charge was read.
The 18-year-old was facing a mandatory life sentence on charges of first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety for fatally shot two people and injured a third person during the second night of civil unrest in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020.
But on the fourth day of deliberations and the 15th day of the trial, the jury unanimously agreed with Rittenhouse’s defense, that he had a reasonable belief that his life was in danger and that he acted in self-defense.
Rittenhouse and a friend had been invited to join others who had been asked by the owners of a used car lot in Kenosha to protect the property after 100 cars had been burned the previous night during riots in response to the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake.
Kenosha, on the shores of Lake Michigan just south of Milwaukee, has been on edge, bracing for the verdict, closing schools and canceling other gatherings in anticipation of unrest. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has 500 National Guard troops on standby.
See video of the reading of the verdict:
The jury clearly was affected by the fact that even the White House was closely watching the case after President Biden himself characterized Rittenhouse as a white supremacist in a tweet shortly after the shootings in August.
On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Biden’s tweet.
“What I can reiterate for you is the president’s view that we shouldn’t have, broadly speaking, vigilantes patrolling our communities with assault weapons,” she said during her daily briefing. ‘We shouldn’t have opportunists corrupting peaceful protests by rioting and burning down the communities they claim to represent – anywhere in the country.”
Kenosha Judge Bruce Schroeder instructed jurors to “pay no heed to the opinions of anyone, even the president of the United States, or the president before him.”
Earlier this week, the judge took the extraordinary step of banning MSNBC from the courtroom after a reporter was accused of following a jury van.
On Friday morning, New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs said he overheard jurors on Friday morning commenting on the stress of deliberating the case.
He reported that as jurors entered, several of them thanked sheriff’s deputies for putting up a folding screen that blocked them from public view.
One juror, a woman, said, “It helps calm my nerves.”
Another woman was heard saying the “media coverage is insane.” A man said he woke up at 3:30 a.m. and couldn’t fall back asleep until 5 a.m.
Schroeder on Wednesday lambasted media coverage of the case and the trial.
“When I talked about, problems with the media when this trial started, we’re there in part, not fully, because of grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this trial,” he said.
The Jacob Blake shooting itself was falsely portrayed by media before the facts came out and the officer involved finally was absolved.
New York Post columnist Miranda Devine listed “10 heinous lies” about Rittenhouse and the night of Aug. 25, 2020, that have been “debunked.
Devine said that of “all the willful lies and omissions in the media’s coverage of the Steele dossier, Brian Sicknick, the Covington kids, Jussie Smollett, the Wuhan lab, Hunter Biden’s laptop and so on, nothing beats the evil propaganda peddled about Kyle Rittenhouse.”
She cited an example of the “central media narrative is that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist whose mother drove him across state lines with an AR-15 to shoot Black Lives Matter protesters,” which she said are “all lies.”
John Heilemann, MSNBC’s national affairs analyst, declared, “A white, Trump-supporting, MAGA-loving Blue Lives Matter social media partisan, 17 years old, picks up a gun, drives from one state to another with the intent to shoot people.”
— Leftism (@LeftismForU) October 27, 2021
The Daily Torch provided this pre-verdict commentary to MHProNews.
Rick Rant: Intimidation in Kenosha and Corporate Board Rooms
By Rick Manning
The Rittenhouse case makes me sick. There is supposed to be a presumption of innocence in this country and the case is classic self-defense. Even the prosecution’s witnesses gave testimony suitable to acquit Rittenhouse, but the politics forced this trial.
Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial because the left, and the law in many cities, have opened the door to Marxist rioters destroying their cities, Kenosha is no different.
The riots that led to the shooting were the result of a Kenosha police officer shooting a man named Jacob Blake. Both the local prosecutor and the Biden Justice Department declined to charge the officer, and as a result for the BLM and ANTIFA mob, Rittenhouse is the substitute defendant who must be locked up with the key thrown away. Facts don’t matter, mob justice must be served.
That’s why jurors have been locked away, pictures not allowed, names not released. That is why when someone was caught taking video of the jurors as they left their bus, that person had their video erased. It is also why jurors were assured that the video was erased. But the very fact they had to be given this assurance is a giant red flag as each of the twelve has reason to fear for their own safety and that of their families. Each has a reason to fear the cancel culture that could cost them their jobs.
In this environment, more than Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial, the very ability of our justice system to function in this new world is at stake. Physical threats against jurors by mobsters and drug dealers are not new, but today there is an even greater threat – the Internet mob which not only threatens a juror’s physical safety but also a juror’s ability to live a free and normal life after returning a not guilty verdict.
The Rittenhouse case makes me sick. Sick for our country’s justice system that now appears to be more about weighing political consequences than innocence or guilt. And sick for a young man, who tried to do what he thought was the right thing, caught in this political web.
Biden seeks to intimidate
The Biden administration has urged corporate America to enforce their vaccination mandate by firing employees who are not vaxed even as the federal courts are deciding whether the White House edict is constitutional.
Americans for Limited Government has launched a campaign engaging thousands of Americans in contacting selected CEOs of major corporations urging them to stand up to the federal government and refuse to enforce what is likely an unconstitutional regulation.
This matters because the left’s interest groups are in full swing pushing corporations to do the Biden administration’s dirty work and throw potentially millions of people out of work. Police unions are suing the government, businesses and citizens are suing the government against the law, yet pressure from the administration, media, and the institutional left weighs heavily on corporate America.
Now, you can let these CEOs know how you feel. They need to hear from the customers and others about the importance of freedom. So, please take action today and share the action tool with your friends. Don’t let ignorance and intimidation lead corporate America astray in this basic decision about individual health choices. ##
Kyle Rittenhouse: Both right and righteous
Pat Buchanan on Kenosha activity of Aug. 25, 2020: ‘He emerges as one of the good guys’
Published November 18, 2021 at 7:29pm
In judging the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, set aside for the moment Wisconsin law under which he is being tried, and consider the natural law, the moral law, the higher law written on the human heart.
In terms of values demonstrated and the deeds done the night Rittenhouse shot the three men who attacked him, who was on the righteous side?
Consider what Rittenhouse did that night of Aug. 25, 2020, and why.
Watching on television the nightly riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a town 20 miles from his home in Antioch, Illinois, that he knew well, Rittenhouse decided to go to Kenosha to protect property that embattled police had been unable to defend during the riots. For protection, he picked up the AR-15 he kept in Kenosha.
Toward midnight, Rittenhouse was confronted by Joseph Rosenbaum, an ex-con twice his age. Rosenbaum threatened Rittenhouse, backed him into a corner and tried to grab the barrel of his rifle. When a shot rang out nearby, Rittenhouse shot four times within a single second.
When Rosenbaum fell, Rittenhouse took off running, looking for the police to turn himself in, with a mob in hot pursuit.
Out of that mob, an assailant hit him in the head, knocking his hat off. Rittenhouse fell on the street. Another rioter jumped, kicked and stomped his head on the concrete pavement. Another hit him in the head with a skateboard.
Another man confronted him with a loaded pistol and aimed it at Rittenhouse’s face from a few feet away.
Rittenhouse shot and killed Anthony Huber, who had hit him with the skateboard and was grabbing his gun barrel, and wounded the man holding the gun to his face. When Rittenhouse shot both men, he was still on the ground.
While Rittenhouse’s decision to go to Kenosha may have been unwise, it was also unselfish and, indeed, brave. He was risking his life in a riot to defend another man’s property and do his civic duty in a situation of lawlessness. He could have stayed home, as almost everyone in Kenosha did that night, while their city was burned and pillaged.
And what were the motives and goals of Joseph Rosenbaum, the child rapist and ex-con, and Anthony Huber, who wielded the skateboard?
What were they doing in Kenosha, if not helping to sustain a criminal riot to destroy property Rittenhouse had come to defend?
“Why was he there? I have no answer. I ask myself that question every day,” said Rosenbaum’s fiancee about that night.
Again, whatever one thinks of Rittenhouse’s entering a volatile situation, he emerges as one of the good guys. His actions were taken for commendable goals, whereas his assailants’ purposes were to engage in a criminal rampage and riot.
This is why Rittenhouse is being so fiercely defended. People sense that whatever he did, the 17-year-old went to Kenosha to do the right thing.
Those who believe the Black Lives Matter-antifa riots were justified are the ones who want Rittenhouse to spend the rest of his life in prison – for shooting rioters who were threatening and attacking him for interfering with their crimes.
Sensing Rittenhouse has the country behind him, media efforts have been mounted to find a racial element in Rittenhouse’s motivation. President Joe Biden implied that the Kenosha shootings were the work of white supremacists.
The president’s statement was as ignorant as it was malicious.
Rittenhouse is white. All three men he shot are white. His defense attorney and the prosecutor are white. The trial judge is white.
Only Rosenbaum is recorded as having used the N-word that night during what was billed as a BLM protest for racial justice.
Under Wisconsin law, the issue comes down to self-defense.
Did Rittenhouse fire his AR-15 because he believed, with reason, that he might suffer death or serious bodily harm if he did not?
Or did he provoke the rioters into attacking him so he could run up a body count, as the prosecution alleges?
Shooting the individual who put the loaded pistol in Rittenhouse’s face was surely self-defense. And, according to testimony, Rosenbaum and Huber both sought to grab the barrel of the AR-15 to pull it away, in which case Rittenhouse would have been at their mercy, and possibly dead.
The judge has expanded the range of charges of which Rittenhouse may be convicted, giving the jury a menu of lesser charges if they do not believe that Rittenhouse was guilty of “intentional homicide.”
The prosecution has described Rittenhouse as an “active shooter,” calling to mind the Las Vegas gunman who massacred dozens of people at a music concert by firing from his hotel room.
But a 17-year-old running from a mob and shooting while sitting on the ground and being attacked scarcely fits the description of an “active shooter.”
Kyle Rittenhouse used his rifle to protect someone else’s property and his own life. He was both righteous and in the right. They were in the wrong. ##
Now that the trial has concluded, and Rittenhouse was held by the jury to be not guilty, it is now open question if the prosecution will be held to account for possible charges of prosecutorial misconduct. Time will tell.
To round out the Rittenhouse coverage before pressing on to the jury related topic, is this report courtesy from the WND Newscenter to MHProNews.
Leftists convicted Rittenhouse before trial, and don’t let acquittal change their minds
ACLU complains teen was ‘not held responsible’
By Bob Unruh
Published November 19, 2021 at 7:16pm
Liberals long have been condemning Kyle Rittenhouse for defending himself in that riot last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a violent event triggered by a police confrontation in which they shot and injured a suspect.
Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, in a case he presented to the jury, with evidence, as self-defense.
But President Biden some time ago released a video linking Rittenhouse to white supremacy.
And Rep. Ilhan Omar bluntly claimed, “He executed two people,” while Rep. Ayanna Pressley charged, “He is a white supremacist domestic terrorist.”
So what now, now that Rittenhouse has been acquitted by a jury on all charges?
More of the same, apparently.
The American Civil Liberties Union posted a statement with, “Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to travel across state lines and injure one person and take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions.”
Stunning, was the conclusion from Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan M. Gottlieb.
“While the ACLU should have been complaining about the conduct of prosecutors in the Rittenhouse case,” Gottlieb stated, “the organization instead is calling Rittenhouse a deliberate killer, perpetuating the myth that he deliberately crossed state lines to kill people. It is shocking for the ACLU, which has a long record of defending the rights of individuals against government prosecution to make such an outrageous statement.
“Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted by a jury of seven women and five men for defending himself against multiple attackers in the middle of a riot,” Gottlieb continued. “By being tried in court, he essentially was being held responsible for his actions, which the jury’s verdict clearly indicates were justified under the circumstances.”
It was the Daily Mail that posed the question, “Where do you go to get your reputation back?”
And there already have been reports that legal actions against those who were making false accusations against the teen soon may appear.
“If one had listened to some of the most prominent voices on America’s political left over the last 15 months, they may – understandably – be shocked by the jury’s decision,” the report said. “Because that’s not the story that they were told.”
It cited the blast from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., who earlier insisted, “Lock up Kyle Rittenhouse and throw away the key.”
Biden has posted on social media his accusation against President Trump that Trump “refused to disavow white supremacists,” while showing a picture of Rittenhouse.
Pressley had stated Rittenhouse “shot and killed 2 people who had assembled to affirm the value, dignity, and worth of black lives,” but that was before the jury decided those who died actually were the aggressors
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough previously claimed Rittenhouse fired “60 rounds,” before admitting he was wrong.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki condemned “vigilantes” who damaged what she called “peaceful protests” in Kenosha.
MSNBC regular Brittany Packnett Cunningham, the report said, “summed up the left-wing narrative best on November 13,” with “There are only so many acceptable losses that white supremacy is willing to accept.”
Statements by Omar and Pressley have turned out to be lies, now that the jury has acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges.
Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard had warned about the vitriol.
“With no evidence, MSM & antifa-loving politicians immediately labeled Rittenhouse a white supremacist terrorist,” she said. “It’s obvious now that [Rittenhouse] was just a foolish kid who felt he needed to protect people & the community from rioters & arsonists because the government failed to do so.”
After the verdict, the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center called Rittenhouse an “armed vigilante,” and Rep. Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, said the acquittal was a “dangerous precedent” that the Justice Department should review.
He claimed, in contradiction to the jury’s decision, that Rittenhouse crossed state lines “looking for trouble.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., cited the case and said “This is what [systemic racism] looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems.”
Rutgers professor David A. Love called Rittenhouse a “domestic terrorist.”
Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said, “The white supremacist murderer is ‘just a kid’, but the victims who were standing up for black lives are ‘rioters’, ‘looters’, and ‘arsonists.'”
On Friday, Republicans were demanding Biden apologize for calling Rittenhouse a white supremacist.
“Joe Biden needs to publicly apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse,” said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
But the Congressional Black Caucus doubled down: “It is unconscionable our justice system would allow an armed vigilante — who traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz — to go free.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James said it is America’s justice system that should be “uprooted and reformed.” ##
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Additional Information, More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief
Back to Linder’s useful overview of Jury Nullification, are his following points.
|When has jury nullification been practiced?|
|The most famous nullification case is the 1735 trial of John Peter Zenger, charged with printing seditious libels of the Governor of the Colony of New York, William Cosby. Despite the fact that Zenger clearly printed the alleged libels (the only issue the court said the jury was free to decide, as the court deemed the truth or falsity of the statements to be irrelevant), the jury nonetheless returned a verdict of “Not Guilty.”
Jury nullification appeared at other times in our history when the government has tried to enforce morally repugnant or unpopular laws. In the early 1800s, nullification was practiced in cases brought under the Alien and Sedition Act. In the mid 1800s, northern juries practiced nullification in prosecutions brought against individuals accused of harboring slaves in violation of the Fugitive Slave Laws. And in the Prohibition Era of the 1930s, many juries practiced nullification in prosecutions brought against individuals accused of violating alcohol control laws.
|Do juries have the right to nullify?|
|Juries clearly have the power to nullify; whether they also have the right to nullify is another question. Once a jury returns a verdict of “Not Guilty,” that verdict cannot be questioned by any court and the “double jeopardy” clause of the Constitution prohibits a retrial on the same charge.
Early in our history, judges often informed jurors of their nullification right. For example, our first Chief Justice, John Jay, told jurors: “You have a right to take upon yourselves to judge [both the facts and law].” In 1805, one of the charges against Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial was that he wrongly prevented an attorney from arguing to a jury that the law should not be followed.
Judicial acceptance of nullification began to wane, however, in the late 1800s. In 1895, in United States v Sparf, the U. S. Supreme Court voted 7 to 2 to uphold the conviction in a case in which the trial judge refused the defense attorney’s request to let the jury know of their nullification power.
Courts recently have been reluctant to encourage jury nullification, and in fact have taken several steps to prevent it. In most jurisdictions, judges instruct jurors that it is their duty to apply the law as it is given to them, whether they agree with the law or not. Only in a handful of states are jurors told that they have the power to judge both the facts and the law of the case. Most judges also will prohibit attorneys from using their closing arguments to directly appeal to jurors to nullify the law.
Recently, several courts have indicated that judges also have the right, when it is brought to their attention by other jurors, to remove (prior to a verdict, of course) from juries any juror who makes clear his or her intention to vote to nullify the law.
|If jurors have the power to nullify, shouldn’t they be told so?|
|That’s a good question. As it stands now, jurors must learn of their power to nullify from extra-legal sources such as televised legal dramas, novels, or articles about juries that they might have come across. Some juries will understand that they do have the power to nullify, while other juries may be misled by judges into thinking that they must apply the law exactly as it is given. Many commentators have suggested that it is unfair to have a defendant’s fate depend upon whether he is lucky enough to have a jury that knows it has the power to nullify.
Judges have worried that informing jurors of their power to nullify will lead to jury anarchy, with jurors following their own sympathies. They suggest that informing of the power to nullify will increase the number of hung juries. Some judges also have pointed out that jury nullification has had both positive and negative applications–the negative applications including some notorious cases in which all-white southern juries in the 1950s and 1960s refused to convict white supremacists for killing blacks or civil rights workers despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt. Finally, some judges have argued that informing jurors of their power to nullify places too much weight on their shoulders–that is easier on jurors to simply decide facts, not the complex issues that may be presented in decisions about the morality or appropriateness of laws.
On the other hand, jury nullification provides an important mechanism for feedback. Jurors sometimes use nullification to send messages to prosecutors about misplaced enforcement priorities or what they see as harassing or abusive prosecutions. Jury nullification prevents our criminal justice system from becoming too rigid–it provides some play in the joints for justice, if jurors use their power wisely.
There is no doubt an underappreciation of the check possible with trial by jury, especially when it is coupled with the power of an informed juror or jury to judge both law and facts in the matter at hand.
Those who question the value of jury trials in the modern era point out the vast array of jury intimidation and manipulated tactics that can be deployed. Sad, but true enough. That said, in an imperfect world, the Founders were quite wise in securing in the Bill of Rights the power of a jury of citizens making the final decisions about the enforcement of an array of laws.
Next up is our business daily recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.
The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates. Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.
Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 11.19.2021
- Crude tumbles
- Pumpjacks operate in the Belridge oil field on November 03, 2021 near McKittrick, California.
- Oil selloff intensifies on Covid fears and risk of US-China intervention
- CVS is closing 900 stores, and the big winner is Dollar General
- Alibaba stock plunges the most since its debut in Hong Kong
- Macy’s stock, once left for dead, is roaring back to life
- One week until Black Friday. Investors have already loaded up the shopping carts with retail stocks
- Fleet operators want Teslas. But not ‘full self-driving’
- Hyundai and Kia are going big with upcoming electric vehicles
- WTA threat to quit China over Peng Shuai’s disappearance puts Porsche and SAP in a bind
- Two Senate Democrats urge Biden not to keep Jerome Powell at the helm of the Fed
- Algorithms are everywhere. Here’s why you should care
- The ‘Great Migration’ during Covid may not have actually happened
- Pentagon helps military families with rising costs
- ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ hits theaters. Will audiences answer the call?
- CNN tried Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ software. Here’s what happened
- Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes leaves the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Holmes is charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
- After 11 weeks of testimony and many delays, prosecution rests case against Elizabeth Holmes
- Dart the Golden Dumpling.
- This $15 squishy dumpling is one of the season’s hottest toys. But it’s going to be hard to find
- VACCINE MANDATES
- ‘No vaccine required’ is the latest tactic to attract workers
- 72% of unvaccinated workers vow to quit under mandate
- Companies are moving ahead with vaccine requirements
- Ford is first major US automaker to mandate vaccines
- Business group warns of ‘catastrophic’ disruptions
- THE LABOR FORCE
- Workers demand a four-day week. It’s time for their bosses to pay attention
- CEOs are joining the ‘Great Resignation’
- A record number of Americans quit their jobs this fall
- Labor shortage? Not at Target
- Unemployment rate will match 50-year low by end of 2022
Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – evening of 11.19.2021
- Jury Finds Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty on All Counts
- Kyle Rittenhouse is comforted by his lawyer as he is acquitted of all charges at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Friday, The jury came back with its verdict on its fourth day of deliberation. (AP)
- Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice. Rittenhouse, 18, cried and hugged one of his attorneys upon hearing the verdict. [Full Story]
- Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict
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- Analysis: State’s Own Witnesses Laid Path for Rittenhouse Acquittal
- The Most Dramatic Moments in the Murder Trial
- Trump Jr.: Rittenhouse Jury ‘Gave Biden His 2nd Colonoscopy of the Day’
- Gov. Tony Evers: ‘We Must Have Peace in Kenosha’
- Cawthorn, NRA, Ron Johnson React to Rittenhouse Verdict
- Mark McCloskey to Newsmax: Rittenhouse Jury Faced Extreme Pressure | video
- Ex-Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke to Newsmax: Rittenhouse Case Doesn’t Hold | video
- Gaetz: May Offer Kyle Rittenhouse an Internship | video
- More Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict
- Newsmax TV
- Dershowitz: Rittenhouse Not Guilty, but Not a Hero Either | video
- Ex-Wis. Sheriff: Had to ‘Hold Back Tears’ After Rittenhouse Verdict | video
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- Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [Full Story]
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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers
Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.
- NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
- NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
- NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm. Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.