When we first defended Kyle Rittenhouse on self defense grounds we had no idea that he did the world a favor, but today we found out that the first guy he shot was a convicted sex offender. Joseph D. Rosenbaum was convicted of sexual contact with a minor in Arizona in 2002. We don't know the age of the child he molested, but whatever he did was bad enough to earn him a profile on the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry despite nearly two decades elapsing since his conviction. As the above screenshot shows he was subject to lifetime sex offender registration and was in non-compliance status.
You might be wondering why an anti-cop website that advocates for convicts would advocate against Rosenbaum. It is because we only advocate for good convicts that do not have anything wrong their paperwork. Anyone with a history of sex crimes or snitching in their paperwork has bad paperwork, so we do not advocate for them.
Child molesters are beyond redemption, so we sincerely hope that Black Lives Matter and Antifa cease and desist from providing Rosenbaum with any support in the future. It is not possible for a child molester to be a hero even if Rittenhouse had not been defending himself. If a convict had done a good job putting in work on Rosenbaum years ago he would have saved the life of the skateboarder that Rittenhouse also shot in self defense after he tried to hit him with his skateboard.
This is a good example of why sex offenders get stabbed in prison. They get stabbed because men that are not beyond redemption see an opportunity to redeem themselves by protecting society from sex offenders. Will Anitfa want to make Rosenbaum a martyr so bad that they will tolerate someone with his history? The recent bailout of a sex offender in Portland suggests that they might (see https://copblaster.com/blast/25873/portland-stabber-blake-david-hampe-has-child-porn-conviction).
Does this make Rittenhouse a hero? No, Rittenhouse is not a hero because he did not know that Rosenbaum was a sex offender when he shot him. Had he known and shot him for that reason he would be a hero.
UPDATE: The Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry website has deleted Joseph Rosenbaum's profile. We assume that is because he is deceased. We have changed the link to his disciplinary records at the Arizona Department of Corrections where he served time for several years after his 2002 conviction for sexual contact with a minor. Judging by his disciplinary record he did his time like weirdo. The Assault on Staff Throwing Substances charge is usually the kind of write up given people for throwing feces or urine on staff. Poop bombers are considered weirdos just like sex offenders under the inmate code of acceptable conduct and the punishment for such conduct is to be treated like a sex offender (beat up, run off the yard, etc.).
UPDATE: After learning that Rosenbaum was sentenced to 10 years for sexual contact with a minor in 2002, we wanted to know how old the victim was, so we looked at the statute he violated https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01405.htm along with the Arizona Sentencing Guidelines https://www.edwardspetersen.com/criminal-defense/arizona-sentencing-guidelines/ and concluded that had the victim been more that 15 years old that a 10 year sentence would exceed the maximum sentence allowed under the law. The statute draws a clear line at the age of 15 where the crime is a class 6 felony if the victim is over 15 and a class 2 felony if the victim is under 15. His sentence, the fact that he had to register for the rest of his life, and the fact that when he was released he picked up a charge for tampering with a monitoring device all indicate that the crime of conviction was a class 2 felony.