wat0n wrote:You can't consider those charges separately - Wisconsin's self-defense law works differently if the person alleging self-defense was breaking the law (the standard is more demanding).
I suggest you watch the video I posted. In WI you do not lose your right to self-defense even if you were committing a crime that put you in a position to have to defend yourself from others (including other criminals or non-criminals). The standard in WI is not as demanding as some other states.
As I said before, self-defense laws create funny situations where basically a bunch of criminals can claim self-defense, and legally be within their rights to claim self-defense. So yes, the other crimes that were dropped can be considered separate from the original crimes that gave raise to the situations where Rittenhouse was using his right to self-defense. These laws are weird like that.