On November 10th, 2021, Kyle Rittenhouse was called to the stand to testify. He was asked to describe the events leading up to the fatal shooting he’d been accused of. He began to detail how the first man he shot, Joseph Rosenbaum, had screamed threats at him the night of the shooting. As he began to detail the moments before the incident, Rittenhouse began to sob and struggled to get the words out of his mouth. The judge asked the courtroom to go on a break in response to Rittenhouse’s emotions.
The video inside the courtroom was taken by the Law&Crime Network who uploaded the video to their Twitter. However, a different tweet went more viral, receiving more attention, posted by Twitter user @cathyrusson on November 10th, 2021. Her tweet received roughly 11,300 likes in less than 24 hours. The full clip (shown below) was also uploaded to YouTube on November 10th, 2021, by The Washington Post, and received roughly 37,000 views in less than 24 hours.