Kyle Rittenhouse, the American teenager who in the middle of last year killed two African American protesters and wounded a third in the middle of a civil revolt (product of a series of protests following the attack by Jacob Blake, a black man, on behalf of a white policeman), was found innocent by a jury of Wisconsin of the 6 charges that weighed on him for that bloody night.
The episode occurred at mid 2020, in the city of Kenosha, when the young man had 17 years and he was a minor. In that context, Rittenhouse faced charges of willful murder, reckless manslaughter, attempted murder, and reckless endangerment, among others. The trial lasted three and a half days of deliberation and the jury’s decision was unanimous.
On the day of the proposal, which had the characteristics of a civil war between white and black citizens, Rittenhouse drove half an hour to Kenosha, Wisconsin to his father’s home from Antioch, Illinois.
In the midst of the revolt, the teenager went out into the street armed with a semi-automatic rifle to repel the Protestants, who were attacking the private properties of his father’s neighborhood.
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In this context, Rittenhouse began to be chased and fell to the ground. To protect yourself fired three shots, killing Joseph Rosenbaum, 36 years old, already Antohony huber, 26, and seriously injuring Gaige grosskreutz, 26 at the time.
That action generated ruthless widespread criticism, and those who defended the teenager were branded as fascists. During the trial, the young man pleaded not guilty to all charges and alleged self-defense, situation then ratified by the jury in question.
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Opposite, the victims’ lawyers alleged that Rittenhouse “provoked” everything that happened when he arrived that August 25 at the Kenosha demonstrations with a semi-automatic rifle and that it was “a tourist out of chaos looking for excitement.”
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