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Rittenhouse Asks Court to Give Him Back His Rifle

19-year-old wants to destroy the gun and the clothes he wore that night

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Wisconsin in 2020, is seeking the return of the gun and other property that police seized after his arrest. Rittenhouse's attorney Mark Richards filed paperwork with the Kenosha County Circuit...

Man Who Bought Rittenhouse Gun Shifts His Plea

Dominick Black now wants to plead no contest to no-felony charge of contributing to delinquency of minor

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse may not have had the AR-15 he used to shoot three men, two fatally, on Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., if Dominick Black hadn't bought it for him three months earlier. At the time in May 2020, Rittenhouse was only 17, too young to legally...

Hailed as a Hero at Conference, Rittenhouse Warns of Lawsuits

Organization welcomes 18-year-old, who says 'justice was served'

(Newser) - Given a hero's welcome at a conservative youth conference in Phoenix, Kyle Rittenhouse told the crowd he was the victim of a government attack. "My trial was an example of them trying to come after our Second Amendment rights, our right to defend ourselves and trying to take...

Final Witness Recounts Nude Massage From Maxwell

Prosecution rests, and defense begins next week

(Newser) - Prosecutors rested their case against Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday much earlier than expected—it took 10 days instead of the expected four weeks, notes the BBC . Her defense team is expected to take no more than a few days after they begin their presentation next week. The big question is...

Rittenhouse Rethinks Trip to Kenosha

Teenager retreats from interviewer's praise for killings

(Newser) - The recently acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse says that, in hindsight, the trip from his home in Illinois to Wisconsin during protests in August 2020 was "probably not the best idea." Rittenhouse, then 17, arrived at the protests armed with an AR-15-style rifle and shot three people; Joseph Rosenbaum and...

Rittenhouse Says He Is Destroying His Gun

Facebook drops ban on Rittenhouse searches

(Newser) - Facebook users can now search for Kyle Rittenhouse again. The company has dropped its controversial Rittenhouse ban following the teenager's acquittal on homicide and attempted homicide charges, the BBC reports. Soon after Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and injured a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, Facebook...

After Backlash, Rittenhouse's Student Status Changes

ASU: Teen 'is not currently enrolled' after previously being signed up for online classes

(Newser) - Before Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted earlier this month on all counts related to his August 2020 shooting of three men in Kenosha, Wis., he told the court that he was a college student at Arizona State University, taking nursing courses. The school confirmed he was enrolled as an online student...

Greene Wants Congress' Highest Honor for Rittenhouse

Teen who killed 2 men is 'a hero who defended his community,' she says

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to see Kyle Rittenhouse join George Washington, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Dalai Lama in receiving the legislative branch's highest honor. The Republican congresswoman introduced a bill Tuesday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people...

Pics Emerge of Meeting Between Trump, Rittenhouse

Former president says he met with recently acquitted teen at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse may be on the outs with the current president, but he's apparently getting on well with the former one. In an interview that aired Tuesday evening on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, former President Trump announced he'd recently met at Mar-a-Lago with the 18-year-old Wisconsin...

Kyle Rittenhouse to Tucker Carlson: I Support Black Lives Matter
Kyle Rittenhouse
Has a Bone to
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Kyle Rittenhouse Has a Bone to Pick With Biden

Biden included an image of Rittenhouse in a tweet that referenced white supremacists

(Newser) - Update: One exchange in Kyle Rittenhouse's sit-down with Tucker Carlson, which aired Monday night, is attracting some attention. As Business Insider reports, Carlson asks the teen how it felt to be called a white supremacist by President Biden. (It's a reference to this September 2020 tweet .) In...

Rittenhouse: 'Self-Defense Is Not Illegal'

President Biden, former President Trump also offer their reactions to Wisconsin teen's acquittal

(Newser) - It was an emotional day Friday for Kyle Rittenhouse after he was acquitted for the shootings of three men in Kenosha in 2020, but the Wisconsin teen pulled himself together to chat with Fox News' Tucker Carlson afterward. The 18-year-old's reaction to the day's events: "The jury...

Kyle Rittenhouse Collapses Upon Hearing His Acquittal

Wisconsin teen appears to be overcome as verdicts are read

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse could have faced life in prison. Instead, he was acquitted on all counts Friday in a courtroom in Kenosha, Wisconsin. NBC Chicago reports that the 18-year-old began to shake and cry as he stood listening to the acquittals. By the time the fifth and final not-guilty verdict was...

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty
Kyle Rittenhouse
Found Not Guilty

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty

Jury in Kenosha clears him on all counts

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse is a free man. A jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday cleared the 18-year-old on all counts related to his shooting of three men during unrest in the city in 2020, reports Mediaite . Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, then...

Key to White Supremacists' Lingo: the Guise of Humor
Key to White Supremacists'
Lingo: the Guise of Humor
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Key to White Supremacists' Lingo: the Guise of Humor

Charlottesville trial includes testimony about the strategy

(Newser) - The Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery trials aren't the only cases involving volatile race issues winding down at the moment. Jurors in Charlottesville, Virginia, begin deliberations Friday in a civil trial over the deadly violence that broke out at the Unite the Right rally in 2017, reports CNN . Details:...

Judge Locks MSNBC Out of Kenosha Courthouse

Freelancer may have been following jury's van

(Newser) - While the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial is deliberating, the judge decided to bar MSNBC crews from the Wisconsin courthouse. The order followed reports that a network freelancer may have been following a bus carrying jurors, Fox News reports. Judge Bruce Schroeder said Thursday that the freelancer was...

Next Stop for Rittenhouse: Gaetz Intern?

Congressman, Newsmax host apparently both want teen as an intern

(Newser) - Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says Kyle Rittenhouse has helped the country. Now, he's suggesting he'll give the 18-year-old—on trial for murder after fatally shooting two people and injuring another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis., last year—a chance to do more. "He'...

Rittenhouse Defense Asks Again for Mistrial

They say they were given lower-quality copy of key video evidence

(Newser) - As the jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse deliberated for a second day, the teen's defense team made its second request for a mistrial. Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi said prosecutors had given the defense team a lower-quality version of a key drone video, the New York Times reports....

Rittenhouse Judge Made an Unusual Move With Jury

Defendant pulled numbers of alternates from a raffle drum

(Newser) - The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial had its first day of deliberations in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday, and it got off to an unusual start. Judge Bruce Schroeder had the defendant pull slips of paper from a raffle drum to determine which six of the 18 people who had been...

Kenosha Braces for Rittenhouse Verdict

Business owners expect trouble whichever way the verdict goes

(Newser) - The fate of Kyle Rittenhouse is now in the jury's hands —and residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin are braced for trouble whether the teen is found guilty or not. Rittenhouse killed two men and wounded a third during unrest in the city in Aug. 2020 after a white police...

Judge Gives Rittenhouse Jury Instructions

Don't listen to outside opinions, Schroeder says, even a president's

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse's fate is up to the jurors now, Judge Bruce Schroeder told them Monday evening, saying their job is to "determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty as to each of the offenses charged or submitted." A prosecutor had the last word during the...

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