Kyle Rittenhouse

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Accused Teen Kenosha Shooter Will Face Charges in Only One State

Illinois says there's no evidence Kyle Rittenhouse had gun in the state

(Newser) - A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, prosecutors said Tuesday. An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored, and used in Wisconsin, the Lake... More »

Speak Well of Rittenhouse, Officials Were Told

Talking points were distributed in Homeland Security

(Newser) - Somewhere in the White House or the Department of Homeland Security, Kyle Rittenhouse has support. Talking points distributed to department officials suggest ways to sympathetically portray the 17-year-old, who's charged with the fatal shootings of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. When answering reporters' questions, NBC reports, officials are advised... More »

School Assignment Refers to Kyle Rittenhouse as 'Hero'

Texas district apologizes after alleged Kenosha shooter is referenced in assignment

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse, a "hero for the modern age"? The 17-year-old is, of course, charged with killing two people during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. The teen was listed, alongside Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Malcolm X, as a possible such "... More »

Kyle Rittenhouse Speaks From Jail

Teen thanks his supporters for all the letters

(Newser) - "KYLE RITTENHOUSE SPEAKS!!!!!!" So tweeted John Pierce, one of the attorneys for the Illinois 17-year-old, alongside a video that shows Pierce holding his cellphone as Rittenhouse talks via speakerphone from county jail. Rittenhouse—who stands accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wis., last week—is... More »

Here's What Trump Has to Say About Kyle Rittenhouse

'He would have been, he probably would have been killed' if he hadn't shot

(Newser) - The night before his controversial visit to Kenosha, Wis., President Trump appeared to back the teen suspected of fatally shooting two protesters in the city. "That was an interesting situation, you saw the same tape that I saw. He was trying to get away from them, I guess, looks... More »

Kyle Rittenhouse Hit With More Felony Charges

Teen is accused of killing two Kenosha protesters

(Newser) - The Illinois teen accused of traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, armed with an AR-15-style rifle that he allegedly used to fatally shoot two protesters and injure a third has been hit with more charges. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was hit with four additional felonies and one misdemeanor Thursday, NPR reports. Among those... More »

Teen Shooting Suspect: My 'Job' Is to Protect People

Kyle Rittenhouse was a big supporter of police and the Blue Lives Matter movement

(Newser) - A lot of new information is surfacing about Kyle Rittenhouse, the white 17-year-old charged with fatally shooting two people and injuring another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests this week. Coverage:
  • The teen from Antioch, Illinois, was a huge admirer of police, reports the AP . His now-deleted Facebook page was filled
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