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Man Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Sues: Cops Enabled This

Gaige Grosskreutz blames city officials, authorities

(Newser) - A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration, the AP reports. Rittenhouse...

No Federal Charges for Cop Who Shot Black Man in Back

Kenosha shooting in August 2020 sparked deadly protests

(Newser) - In August 2020, just months after the protests that followed George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot a Black man in the back , leaving him paralyzed. That shooting, too, sparked protests , and the protests were deadly. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old...

Teen Who Used Laser Sight as Cat Toy Charged in Shooting

The young woman told police she thought the gun didn't have bullets

(Newser) - The cat, at least, is fine. But a 21-year-old man was shot straight through his thigh had to go to the hospital and is now facing weapons charges to boot. A 19-year-old visiting a friend’s apartment in Kenosha, WI, was using the laser sight of a 9 mm handgun...

Cop to Driver: 'I Followed You for About 2 Miles and You Were Sleeping'

Wisconsin authorities say man was behind the wheel of a Tesla using its Autopilot feature

(Newser) - According to the Tesla website , the Autopilot feature built in to all of its new vehicles offers "advanced safety and convenience features ... designed to assist you with the most burdensome parts of driving." For an Illinois man who took a spin in Wisconsin over the weekend, one of...

Asked to Leave Tavern, He Returned and Killed 3

3 killed, 3 injured in incident in Kenosha, Wis.

(Newser) - Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured, the AP reports. Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright said the suspect is facing a charge of...

Judge Says Rittenhouse Doesn't Need to Be Arrested

'After what this town has been through in the last six months I don’t want any more problems'

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse doesn't need to be arrested again, his bail doesn't need to be increased, and he doesn't have to publicly disclose his whereabouts, a judge in Wisconsin decided Thursday. Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder rejected prosecutors' request to issue an arrest warrant for the 18-year-old,...

Prosecutors: Post-Arraignment, Rittenhouse Hit the Bar

Kenosha County DA's office says suspect downed beer, flashed hate sign

(Newser) - Minutes after Kyle Rittenhouse was arraigned on felony homicide charges , the 18-year-old was downing beer and flashing a hand sign associated with white supremacy at a bar. Surveillance footage shows Rittenhouse arrived with his mother at a tavern in Mount Pleasant, Wis., on Jan. 5, just 90 minutes after he...

No Charges for Kenosha Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake

'Officer Sheskey felt he was about to be stabbed,' DA says

(Newser) - A disturbing video of a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shooting a Black man in the back doesn't tell the full story, a prosecutor said Tuesday, announcing that the officer will not face criminal charges. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said Tuesday that Officer Rusten Sheskey and two other...

As City Braces for Protests, Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty

Wisconsin governor actives National Guard

(Newser) - An Illinois teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third amidst sometimes violent summer protests on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including intentional homicide. Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, entered his plea in a brief hearing conducted by teleconference that came as Kenosha...

Prosecutors Raise Concerns About Rittenhouse Fundraising

Controversial Los Angeles lawyer steps back from teen's criminal case

(Newser) - A lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse stepped back from the teenager's criminal case Thursday after prosecutors said ethical concerns made him unfit for the trial team. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said in a motion filed Thursday that Los Angeles-based lawyer John Pierce has "significant personal financial...

Accused Kenosha Shooter Has Unlikely Celeb Pal

Ricky Schroder, child star of 'Silver Spoons,' poses for photo with Kyle Rittenhouse

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse posted $2 million bail, got out of jail , and wasted little time in hanging around with an odd bit of Hollywood history: Former child actor and Silver Spoons star Ricky Schroder, reports CBS2 . The accused Kenosha shooter's lawyer, L. Lin Wood, tweeted a photo of the 17-year-old,...

Kyle Rittenhouse Posts $2M Bail, Goes Free

Teenager faces homicide charges in Kenosha shootings

(Newser) - A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin, and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives, posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody. Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and...

Kyle Rittenhouse Explains How He Got His Gun

Accused Kenosha shooter talks to the 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - Accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse isn't old enough to buy or own a gun—so, the Illinois 17-year-old tells the Washington Post in a new interview, an 18-year-old friend who lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, bought it for him ... using economic stimulus funds. "I got my $1200 from the...

Guy Who Allegedly Bought Gun for Kyle Rittenhouse Is Charged

Dominick Black supplied assault rifle to a minor: prosecutors

(Newser) - The man who allegedly bought an assault rifle for 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly used it to kill two people and injure a third in Kenosha, Wis., has been charged. Dominick David Black, 19, faces two felony counts of intentionally giving a gun to a minor, causing death. Prosecutors say...

Supporters Raising Money for Kenosha Suspect's $2M Bond

Kyle Rittenhouse faces charges for allegedly killing 2 during protests

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse's bond was set at $2 million Monday, and his defense team says it is raising money from supporters so the 17-year-old can be released. Rittenhouse, of Illinois, is charged with shooting three protesters, two of them fatally, during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis., in August. The father...

At Border Between 2 States, Handoff of a Murder Suspect

Kyle Rittenhouse of Illinois is accused of killing 2 in Kenosha, Wis.

(Newser) - A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis., has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with sheriff’s deputies in Illinois handing him over to their counterparts in Wisconsin shortly after a judge on Friday approved the contested extradition. In his afternoon ruling that...

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...

Cop Shot Blake for a Reason, Lawyer Says

But Blake's uncle calls it 'gaslighting'

(Newser) - The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer's lawyer contends,...

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 "...

Man Shot at Kenosha: I Still Hear the Screams

Gaige Grosskreutz talks about the bullet that made him run for his life

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man who was shot during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha last month says he still remembers the screams that night and he's in constant pain, the AP reports. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, shot and killed two men during a chaotic protest...

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