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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 »

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,... 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 »

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... More »

Tipster: Militia Members Went to Kenosha to 'Pick People Off'

FBI arrests Missouri men Michael Karmo, Cody Smith, finds stash of weapons and ammo

(Newser) - Out-of-staters converging on Kenosha, Wis., to confront protesters has already resulted in one death, at the hands of Kyle Rittenhouse , an armed 17-year-old from Illinois who considered himself to be protecting the city. Now, two men from Missouri with ties to a militia are in custody on weapons charges after... 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 »

Trump: Kenosha Unrest Was 'Domestic Terror'

'You have to be tough,' he says after touring area damaged in protests

(Newser) - President Trump visited protest-wracked Kenosha, Wis. Tuesday, despite objections from local leaders , and blamed the unrest on "domestic terror." The president surveyed parts of the city damaged in protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake and spoke to law enforcement officers, the Washington Post reports. "You... 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 »

Wisconsin Governor Asks Trump Not to Visit

'Now is not the time,' says Tony Evers, but trip is still on for Tuesday

(Newser) - President Trump plans to visit the hot spot of Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, and the state's governor isn't happy about it. In a letter to the president on Sunday, Tony Evers asked Trump to reconsider, reports Fox News . “I am concerned your presence will only hinder our... More »

Wisconsin Officials Tell Trump: Don't Come Here

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes calls the president's remarks 'incendiary'

(Newser) - Words are flying on Capitol Hill over the Kenosha protests and President Trump's planned visit to the city on Tuesday. First off, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said Sunday that Trump's trip to Kenosha would only fan the flames lit by Jacob Blake's shooting and the days... More »

Trump Is Heading to Kenosha

President will visit city amid protests over police shooting of Jacob Blake in the back

(Newser) - President Trump will travel to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, amid fury over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the back , which left the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed. White House spokesman Judd Deere told reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday that Trump will be meeting with law enforcement officers... More »

1K March in Kenosha: 'Hell Yeah, I'm Mad'

Protesters rally in Wisconsin for Jacob Blake

(Newser) - Roughly a thousand people gathered Saturday in Kenosha for a march and rally against police violence, about a week after an officer shot Jacob Blake in the back and left the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed, the AP reports. Marchers chanted "No justice, no peace!" and "Seven bullets,... More »

Dad: Jacob Blake Is Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

He says son is under arrest, though it's not clear for what

(Newser) - Jacob Blake is handcuffed to his hospital bed, according to the father of the Kenosha, Wisconsin, man shot in the back by police seven times. "I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed,” Blake's father, also named Jacob, told... 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 »

NBA Players' Walkout May Be Over

League will reportedly resume games Friday

(Newser) - It looks like the NBA will be getting back to business. After players sat out Wednesday and the league suspended three playoff games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, the remainder of the shortened season was in doubt. But the Washington Post and the AP are... 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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