Despite fatally shooting two demonstrators and injuring a third in Wisconsin this August, Kyle Rittenhouse will not be charged with gun crimes in his home state of Illinois. The white 17-year-old is currently facing six criminal counts in Wisconsin, including first-degree intentional homicide, for using an AR-15-style rifle during a protest in Kenosha.
Six weeks after being shot in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police, Jacob Blake has been released from a Milwaukee hospital. According to Blake’s attorney, Patrick Cafferty, the 29-year-old is currently paralyzed from the waist down and has been transferred to “a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Chicago.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has waded into the tension surrounding events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparking anger by saying that a teen now charged with murder after allegedly shooting demonstrators had taken it upon himself to “maintain order.”
One of the protesters gunned down in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday night has been identified as a 26-year-old skateboarder who friends say valued peace and died fighting against injustice.
The person who was seen on video firing a rifle Tuesday night at people during a protest over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin has been identified as a white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse, affiliated with police, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.