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Crime Fact check: Charges not dropped against Kenosha gunman

14:26  16 october  2020
14:26  16 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said Tuesday an investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in The Antioch teen remains held in a juvenile detention center in Lake County, Illinois, without bond due to pending criminal charges in Kenosha .

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An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Facts don’t matter. Where you viewing that, I checked the Airzona database and be doesn't seem to be there, someone said his charges

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Through online appeals, his lawyers have raised millions for Rittenhouse’s legal defense and released a video that positions him as a patriot who acted in self defense.

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But have they already won an acquittal on all charges, as a viral Facebook post claims?

No. Far, far from it.

Rittenhouse faces charges in Wisconsin based on the shootings, which occurred late on Aug. 25 during civil unrest, which began after a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake, 29, in the back, leaving Blake paralyzed.

Rittenhouse is currently being held in Lake County, Illinois, where he turned himself in to authorities after returning home to Antioch after the incident.

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An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State's Attorney's Office said. There is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois, it said.

A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha , Wisconsin, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Nevertheless, an Oct. 13 post on Facebook included this blaring headline: “BREAKING NEWS: All Charges Dropped for Kyle Rittenhouse.”

The post included two images of Rittenhouse from that night with these words: “All charges dropped for Kyle Rittenhouse,” and “Lake County prosecutors announce they will not file charges against Kyle Rittenhouse.”

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook).

We reached out to the Facebook user who posted the claim but did not hear back.

But this is an easy one to tackle: The claim that all charges have been dropped is simply false.

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No charges in Illinois

The confusion may stem from an announcement earlier on Oct. 13, in which prosecutors in Lake County, Ill., said they had found no basis to charge Rittenhouse under Illinois laws.

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An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Rittenhouse of Antioch, remains held in a juvenile detention center in Lake County without bond due to pending criminal charges in Kenosha .

More specifically, an article posted that day on JSOnline.com, the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, noted the Illinois authorities said they had determined the AR-15 rifle in question had been purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, and that Rittenhouse never possessed it in Illinois.

Thus, he would not face gun-related charges there.

But Rittenhouse still faces Wisconsin charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the killing of two protesters and attempted intentional homicide in the wounding of a third. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession.

Those charges are on hold while Rittenhouse’s lawyers fight his extradition to Wisconsin.

But they have not been dropped, or otherwise magically gone away.

Our ruling: False

A Facebook post said:  “All charges dropped for Kyle Rittenhouse.” That is flatly and plainly wrong. The shootings happened in Wisconsin, not Illinois. The Wisconsin charges remain. Rittenhouse was never charged in Illinois, so when authorities said they found no basis to issue gun-possession charges, it didn’t change anything. We rate the claim FALSE.

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The fact he drove (or was driven) from out of state indicates PRE MEDITATION and therefore requires the harshest penalty the law provides. Kyle Rittenhouse is a community lifeguard who was working in Kenosha the day of the shooting. This simple fact destroys the narrative being peddled by the

Our fact check sources:

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 9, Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers say extraditing teen to Wisconsin would be ‘turning him over to the mob'
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 13, Illinois prosecutor says there’s no evidence Kyle Rittenhouse took the gun used in Kenosha shootings out of Wisconsin

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Fact check: Charges not dropped against Kenosha gunman

Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of killing 2 people during Wisconsin protests, won't face charges in Illinois, his home state .
Illinois police found Rittenhouse committed no crimes there. It was unclear whether someone else possessed the gun in Illinois, or where it is now. It said prosecutors — not Antioch police — would release any additional information "as to not disrupt any investigation that may be taking place in Wisconsin."Get daily updates on the Packers during the season.'That's the shooter': Witnesses describe the night Kyle Rittenhouse opened fire in KenoshaThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, part of the USA TODAY Network, has sued to obtain records of Rittenhouse's arrest in Illinois.

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