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Crime Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal sparks protests across US

23:05  20 november  2021
23:05  20 november  2021 Source:   abcnews.go.com

EXPLAINER: Could jury weigh lesser charges for Rittenhouse?

  EXPLAINER: Could jury weigh lesser charges for Rittenhouse? MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial could ask the jury to consider lesser charges when it gets the case, a move that could secure a conviction for some crime but take a possible life sentence off the table. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has struggled to counter Rittenhouse's self-defense arguments during the Illinois man's trial, raising questions about whether his office overcharged Rittenhouse. Daniel Adams, a former Milwaukee County assistant district attorney who isn't involved in the trial, described Binger's case as “incredibly underwhelming.”“He's got nothing,” Adams said.

Peaceful protests popped up across the nation, including in Brooklyn, New York (left) after Kyle Rittenhouse (inset) was acquitted of all charges related to him shooting and killing two protestors . Hundreds of people marched through downtown Brooklyn, New York, on Friday evening in one of several protests across the country following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse . Protest in Portland, Oregon was declared a riot after people smashed windows and threw objects at the cops.

Kyle Rittenhouse ’s acquittal by a Kenosha, Wisconsin jury has divided Americans. Outraged Democrats called it a miscarriage of justice, while Republicans hailed it as due process and warned about malicious prosecutions. Rittenhouse ,18, was charged with murdering two participants in the August 2020 riot and injuring another. Despite Kyle Rittenhouse ’s conscious decision to travel across state lines and injure one person and take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions.Unfortunately, this is not surprising.

Demonstrations sprang up nationwide in protest of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict Friday night, after a Wisconsin jury found the 18-year-old not guilty for the killing of two men and the wounding of another during political unrest in Kenosha last summer.

The verdict sparked outrage among those who feared an acquittal would embolden vigilantism, and anger in the families of the men shot who were seeking accountability and justice. Others, including pro-gun conservatives, have hailed Rittenhouse as a hero who was protecting private property from rioters.

  Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal sparks protests across US © David Dee Delgado/Reuters

In Kenosha, protesters gathered outside the courthouse, reacting in anger and frustration to the verdict. Outside a local church, pastors led residents in a prayer vigil Friday night, with some toting signs that said "Heal Kenosha."

The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Story Explained

  The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Story Explained The case surrounding the 18-year-old has sparked frequent debate since the shootings took place in Kenosha in August 2020.After two weeks of testimony, the defense and prosecution will outline their arguments surrounding the 18-year-old for the final time to the jury at Kenosha County Circuit court.

Unrest in Portland as Kyle Rittenhouse verdict divides US . A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder after the fatal shooting of two men, in a trial that highlighted divisions over gun rights and stirred fierce debate about the boundaries of self defence in the United States .

Rittenhouse verdict sparks protests across the country: Agitators launch urine, chant 'Burn it down,' spray-paint 'Kill Kyle ' graffiti. Hours after Rittenhouse was acquitted , a riot was declared in Portland. A banner was posted that read: " Kyle Rittenhouse is guilty." Demonstrators chanted: " Kyle is a terrorist!" There was graffiti spray-painted that read: "All cops are Kyles ." Vandals destroyed storefronts of businesses, shattered vehicle windshields, and attacked the Justice Center building in downtown Portland.

A woman reacts, in anger, to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict outside the courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 19, 2021. © Alex Kent/AFP via Getty Images A woman reacts, in anger, to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict outside the courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 19, 2021.

"Profoundly disappointed, sad, angry, crying, grieving and also looking to the future. Like OK, we've got work to do," Rev. Monica Cummings, of Bradford Community Church, told Reuters of the mood that night. "And at the top of the list is healing. Our community can now begin the long process of healing and looking at how we want to be as a community together."

A man holds a placard as he protests again the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, in Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 19, 2021. © Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters A man holds a placard as he protests again the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, in Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 19, 2021.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers had activated some 500 National Guard members to be on standby to support public safety efforts if needed, though there were no major clashes reported in the wake of the verdict.

Rittenhouse case raises question: What makes a fair trial?

  Rittenhouse case raises question: What makes a fair trial? MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At one point, the 18-year-old murder defendant stood behind the seated, black-robed judge and peered over him to review evidence. At another, on Veterans Day, the judge led the jury and others in the courtroom in applause for veterans just as a defense witness who had served in the Army was about to testify. And as the case neared its conclusion, the judge permitted the defendant to draw numbers from a raffle drum to determine which jurors would serve as alternates — creating the appearance, however small, that the defendant was helping to administer his own trial.

Kyle Rittenhouse , 18, was acquitted Friday on all charges related to the fatal shooting of two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. Left-leaning celebrities took to Twitter to voice their outrage over Kyle Rittenhouse ’s acquittal on murder charges, with legendary performer Bette Midler calling it a ‘tragic day’ and others bemoaning a perceived miscarriage of justice. Midler fumed at Friday’s verdict to her 2 million followers, saying: ‘#kylerittenhouse found not guilty tho we SAW HIM kill two.

After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday of all charges in the shootings of three protesters , two fatally, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, Chicago's mayor urged people to protest peacefully as demonstrations started up in that city and elsewhere in the U . S . Kenosha is about 66 miles north of Kyle Rittenhouse , the teenager at the center of a high-profile murder trial, will appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" for his first interview following his acquittal . Rittenhouse , who a jury found not guilty on all five charges, will be joining Fox News' Tucker Carlson for an exclusive sitdown airing November

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In Portland, Oregon, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office declared a riot "after a violent, destructive group began to breach the gate into the Multnomah County Detention Center," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

About two dozen people had gathered in front of the gate around 9 p.m. local time, with some allegedly heard saying, "Burn it down," according to the sheriff's office.

A small trash fire obscures the Justice Center after the full acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in his Wisconsin fatal shootings trial, in Portland, Ore., Nov. 19, 2021. © Stringer/Reuters A small trash fire obscures the Justice Center after the full acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in his Wisconsin fatal shootings trial, in Portland, Ore., Nov. 19, 2021.

The rear window of a Portland Police vehicle was shattered, as well as the windows on a local business, during the incident, according to police.

Police advance on protesters at the Justice Center after the full acquittal verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse in his Wisconsin fatal shootings trial, in Portland, Ore., Nov. 19, 2021. © Stringer/Reuters Police advance on protesters at the Justice Center after the full acquittal verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse in his Wisconsin fatal shootings trial, in Portland, Ore., Nov. 19, 2021.

Police issued five citations and 17 warnings, and one person was arrested for a warrant, authorities said.

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  Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Jury still deliberating verdict as judge considers mistrial over drone video Jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial were to deliberate for a third day while the judge considers a request from the defense for a mistrial. Your browser does not support this video A key piece of evidence in the prosecution's case — a drone video that shows Rittenhouse fatally shooting the first man he fired at on the night of Aug. 25, 2020 — was called into question Wednesday when Rittenhouse's defense lawyers said they received a lower quality version of the clip.

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse – who killed two men and injured another during anti-racism protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin – came after a contentious and controversial trial that gripped America. For many people, Rittenhouse ’s treatment was seen as revealing the favorable treatment a white and armed We hope that decent people will join us in forcefully rejecting that message and demanding more of our laws, our officials, and our justice system.” David Hancock, Rittenhouse family spokesman: “ We are all so very happy that Kyle can live his life as a free and innocent man, but in this whole

In a later statement the US president appealed for calm and said: “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites They deserve justice,” Pritzker wrote in a statement. “ We must do better than this.” Many conservative politicians have celebrated the acquittal of Rittenhouse , who many on the right sought to portray as someone who stood up to rioters. “ Rittenhouse -- NOT GUILTY!” tweeted the Texas governor, Greg

Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge, Nov. 19, 2021, in New York City, following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. © Jeenah Moon/AP Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge, Nov. 19, 2021, in New York City, following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis.

Meanwhile, in New York City, hundreds of demonstrators marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and gathered outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, holding signs with photos of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, the two men Rittenhouse killed.

Demonstrators at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York protest against Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal in Wisconsin, Nov. 19, 2021. © David Dee Delgado/Reuters Demonstrators at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York protest against Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal in Wisconsin, Nov. 19, 2021. People protest against the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal verdict in Wisconsin, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn, New York City, Nov. 19, 2021. © David Dee Delgado/Reuters People protest against the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal verdict in Wisconsin, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn, New York City, Nov. 19, 2021.

Nearly 100 people took to the streets of Oakland, California, shouting "Revolution nothing else" while marching in response to the verdict, ABC San Francisco station KGO reported.

Bria Swenson holds a sign during a demonstration, Nov. 19, 2021, in Oakland, Calif., following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. © Noah Berger/AP Bria Swenson holds a sign during a demonstration, Nov. 19, 2021, in Oakland, Calif., following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis.

Demonstrators also gathered in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, to denounce the acquittal.

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty of All Charges in Fatal Shooting of 2 Men At Black Lives Matter Protest

  Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty of All Charges in Fatal Shooting of 2 Men At Black Lives Matter Protest Kyle Rittenhouse, then 17, was accused of homicide for using an AR-style rifle to kill two people during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, Wisc., last yearJurors embraced the claim that Kyle Rittenhouse was defending himself when he fatally shot two men and injured a third last year, clearing him of homicide Friday along with all related charges that included recklessly brandishing a dangerous weapon during a Black Lives Matter protest over police brutality in Kenosha, Wisc.

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Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

During his testimony, Rittenhouse said he shot Rosenbaum, Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz, who survived, in self-defense.

People await the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Nov. 19, 2021. © Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters People await the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Nov. 19, 2021.

"I didn't intend to kill them. I intended to stop the people who were attacking me," Rittenhouse repeatedly said, at one point breaking down and sobbing on the witness stand.

Rittenhouse feels "a huge sense of relief," his attorney, Mark Richards, told reporters Friday, adding, "He wishes none of this ever happened."

Kyle Rittenhouse enters the courtroom to hear the verdicts in his trial prior to being found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse on Nov. 19, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. © Pool/Getty Images Kyle Rittenhouse enters the courtroom to hear the verdicts in his trial prior to being found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse on Nov. 19, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The ruling in the closely watched trial prompted a response from President Joe Biden, who said in a statement, "While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken."

Acquitted and in demand, Rittenhouse ponders what's next .
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — When he was acquitted of murder in shootings during unrest in Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse went from staring at possible life behind bars to red-hot star of the right: an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson and a visit with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago capped by a photo of both men smiling and snapping a thumbs-up. For Rittenhouse, a year of legal uncertainty over whether his claim of self-defense would stand up has given way to uncertainty over what’s next. He told Carlson, in an appearance that spiked the host’s ratings by some 40%, that he hoped to become a nurse or maybe even a lawyer. He planned to “lay low” but would for sure leave the Midwest.

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