Teen accused of killing 2 thrust into debate over protests
Last updated 9/4/2020 at 8:39am
A white 17-year-old who said he went to protests in Wisconsin to protect businesses and people has become a flashpoint in a debate over anti-racism demonstrations that have gripped many American cities and the vigilantism that has sometimes met them.
On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Kyle Rittenhouse grabbed an AR-15 style rifle and joined several other armed people in the streets of Kenosha, where businesses had been vandalized and buildings burned following a police shooting that left Jacob Blake, a Black man, paralyzed. By the end of the night, prosecutors said, Rittenhouse had killed two people and...