Kyle Rittenhouse was recently acquitted on all charges relating to an incident where he shot three people, killing two. The teenager crossed state lines to “protect” the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin during the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020. Predictably, violence won the day, and two people died because of his poor decision.
While he is not criminally liable for his actions, civil suits will certainly follow. Rittenhouse began a media blitz to rehabilitate his image. Of course, he chose Tucker Carlson for his first interview. He told Carlson that he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.
“This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense. I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating […]
The jury reached the correct verdict — self-defense is not illegal. I’m glad that everything went well. We made it through the hard part.”
The Kenosha protests came as a response to the shooting of Jacob Blake. The non-racist Ritenhouse has been photographed in the past posing with the Proud Boys. The fact that he supports BLM remains questionable.
Rittenhouse insists that the case had nothing to do with race (even though he took a gun to a race-related protest). The cherubic would-be legal expert also railed against “prosecutorial misconduct” in his and other cases. It sounds like he’s got a career as an advocate-for-hire in his future.