Teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, who was convicted of killing two people during riots following genocide in Kenosha (Wisconsin) in August 2020, was released last Friday, leading to several protests. Against judgment in such cities New York, Portland Or local Kenosha.
On the night of August 25 of that year, Returnhouse traveled from Antioch, Illinois to Kenosha with a semi-automatic assault rifle. Because, he promised, Protect private property from riots and looting that led to the struggle against the assassination of Jacob Blake, In the hands of a black man, a policeman.
In New York, five people have been arrested in the Queens area, Some material damage has also been recorded, city police said. About 300 protesters gathered outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The ruling should be condemned as an example of the dual standard of racism in the American judiciary.
Protests erupted again in Portland 200 people protest violently in front of the city’s justice center. Some groups of protesters, dressed in black from head to toe, pelted the windows of nearby buildings with stones and attacked a group of reporters from the local branch of the chain. ABC, KATU. At least one person was arrested.
The city of Kenosha was also the scene of protests after the Returnhouse was liberated, Announced by the subsidiary CBS, தி WDJT. A woman has been arrested before Kenosha District Court for criticizing a trial judge. Bruce Schrder, With graffiti on the floor of the court that read “Judge must go”.
Returnhouse, now 18, faces charges Planned murder, Irrational, Tried Murder and Irresponsible risk.
Who is Valipar He was 17 years old at the time of the murders when he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Hooper, 26, and wounded Gaius Crosscroots, 26 at the time. Returnhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Although the jury weighed in on the evidence, it weighed in on two pleas from the defense to declare the trial invalid, with the possibility of overturning the verdict if convicted. On a request the judge was asked to go further Prevents a new investigation against Returnhouse.
Process, Revealing the breakdown in American society regarding guns, the right to self-defense and the anti-racism movement Black Lives Matter, Widely distributed in the country, Who was awaiting judgment.
In the process, he appeared free after his supporters paid him $ 2 million in bail.
The young man is currently a marker in some right-wing circles where the massive mobilization against police violence in the summer of 2020 was the work of “anti-fascists” or “anarchists”.
On the contrary, On the left, the Returnhouse covers the excesses of gun culture and the defensive right.
(With information from Europa Press and AFP)
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