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This Friday, November 19, the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case determined that the young man is innocent on all five charges he faced. The case had acquired such relevance that the judge received threats, the jury was harassed by the mainstream media, and the police are preparing in the streets to guard the demonstrations of those who are for and against the accused.
After four days of deliberation, the jury found that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense by shooting three men during the 2020 BLM riots in Kenosha.
The young man, who was 17 at the time, took the stand and described how he feared for his life when the men attacked him. He stated that he did not intend to kill anyone, but that he fired his AR-15 to protect himself.
Wisconsin’s self-defense law allows the use of deadly force only if “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.”
Rittenhouse was found not guilty of five counts. The charges against him were: reckless murder in the first degree, reckless endangering of safety, first-degree willful murder, and attempted first-degree willful murder.
The 12-person jury, made up of five men and seven women, has deliberated for more than 24 hours in total from Tuesday to Friday, November 19.
During the deliberations, the jury requested to rewatch parts of the 10 hours of videos that were shown during the two weeks of the trial. They had specifically requested and were granted permission to view videos taken by Gaige Grosskreutz, the man Rittenhouse shot and injured.
The tension in the city of Kenosha forced the county sheriff to issue a statement on “preparedness for Rittenhouse verdict” adding that the trial is being closely monitored because they “recognize that there are varying opinions and feelings that revolve around the trial that may cause concerns.”
Likewise, the Chicago police, about sixty-five miles (105 kilometers) south of Kenosha, are also preparing for riots.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo