Rittenhouse took to the streets of Kenosha, armed with an AR-15-style rifle, amid the riots that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. The Illinois teen was part of a group of armed civilians – mostly white – who took it upon themselves to protect businesses from looting and arson that followed peaceful protests in Black’s city. Lives Matter and other racial justice groups turned violent. The three people he shot – two died – were all pursuing him at the time, and one was armed with a handgun.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/outcome-in-rittenhouse-case-raises-the-stakes-as-verdict-in-killing-of-ahmaud-arbery-nears/2021/11/20/deb157e4-4a23-11ec-b05d-3cb9d96eb495_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_national Outcome in Rittenhouse trial raises stakes as Ahmaud Arbery murder verdict draws near