Mr. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shootings of two men and wounding of another during a protest in 2020 that was precipitated by the shooting of a Black man by a police officer.
His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s semiautomatic rifle endangered everybody around him — and himself.
When Jacob Blake was partially paralyzed last year, it set off civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis. Jurors are now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men during those protests.
Jury deliberations, expected to start next week, will include consideration of six separate criminal counts. The jurors may be instructed to consider lesser charges as well.
On the fourth day of the trial, jurors were shown graphic videos from the chaotic night in 2020 when shootings broke out after demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis.
Here are the events that led to Mr. Rittenhouse, 18, standing trial in the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wis.
Mr. Rittenhouse was 17 when he went to Kenosha, Wis., amid protests against police violence. He fatally shot two men and wounded another who were pursuing him.
Mr. Rittenhouse will stand trial for the shootings of three men — two of whom died — in the aftermath of demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis.
Legal experts said the term “victim” could appear prejudicial during self-defense cases. Mr. Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, during protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wis.
What brought the teenager and so many others to the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin equipped for war?
“It shook the foundation,” a City Council member said of the protests that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake last summer.
After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.
Lt. William Kelly of the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia was relieved of duty by city officials, who said his support for the Kenosha, Wis., shooting suspect undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement.
Mr. Blake, a Wisconsin man who was partially paralyzed in the encounter last year, did not “initiate any type of physical confrontation” with the police, according to a federal lawsuit.
The shooting last August sparked protests and rioting, making Kenosha a flash point in a summer of unrest that began with the killing of George Floyd.
The police shooting of Mr. Blake ignited protests in Kenosha, Wis., including one in which the authorities said a teenager fatally shot two demonstrators.
The players and officials from their union were invited last week to discuss their campaign at the Vatican.
The 17-year-old was captured on video shooting three people during protests in Kenosha, Wis., over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.
Mr. Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was partly paralyzed after a white police officer shot him seven times in the back in Kenosha, Wis., in August, setting off protests.
The father of one of the men who died in the shooting said Mr. Rittenhouse was a flight risk, and “thinks he’s above the law.”
Kevin Mathewson, who quickly organized the Kenosha Guard on Facebook, said the Wisconsin city’s police were outnumbered during protests. The streets turned deadly after his call to arms.
Supporters are donating to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, who prosecutors say killed two protesters of a police shooting in Kenosha, Wis.
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Michele Roberts grew up in the South Bronx and made her way to the pinnacle of the legal world before becoming the head of the players’ union.
The unofficial Labor Day kickoff to the fall campaign centered on Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two pivotal states for both the president and Joseph R. Biden Jr.
In a video recorded from his hospital bed, Mr. Blake, who was shot by the police, says, “It hurts to breathe; it hurts to sleep.”
Presenting himself as a warrior against identity politics, the president has increasingly made appeals to the grievances of white supporters a centerpiece of his re-election campaign.
Some residents saw the shooting of Jacob Blake as proof that the city’s policing needs a fundamental overhaul. Others spoke of getting back to normal.
The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed by law enforcement agents just five days after the deadly shooting of a right-wing protester.
Two days after President Trump traveled to Wisconsin to focus attention on violence and disorder, Joe Biden sought to strike a drastically different tone, repudiating the president’s divisive approach to matters of racial injustice.
Some Black residents of Kenosha, upended by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, weren’t convinced that an election would solve the problem.
The Alameda County district attorney said an officer used “unreasonable” deadly force in a confrontation that lasted less than 40 seconds.
The president has wrongly claimed credit for sending in the National Guard. He has also made misleading assertions in attacking his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr.
As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront unrest in cities, demonstrators are taking drastic steps in assessing how to keep themselves safe.
The president plans to visit to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, unwelcome by officials in a state pivotal to the election, to condemn what he calls “left-wing mobs.”
Daniel Thompson, an editor at The Kenosha News, resigned over a headline that highlighted a speaker who made a threat during a peaceful protest.
A fatal shooting after clashes in Portland came on the heels of the shooting deaths of two people during confrontations in Kenosha, Wis., earlier in the week.
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“This group wants to do both,” Coach Mike Budenholzer said of pursuing a championship without abandoning the team’s efforts to combat police brutality and systemic racism.
A new crop of activists has joined the ranks of protesters in Kenosha, Wis., as police killings across the country spur ordinary people into the streets. Jacob Blake’s family spoke at a rally on Saturday.
In Lafayette, La., frustration and fatigue set in after storms, a pandemic and now a fatal police shooting that some residents believe is being overshadowed.
The auto plant closed in 1988, turning the Wisconsin city upside down. Now it’s facing an even deeper existential crisis.
The authorities said an earlier sexual assault charge was the reason for the restraints, which were removed on Friday.
The national political conventions over the last two weeks set the battle lines for the election’s remaining weeks. Joe Biden is focusing on President Trump’s virus management, while the president is hammering a law-and-order message.
“Why do they have that cold steel on my son’s ankle?” the father asked as he described talking to his son, who was shot seven times by the police in Kenosha, Wis.
Demonstrations against police shootings and a March on Washington on Friday reflect a cause more enduring than many predicted.