More details are emerging about the 17-year-old shooter who was caught on camera murdering two people and wounding a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the aftermath of a peaceful BLM protest in that city.
Kyle Rittenhouse — who left his home in Illinois, escorted by his mother, to bring his AR-15 to “protect” local businesses against looting and destruction, who was given water and encouragement by local police before his unjustified use of force — has been charged with homicide after the accounts of his actions went viral and he was finally arrested after returning home without even being initially stopped or even questioned by those same local law enforcement officers.
Now, footage of another violent incident allegedly involving Rittenhouse — in the same out-of-state city of Kenosha, Wisconsin — has been circulating on Twitter and people are accusing him of misogyny as well as racism after viewing the footage of him repeatedly punching a young woman.
In the video below, the person wearing red, white and blue shorts is alleged to be Rittenhouse.
For the record: The recorders of two videos of this fight confirmed for me that the person in the red-white-and-blue trunks is Rittenhouse.
— Reporter Adam Rogan (@could_be_rogan) August 29, 2020
Longer version pic.twitter.com/7DIuoaphUP
— Truthfully (@Truthfu83152177) August 29, 2020
With few details or context available to provide insight to the incident pictured above, it would be hasty to draw too much of a conclusion about Rittenhouse’s propensity for violence, but it’s likely that footage like this will be useful for prosecutors looking to discount any excuses of prior angelic behavior from the obviously troubled teenager with an apparently hair-trigger temper and access to powerful weapons of war.
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