Jury Deliberations Begin in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Jury Deliberations Begin in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial” – below is their description.

The jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who killed two men with an assault rifle at a chaotic Black Lives Matter rally last year, began its deliberations on Tuesday morning.

Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with counts ranging from reckless endangerment to intentional homicide and could face life in prison without parole if convicted. The August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, came amid the nationwide social upheaval after the murder of George Floyd and have become a talking point for some conservatives, who claim Rittenhouse as a hero, and some liberals, who hold him up as a reckless vigilante.

The press was thick outside the courthouse on Tuesday, as protesters gathered. Someone had used chalk to write “Kyle is guilty” and “White supremacy is for cowards” on the base of a flagpole. One woman held a sign saying self-defense is not a crime. As a man called out “Black Lives Matter” through a bullhorn, a counter protester added: “Is a terrorist organization.”

Justin Blake, whose nephew Jacob Blake’s shooting by a Kenosha police officer sparked the protests Rittenhouse attended, waved a BLM flag and raised his fists on the steps of the courthouse.

Four sheriff’s vehicles were parked near the courthouse, as several officers patrolled. No guns were visible except among law enforcement. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers last week authorized 500 National Guard troops for Kenosha as the town prepared for the verdict.

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • Hong Kong Arrests Ex-Cathay Pacific Crew at Center of Omicron Outbreak
  • Cannabis Compounds Prevented Covid Infection in Lab Study
  • Fauci Says U.S. Will Have Free Covid Tests Soon
  • In This Story: Kyle Rittenhouse

    On August 25, 2020, amid the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, shot and killed two men and wounded another man in the arm during confrontations at two locations. He was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, and the individual wounded by Rittenhouse was armed with a handgun. Rittenhouse had said he was there to protect a car dealership from being vandalized and to provide medical aid and was carrying a medkit. He is standing trial in November 2021 for these acts.

    5 Recent Items: Kyle Rittenhouse

  • ROAD RAGE TRIAL: CCTV – Theodore Edgecomb Bridge Confrontation Video (No Sound)
  • L&C Daily: Investigators Examine Fireplace Where Chandler Halderson Allegedly Burned Parents’ Bodies
  • Attorney for Dominick Black Speaks About His Case
  • WI v Theodore Edgecomb Motion Hearing
  • L&C Daily: Dominick Black, Friend Of Kyle Rittenhouse, Takes Plea Deal
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.