4 takeaways from the first week of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial

Posted on AllSides November 7th, 2021
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Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool

The first week of testimony has come to a close in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old charged with homicide after he shot and killed two protesters at a demonstration in Kenosha, Wis., in August 2020.

The protests in Kenosha began after police shot Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, on Aug. 23, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Multiple nights of unrest followed, with rioters destroying police cars and burning and damaging businesses.

On Aug. 25, ahead of the third night of protests, Rittenhouse, then 17, drove...

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