by The Chicago Times Staff
November 19, 2021
KENOSHA, WI — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all counts after pleading self-defense in the tragic Kenosha, Wisconsin, killings that sparked a national debate over weapons, vigilantism, and racial injustice.
If Rittenhouse, 18, was found guilty of the most serious accusation against him, he could have received life in jail. He was charged with homicide, attempted homicide, and endangering safety after killing two men and injuring a third with an AR-style semi-automatic weapon.