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The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial after being charged with intentional homicide, reckless homicide and attempted intentional reckless homicide for fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz last year.

In the days after, a video of the incident was widely circulated on social media.


What else is the left focusing on?

  • Rittenhouse fatally shot two peaceful protestors.
  • Rittenhouse came to Wisconsin from out of state, looking for trouble.
  • Rittenhouse’s attorney argued that hunting laws allowed Rittenhouse to carry a weapon.


The narrative: People are not animals and should not be hunted. Rittenhouse must be held accountable for murdering innocent people.


What else is the right focusing on?

  • A use of force expert testified that Rittenhouse was justified in shooting out of self-defense, since the men were trying to grab his gun.
  • Rittenhouse is being unfairly treated by the justice system.


The narrative: Rittenhouse’s actions were justified acts of self-defense. He is now the victim of a political trial, influenced by left-wing media and public opinion.

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Anna Tyger, Shaun Cammack, and Sofia Sedergren-Booker October 8, 2021