Suspected 17-year-old white supremacist gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody this afternoon on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. This comes after two people were shot to death in what looks like a vigilante attack during the protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake.
Sheriff David Beth said one victim was shot in the head and another in the chest. The third victim’s wounds were not believed to life-threatening.
The young white man was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle. He apparently evaded street mob justice by running towards the police (with his AR-15). The police…. did nothing, leading Twitter to erupt in cries of white privilege. (Imagine an armed Black man running towards the police during a riot…) Also odd: The weird hand gesture he made as he approached (as if it was a pre-planned signal…)
LOOK AT THIS CLIP! LOOK! THEY ARE WORKING ALONGSIDE THE POLICE pic.twitter.com/BPL5clfjrc— A Friendly Dad (@AFriendlyDad) August 26, 2020
It is being reported that the shooter is a 17 year old who drove to #Kenosha from Antioch, Illinois with an AR-15 looking for trouble. He murdered 2 people and wounded a man who will lose his arm as a result.— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 26, 2020
Where is @realDonaldTrump complaining about outside agitators? pic.twitter.com/dBaF7R88zK
WATCH VIDEO!— kirk acevedo (@kirkacevedo) August 26, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse 17 years old
from Antioch, IL shoots a man in the head with an AR-15 & kills him in Kenosha. He also shot 2 more people killing 2.
Evades street justice by running toward cops with an AR-15
AND the Police just let him go!
After alleged mass shooter Kyle Rittenhouse shot several people in Kenosha, he casually walked towards police and gave them what appears to be a pre-planned hand signal. And the police didn’t lay a finger on him.— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) August 26, 2020
The police are working hand and hand with these terrorists groups pic.twitter.com/sVpqj0ax8q
Kenosha suspected white supremacist gunman Kyle Rittenhouse arrested for murder after Wisconsin cops let him flee out of state | Raw Story https://t.co/J1jT7Cvj5p via rawstory— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) August 26, 2020
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said today that he will send federal troops into Kenosha assist local law enforcement officials.
“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets,” Trump said in a tweet. The president said his office recently spoke with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who Trump said agreed to accept federal troops in the state.
“TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER,” Trump said in a second post on Twitter.