Was the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Inevitable?
And why Kenosha didn’t erupt after the verdict.
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Last August, then-17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse and fatally shot two people and wounded another with a semi-automatic rifle during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.* Rittenhouse’s lawyers leaned heavily on the teenager’s right to defend himself. In Wisconsin, that means the prosecution had to disprove self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt. Was it inevitable that Rittenhouse would walk free? And how did the community react when he did?
Guest: Stacy St. Clair, reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz and Carmel Delshad.
Correction, Nov. 23, 2021: This page originally misstated that Rittenhouse crossed state lines with a semi-automatic rifle. He came into possession of the rifle once he was already in Wisconsin.