America braced for more turmoil as teenage gunman walks free
The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot dead two protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally in Wisconsin last year, has emboldened the American far right and led to fears that more shootings at such events are now inevitable
"Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty, my friends. You have a right to defend yourself. Be armed, be dangerous, be moral."
So said Madison Cawthorn, a Republican congressman from North Carolina, in an Instagram video posted shortly after 18-year-old Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges related to his shooting dead of two unarmed men, and the wounding of a third, during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha in Wisconsin last year.
As Republicans and the far...
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