Kyle Rittenhouse released from jail after posting $2 million bond

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 21, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse, the Antioch teen accused of killing two men and wounding another during violent demonstrations this summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, told The Washington Post he has no regrets about arming himself with an assault-style rifle and wading into the chaotic protests.

They reveal what Rittenhouse told them happened that night in august.

Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly killed Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"I got my $1,200 from the coronavirus IL unemployment because I was on furlough from YMCA", he told the Post. He received his first unemployment check and told reporters at the publication through a cell phone he thought to himself, "oh I'll use this to buy it".

Family friend Dominick Black bought the gun for Rittenhouse in the spring of 2020, the Post reported, citing Rittenhouse and statements Black gave police.

"I feel I had to protect myself", said Rittenhouse, an IL resident who went to Kenosha, Wisconsin amid tense, often raucous protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man.

Kyle Rittenhouse 17 of Antioch
Kyle Rittenhouse 17 of Antioch

He faces multiple charges, including intentional homicide, reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm. She told a similar story, that Rittenhouse said: "he had to shoot".

"He said with a skateboard and then pieces of wood", Black said of the people. He is due back in court on December 3 for a preliminary hearing.

"It made me feel like I was making a positive impact on the community", he said.

Right-wing groups have backed Rittenhouse, saying he acted in self-defense and sought to protect Kenosha and its businesses during rioting. A court commissioner decided Thursday that there was sufficient evidence for the case to proceed and Black will stand trial. Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have painted Rittenhouse as a trigger-happy white supremacist.

Black, the 19-year-old who bought the gun for Rittenhouse, is charged in Kenosha County Circuit Court with two counts of intentionally providing a risky weapon to a minor, resulting in death.

Black's attorney, Robert Keller, argued for the charges to be dismissed or at least reduced to a single count, a motion Keating denied.

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