Kyle Rittenhouse became a star of a fringe of the American right.
Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted after killing two people on the sidelines of anti-racism protests in 2020, started a video game to fund libel suits he wants to bring against left-leaning media.
Basic graphics game involves playing as Kyle Rittenhouse and slaughtering turkeys labeled fake news.
In August 2020, then aged 17, the teenager equipped himself with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and joined armed groups who came to protect businesses during a demonstration against police brutality and racism in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In confused circumstances, he had opened fire, killing two men and wounding a third.
In November, he pleaded self-defense and was acquitted, becoming a hero to the eyes of some right-wing circles. Conversely, for the American left, he embodies the excesses of the right to self-defense.
From the start, I did nothing wrong, but that didn't stop the media from tarnishing my name. It's time to fight the fake news machine, he says in a video on his Twitter account.
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In the comments, he also welcomes the decision taken on Thursday by the American Supreme Court, which enshrines the right to bear arms outside the home.
The second amendment [of the US Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms, Ed] saved my life. Everyone has the right to protect themselves, he said.
Thank you Donald Trump for appointing these judges, Donald Trump Jr. posted in comments about his father, the former Republican president.
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The Supreme Court, whose majority of justices are conservative, has struck down gun restrictions under a New York state law even as America makes faced with a surge in crime in major cities and a horrific series of killings.
That a teenager could shoot three people, […] killing two without any criminal consequences is a miscarriage of justice, said Shannon Watts, the founder of the group Moms Demand Action, in November. America that the NRA created, she added, in reference to the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, which campaigns for an unlimited right to bear arms.
In May, three young men based in Stockholm launched a video game called Acquitted on the Steam platform, where the central character – Kyle Rittenhouse – shoots zombies who are supposed to resp to present the crowd of morons excited by the media.