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Rittenhouse juror dismissed after joke about Blake shooting

A juror in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial was dismissed Thursday after a court-security officer reported that the man had told a joke about the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which set off protests in the Wisconsin city where Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three people.

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Detective: Rittenhouse shouted ‘Friendly!’ to pursuer

Kyle Rittenhouse shouted "Friendly! Friendly! Friendly!" as he was being chased by a man he eventually shot to death during street protests against racial injustice, a police detective testified — in a confrontation the defense portrayed as "the classic ambush."

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Witness: Rittenhouse said people ‘were trying to hurt him’

A friend of Kyle Rittenhouse testified that the Illinois teen was "freaking out" and "really scared" in the moments after he shot three people during street protests against racial justice, and that Rittenhouse told him he had to do it because "people were trying to hurt him."

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Judge sets final ground rules for Rittenhouse trial evidence

A Wisconsin judge laid out the final ground rules Monday on what evidence will be allowed when Kyle Rittenhouse goes on trial next week for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality, ruling he'll permit testimony from the defense's use-of-force expert and on how police welcomed Rittenhouse and others carrying guns during the demonstration.

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Lawsuit over Kenosha shootings: Police enabled armed militia

A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration.

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Rittenhouse attorney wants to show victim was sex offender

Kyle Rittenhouse's attorney wants a judge to allow him to argue that one of the men his client fatally shot during a Wisconsin protest was a sex offender, saying the contention supports the defense's idea that he attacked Rittenhouse and intended to take his gun because he couldn't legally possess one.

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Activist charged with felony stemming from Kenosha protests

An activist who participated in protests following the August police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha was charged Friday with a felony for allegedly kicking in a door at the Kenosha Public Safety Building and saying he wanted to break an officer's fingers.

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Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot

A Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests over the summer and leaving him partially paralyzed, said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he was prepared to surrender just before the officer opened fire.

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Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives posted $2 million in bail on Friday and was released from custody. Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during ...

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