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Rittenhouse lawyers’ trial playbook: Don’t ‘crusade,’ defend

Mark Richards, defense attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, paces the courtroom before the start of the days proceedings in the Rittenhouse trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year.  (Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo via AP)

Soon after a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, defense attorney Mark Richards took a swipe at his predecessors, telling reporters that their tactics — leaning into Rittenhouse's portrayal as a rallying point for the right to carry weapons and defend oneself — were not his.

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