Kyle Rittenhouse Shouldn’t be Charged with Murder

Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old has been charged with murder along with other charges


Kyle Rittenhouse

A photo of Rittenhouse, posing with an AR-15 style rifle, taken off of his Tik Tok before his account was removed.

Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, IL, was charged with murder and five other charges relating to the killings of two rioters in Kenosha, Wi. Rittenhouse shot two protestors in Kenosha, Wi last week after they had attacked him with a skateboard and threw rocks at him.


Rittenhouse should not be charged with murder, as he acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse should be charged with unlawful carry of a firearm, not murder. He at 17, should not be in possession of a firearm. 


All of the rioters he shot, were ones that assaulted him. In the video, it clearly shows the rioters attempting to assault Rittenhouse, throwing objects at him, chasing him, and trying to assault him while he was on the ground. As Rittenhouse was running away, he tripped and fell, that’s when the BLM rioters took the chance to assault him. 


One of those rioters shot had a pistol on him, pulled out. Before the video started, Rittenhouse put out a fire that the BLM members had started in a dumpster and were attempting to push it into a police car.


After the shooting, Rittenhouse turned himself in to the police in his hometown of Antioch, Ill., 30 minutes away from Kenosha. The fact that he turned himself in, shows that he was acting in clear self-defense. Would a murderer willingly turn himself into the police? 


There has been significant donations to Rittenhouse and his family, to help with the legal fees and his defense. $368,717 has been raised for Rittenhouse’s family so far, and more donations are coming in by the minute.


Rittenhouse’s attorney, L. Lin Wood, argues that Rittenhouse was justified in his self-defense case. “Kyle did nothing wrong,” said Wood. “He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.”


Rittenhouse was seen the day before cleaning graffiti off of walls and was a self-proclaimed “Blue Lives Matter,” and police supporter. Two hours before the shooting, he was interviewed at the gas station. He claimed that protecting the gas station was his job. Doesn’t protecting a local business at seem admirable?