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Kyle Rittenhouse, Who Killed Two Protesters, Released on $2 Million Bail

HeadlineNov 23, 2020

In Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old who is charged with homicide for fatally shooting two protesters in August — was released from custody Friday after posting $2 million in bail, which he raised online. The killings occurred during Black Lives Matter protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Does anyone believe Rittenhouse would be released if he were Muslim & did the same thing in a [different] context? For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist,’ this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems. Law and disorder.”

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