Kenosha Shooter’s Mother Tries to Deflect Blame from Her Son

The mother of an Illinois 17-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of two men during a protest in Wisconsin said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.

  • Published 10 November 2020
Wendy Rittenhouse poses for a portrait on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in a Chicago suburb. Rittenhouse, the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged in the fatal shooting of two men protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor. “The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him," she said. “The police should have been involved with these people that lost their businesses. They should have stepped up." (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
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ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — The mother of an Illinois 17-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of two men during a protest in Wisconsin said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor. Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, is also charged in the wounding of a third person Aug. 25 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the demonstration…

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