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Teen accused of killing 2 thrust into debate over protests

Police Shooting Wisconsin
Police Shooting Wisconsin
APTOPIX Police Shooting Wisconsin
APTOPIX Police Shooting Wisconsin
APTOPIX Police Shooting Wisconsin
Police Shooting Wisconsin
Police Shooting Wisconsin
Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 21:49:51-04

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — A white 17-year-old who says he went to protests in Wisconsin to protect businesses and people has become a flashpoint in a debate over anti-racism demonstrations that have gripped many American cities and vigilantism that has sometimes met them. Kyle Rittenhouse grabbed an AR-15 style rifle on Tuesday and joined several other armed people seeking to protect the streets of Kenosha following a police shooting that left Jacob Blake, a Black man, paralyzed. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and severely wounded a third that night. At a hearing Friday, a judge postponed a decision on whether Rittenhouse should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges. His attorney says he acted in self-defense.