A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that a civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse can proceed to the next phase.
The announcement follows Rittenhouse's recent acquittal for last year's shooting in Kenosha, Wis. The company is also lifting restrictions that blocked his name in certain search results.
As a teenager in 2018, Chrystul Kizer shot and killed the man who sexually assaulted and trafficked her. Advocates say given the Rittenhouse verdict, a self-defense argument should work in her favor.
Monday on Political Rewind: Self-defense was a key argument in the pursuit of acquittal in Kenosha, Wisc., in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Meanwhile in Georgia, defense lawyers in the trial of Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan" also claimed self-defense as closing arguments unfolded on Monday.
On Aug. 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.
Activists opposed to the jury's acquittal gathered in several cities across the country, including Chicago, New York and Oakland. Authorities in Portland declared a riot.
Psychology experts say like any jury, the 12 men and women tasked with deciding the Kyle Rittenhouse case come into the courtroom with their own biases that affect how they view evidence.
Several legal experts say putting Rittenhouse on the stand was effective for the defense and agree that prosecutors have struggled at times to make their case. Closing arguments are expected Monday.
Legal experts say the jury's verdict could come down to how well the prosecution made its central argument that Rittenhouse was the aggressor and not just acting in self-defense, as he claims.
Nearly three hours of testimony came from a video producer for a right-wing news site who filmed Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Prosecutors also called two men who wanted to "protect" businesses.
Rittenhouse faces multiple felony charges of homicide and recklessly endangering the safety of others, along with one misdemeanor count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor.
The lawsuit alleges that authorities in Kenosha not only knew that armed vigilantes planned to patrol the protest attended by Black Lives Matter supporters, but also encouraged their participation.
The request to postpone came from prosecutors and defense lawyers looking for more time to build their cases. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two men and wounding another.
Prosecutors asked the judge last week to issue a new warrant and raise Rittenhouse's bail by $200,000, arguing that he violated conditions of his release by not alerting them to his change of address.
The suspect is accused of shooting three protesters in Kenosha, Wis., during unrest in the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Two of his alleged victims were killed.