(TheRedWire.com) – In August 2020, riots overtook Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kyle Rittenhouse, then 17, was in the middle of it on the evening of August 25 and killed two rioters and shot another. The alleged killer and his attorneys argued his actions were in self-defense during his trial. The jurors ultimately agreed and acquitted Rittenhouse. While some in the media tried to make the case he shouldn’t have been there in the first place, his mere presence in Kenosho wasn’t illegal. Still, given the tragedy, harassment, and physical, intellectual, and emotional anguish he’s endured, the experience might have the young man questioning his choices after the fact.
"Hindsight being 20/20, probably not the best idea to go down there," Kyle Rittenhouse said while reflecting on going to Kenosha during the riots of August 2020.
"Can’t change that, but I defended myself and that’s what happened." https://t.co/LlKZh08GRK
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 7, 2021
On Monday, December 6, Rittenhouse told The Blaze that in retrospect, it was probably not a good idea to go to Kenosha. He suggested if he had a do-over, he would stay home. Unfortunately, that’s not how life works, and the young man stated he understood he couldn’t change history. Yet, Rittenhouse seems to understand he does control what he learns from his past experience.
Despite his choice to be in Kenosha during the riot, Rittenhouse said the case wasn’t about anything other than self-defense. He added his belief that everyone has a right to defend their family, property, and life when it comes down to it regardless of the situation.
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