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Angry students at Arizona State University are demanding that "blood-thirsty murderer" Kyle Rittenhouse be kicked off campus.

Rittenhouse, 18, was found not guilty on all counts during his murder trial earlier this month. He was accused of killing two white men and wounding a third at a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

Student groups discovered Rittenhouse was a fellow student after he testified that he was enrolled at ASU.

Despite the fact that he was found innocent, an alliance of student groups plan to hold a rally and protest on Dec. 1. They are calling on ASU administration to remove Rittenhouse.

So far, Rittenhouse hasn't withdrawn from the school. ASU officials confirmed he is taking online classes.

A letter promoting the rally and protest reads:

"Even with a not-guilty verdict from a flawed "justice" system - Kyle Rittenhouse is still guilty to his victims and the families of those victims.

"Join us to demand from ASU that those demands be met to protect students from a violent blood-thirsty murderer."

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The prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial claims the teenager lost his right to self-defense because he carried a gun.

State prosecutor Thomas Binger told the jury:

"You lose the right to self-defense when you're the one who brought the gun... When you're the one creating the danger. When you're the one provoking other people."

Rittenhouse is on trial for killing two armed Antifa activists who charged at him during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020.

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Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, carried a borrowed AR-15 rifle while protecting a car dealership during the riots.

Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed the jury to consider lesser charges during closing arguments on Monday. However, he dismissed the charge that the teen was unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Wisconsin law states that anyone under 18 who carries a dangerous weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Rittenhouse faces 5 additional charges, including intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety.

Closing arguments are still underway at this hour.

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In a surprising turn of events on Friday, prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial admitted "a reasonable jury" could acquit the teenager.

Rittenhouse faces six counts, including First Degree Intentional Homicide, in the shooting deaths of two Antifa protesters who attacked him during the Jacob Blake riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer.

Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the jury on Thursday and told them closing arguments would begin Monday.

However, on Friday, the prosecution admitted the 18-year-old could be acquitted of first-degree intentional homicide.

Assistant District Attorney James Kraus asked Judge Schroder to allow the jury to consider "a multitude of lesser charges," including second-degree manslaughter during closing arguments on Monday.

Second-degree manslaughter (reckless homicide) carries less weight than first-degree intentional homicide.

Krause admitted the state has no confidence that the jury would convict the baby-faced teenager.

Krause said a "reasonable jury or juror" could find Rittenhouse not guilty because he acted in self-defense.

Prosecutors hope the judge will grant their request so Rittenhouse could get some prison time if convicted on the lesser charges.

Judge Schroeder will announce his decision on Monday.

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Rittenhouse took the stand on Wednesday and broke down in tears as he described an angry mob chasing him.

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, said he was forced to use a borrowed AR-15 to defend himself.

"I didn't do anything wrong, I was defending myself," he cried.

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The prosecution in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial lost several key pre-trial motions in a Kenosha County courthouse this week.

The Illinois teenager is on trial for killing two armed men in self defense during protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.

Then-17-year-old Rittenhouse, who was armed with a powerful AR-15 style rifle, shot several Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters who charged at him with weapons in their hands. Two of the men died from their injuries.

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One photo taken that night shows Rittenhouse hold his fire when a Black male kicked him in the head. The teenager didn't shoot the male because he wasn't armed.

Prosecutors tried to sway the judge by referring to the rioters as "victims".

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However, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder reiterated his longstanding decision not to allow the word "victim" to be used in his criminal trials until there is a conviction.

The judge said the word "victim" is "loaded" with prejudgment.

The prosecutor argued that the judge is allowing the defense to use words such as "rioters," "looters" and "arsonists" during the trial.

However, the judge stood firm, saying those words are not more loaded than the word "victim."

Rittenhouse was freed on $2 million bond while awaiting trial.
 

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Renowned attorney Benjamin Crump issued a statement on Kenosha District Attorney Michal Gravely's decision not to file charges against Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer who shot a Black man 7 times in the back.

Jacob Blake, 29, was shot in August when Kenosha police officers attempted to detain him on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault and a sex crime.

Sheskey opened fire when Blake opened his driver-side door and reached inside the vehicle. Blake is paralyzed from the waist down.

"We are immensely disappointed in Kenosha District Attorney Michael Gravely's decision not to charge the officers involved in this horrific shooting," Crump said Tuesday.

"We feel this decision failed not only Jacob and his family, but the community that protested and demanded justice."

Gravely pleaded with residents to remain peaceful in light of his decision.

"Rather than burning things down, can moments of tragedy like this be an opportunity to build things?" he asked.

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Jacob's shooting sparked protests, riots and looting last year. Teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, who is charged with killing two Antifa protesters, pleaded not guilty to all charges at a hearing on Tuesday.

Rittenhouse is currently freed on $2 million bond. A march trial date has been set, but his lawyer said the date is unrealistic.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin was released on bond Friday.

Rittenhouse, who was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, posted $2 million bond -- mostly donations raised through crowdfunding websites.

He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 pm, Kenosha county sheriff's Sgt David Wright told reporters.

The teenager is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during violent Jacob Blake protests on August 25.

Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, told police he was attacked by the protesters. At least one protester was armed with a gun.

Conservatives praised Rittenhouse as a hero who was exercising his right to bear arms during the unrest in Kenosha.

His initial bail amount was $1 million, but an Illinois judge increased the amount to $2 million after Rittenouse's supporters quickly raised the $1 million to pay his bail.

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President Donald Trump criticized the "highly political" National Basketball Association and mocked the NBA's low television ratings in a tweet on Tuesday.

Trump said the ratings are low because sports fans are tired of millionaire athletes mixing politics with sports.

"People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won't be coming back. I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!"

NBA players boycotted 2 games to protest the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

But their anti-racism protests have rubbed sports fans the wrong way. According to The Athletic, network television ratings for the playoffs plunged 45% and 20% on ESPN.

Trump tweeted that he was heading to Kenosha Tuesday morning, where he plans to meet with Jacob Blake's family members, according to the White House.

Blake, 29, was shot 7 times in the back by a Kenosha police officer, and is paralyzed from the waist down.

Twitter suspended the account of a woman who said she was the aunt of Blake's girlfriend.

"Soph" tweeted: "Jacob raped my niece. The cops were called because he came back to her house, took her keys, and he's not supposed to be there."

When a Twitter user noted Blake should not have been shot in the back 7 times, Soph responded, "Should have been 50 times for what he did to my niece. but hopefully he survives so we can put him in jail."

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Liberals claimed her tweets were fake. But she later confirmed she wrote the tweets.

Twitter users dragged Trump for his divisive tweets during ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in Democratic cities around the country.

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Kim Kardashian continues her criminal justice advocacy by demanding "sensible moderate" police reform in the United States.

While the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star's estranged husband Kanye West is running for President from his ranch in Wyoming, the reality star, who is raising two sons on her own in Calabasas, is urging her followers to vote yes for police reform on California Senate Bill 731.

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The 39-year-old tweeted: "Right now it's ok if a police officer in California breaks the law while on the job. They cannot be sued for breaking the law. Please vote YES on #SB731 for sensible moderate police reform."

She added. "This will just make police officers accountable if they break the law. Please we are calling for your leadership, @AssemblyDems and @Rendon63rd. #YesOnSB731."

The tweet comes days after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, four times in the back as he leaned into his SUV. He is paralyzed from the waist down and may never walk again.

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Kim recently reached a critical point in her marriage to Kanye, after he revealed sensitive private details of their marriage at a campaign rally last month in South Carolina. Kanye told attendees the couple had planned to abort eldest child North West while also ranting about legendary civil rights figure Harriet Tubman.

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Kanye's campaign has been plagued with setbacks as he failed to get on the ballot in a majority of states, including his adoptive home of Wyoming as well as his native Illinois, and the key swing state of Wisconsin. He also missed filing deadlines or was rejected in states including California, Florida and Pennsylvania.

The "Gold Digger" rapper is suing Ohio's elections chief after he was denied a spot on the state's ballot.

Kim has asked for sympathy for his worrisome behavior, which she attributes to his battle with bipolar disorder.

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The father of Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot 7 times in the back by a Wisconsin cop, said his son was handcuffed to a hospital bed when he went to visit him on Wednesday.

Jacob Blake, Sr. said he was "heartbroken" to see his son laying there handcuffed to the bed.

"I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed," said the elder Blake, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "He can't go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?"

Blake is paralyzed from the waist down, his father said. He is in police custody in the hospital where he is recovering from surgery earlier this week.

A spokesperson with the Froedtert Hospital, where Blake is recovering, deferred a reporter's questions to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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Blake, 29, was shot multiple times in the back and arm on Sunday, when Kenosha police officers attempted to detain him on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault and a sex crime.

Officers were called to the scene by Blake's girlfriend, who said he wasn't supposed to be there, according to the state Justice Dpartment.

Officers used a Taser on him, the state agency said in a news release Thursday, who added Blake was shot when he opened his driver-side door and leaned inside the vehicle.

Police recovered a knife from the driver-side floorboard of his SUV after the shooting. The state agency said Blake admitted having a knife in his possession.

The Kenosha officer who shot Blake was identified as Rusten Sheskey, who has been with the department for seven years.

Sheskey and another officer have been placed on paid administrative leave, authorities said.

Blake, Sr. said Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, reached out to the family.

When a reporter asked Evers if he was concerned about Blake's restraints, he responded, "Hell, yes! I would have no personal understanding why that would be necessary. I can't imagine why that's happening and I would hope that we would be able to find a better way to have him get better and recover."

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted Thursday that he spoke with Blake Sr. about his son.

"His first question after he woke up was, "Daddy, why did they shoot me so many times?" Yang tweeted. "He wept to his father. He has restraints on even though he can't move his legs."

"His father actually used the words 'chains.' He said my son is chained up," Yang told CNN's Erin Burnett.

Yang tweeted: "When asked what message I could share on his family's behalf, #JacobBlake Sr. said to me, 'Tell them my son is a human being.'"

The shooting sparked 3 nights of violent protests in Kenosha, where 2 people were killed and another wounded after video footage shows they attacked 17-year-old Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse, who was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle.

Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

Wisconsin is an open carry state, but Rittenhouse is a year under the legal age limit to open carry a firearm.

An Antioch, Illinois judge ordered Rittenhouse held without bail at a juvenile detention facility pending a hearing on Friday to determine whether he will be extradited to Kenosha County.

Famed Atlanta attorney Lin Wood offered to represent Rittenhouse for free after GoFundMe deleted a page launched by his father to pay his legal expenses.

Authorities say Wednesday night was peaceful in Kenosha, where a 7 p.m. curfew is in effect.

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Herschel Walker's son Christian Walker said the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin was another incident of a "crazy violent criminal" getting shot by police.

Blake, who is Black, was shot by a white police officer who was attempting to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault and sex crimes against two minor girls.

Blake, 29, survived his injuries but he was paralyzed from the waist down and he will wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.

In a video posted to Twitter on Monday, Christian said the shooting was another incident of a criminal refusing to follow directions from police officers and getting consequences for it.

"Jacob Blake, oh yeah he was a felon sexual assaulter, he was a domestic abuser and had given cops trouble in the past. There was a warrant out for his arrest," Christian said.
 

Christian made the statement after his famous NFL legend dad spoke at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

Christian urged police to "show us the body cam" video to prevent Black Lives Matter protesters from "pulling another George Floyd with us".

Floyd is a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.

In related news, former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher slammed NBA players for boycotting their playoff games to protest Blake's shooting.

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Urlacher compared the NBA's protest to the time former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre played the day his dad died.

"Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity," he wrote on his Instagram Story. "NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police."

Wisconsin State Attorney General Josh Kaul told reporters this week that Blake admitted he had a knife on him when officers arrived to serve a warrant for his arrest on sex crime charges involving two teenage girls.

Police found a knife on the floorboard of his SUV after the shooting.

"In the vehicle he did not have a weapon," said criminal attorney Patrick Salvi Jr. on Wednesday. "I can't speak directly to what he owned, but what I can say is his three children were in the car and that was in the front of his mind. That is the most important thing to him in his life: his family and his children."

A GoFundMe page raised $2 million for Blake's medical expenses.