Facebook skips due process, declares Kyle Rittenhouse mass murderer

Facebook skips due process, declares Kyle Rittenhouse mass murderer
Kyle Rittenhouse (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – Someone didn’t learn a lesson from the Nick Sandmann episode.]

The Kyle Rittenhouse case is indeed a curious and contentious one. The 17-year-old is charged with two counts of homicide after a shooting during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The first reports focused on the fact that he’d driven up from Illinois and had numerous pro-police and pro-Trump posts on his social media accounts, which seemed to cement in place a narrative about a far-right mass shooter who’d traveled to Kenosha for blood.

What came out in the days following the shooting made the narrative a bit more complex.

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Video compiled by The New York Times’ visual investigations team (WARNING: graphic link) shows Rittenhouse was being chased at the time of the shooting and that a gun was fired into the air from behind him. One individual seems to have lunged at him, prompting him to fire.

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