‘Not surprised at all’: Athletes react to Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict
Teenager Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday of all charges for shooting and killing two men and wounding another during protests against police brutality last year in Kenosha, Wis.
Rittenhouse faced charges including intentional homicide and reckless endangerment. He was 17 when he traveled to the protests from his Illinois home and brought an AR-15 rifle with him.
The case has amplified the national debate over vigilantism and law and order. Many on the right have embraced Rittenhouse as a symbol of heroism, while others on the left have characterized him as having provoked violence.
Here are some reactions from the sports world:
Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty of all charges in the killing of two people during a protest last year in Kenosha, Wis.
Times staff writer Kurtis Lee contributed to this report.
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