Kyle Rittenhouse trial begins with starkly different portraits of teenager who killed 2 protesters in Kenosha

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Chicago Tribune

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial began Tuesday with dueling portraits of a shooter whose case has come to embody the country’s deep political divide. In contradicting opening statements, the prosecution painted Rittenhouse as a “chaos tourist” who arrived in Kenosha amid protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake to impose his own sense of justice. The defense, in response, portrayed him as a selfless, if naive, teenager who was forced to stop people from taking his gun and using it against him. “We have two very different outlooks on the events,” defense attorney Mark Ric…

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