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USA: Teen who killed two anti-racism protesters launches video game

PublishedJune 24, 2022, 12:54

Slaughter turkeys that say “fake news”. It was this idea that “sprouted” in the mind of Kyle Rittenhouse in order to finance his lawsuits against the leftist media.

In August 2020, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two anti-racism protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was acquitted after pleading in self-defence.

AFP

Young American Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted after killing two people on the sidelines of anti-racism protests in 2020, has launched a video game to fund libel lawsuits he wants to file against left-wing media. A graphically simple game involves you and a turkey slaughterhouse labeled “fake news”.

In August 2020, at the age of 17, the teenager armed himself with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and joined armed groups who came to “defend” businesses during a demonstration against police violence and racism in Kenosha, Wisconsin. . In confused circumstances, he opened fire, killing two people and wounding a third.

In November, he pleaded self-defense and was acquitted, becoming a hero in some right-wing circles. Conversely, for the American Left, it embodies the extremes of the right to self-defence. “From the beginning, I didn’t do anything wrong, but that didn’t stop the media from tarnishing my name. It’s time to fight the “fake news” machine, he says in a video on his Twitter account.

“The Second Amendment Saved My Life”

In the comments, he also applauds the US Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that upholds the right to carry guns outside the home. “The Second Amendment to the American Constitution (Guarantees the right to bear arms – ed.) Saved my life. Everyone has the right to defend themselves,” he said.

The Supreme Court, with a majority of conservative judges, has overturned “restrictions” on carrying guns under New York state law, even as America faces a surge in major city crime and a horrific murder spree. “That a teenager can shoot three people while killing two without any criminal consequences is a denial of justice,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said in November. “This is also America that the NRA created,” she added, referring to the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, which advocates unlimited gun rights.

In May, three young people from Stockholm launched a video game called “Acquitted” on Steam, in which the main character, Kyle Rittenhouse, shoots zombies, allegedly representing “a crowd of excited morons in the media.”

(AFP)

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