Kyle Rittenhouse broke down in tears as he was cleared of all charges.
Rittenhouse was found not guilty of killing two men at protests in Wisconsin.
Here’s the jury verdict in the Rittenhouse trial. pic.twitter.com/4kAELPqm5i
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 19, 2021
Bruce Schroeder had earlier thrown out a misdemeanor weapons possessions charge against the 18-year-old.
The Judge dismissed the count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. The shorter barrel size of the rifle the teenager carried meant he did not violate the law, according to the judge.
“If the barrel length is less than 16in or an overall length less than 27in, then I’ll deny either motion. If it does not need those specifications then this was defense. Motion will be granted.”
the Wisconsin Governor has called up hundreds of National Guard troops ahead of the verdict.
Tony Evers has called for 500 troops to add to the hundreds of police officers, and says the decision was necessary to “ensure public safety”.
In a statement he said:
“The Kenosha community has been strong, resilient, and has come together through incredibly difficult times these past two years, and that healing is still ongoing,”
“I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully.”