Coverage has been both critical and supportive of Rittenhouse's actions and used terms such as "vigilante" and "terrorist", but also "volunteer" and "maintaining peace" to describe him. , Other commentators were critical of the fact that Rittenhouse was not immediately arrested despite witnesses shouting that he was the shooter. , Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with multiple counts of homicide and unlawful possession of a firearm, while Dominick Black was arrested and charged with unlawfully supplying Rittenhouse's rifle.  On September 3, Biden and his wife Jill met with multiple members of Blake's family at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport for 90 minutes; Blake joined the meeting by phone from his hospital bed. Rittenhouse was released from jail on November 20, after his attorneys posted $2 million bail. Just before midnight Tuesday, a young male clutching a long rifle wandered around the dark streets of Kenosha in a backward baseball cap and a green T-shirt. , At least 16 gunshots from other sources can be heard during the time that Rittenhouse was on the ground. Part of my job is also to help people.  Trump made the trip, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, but he did not meet with Blake's family because, he said, they wanted legal counsel present at the meeting. "Says video shows Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two protesters in Kenosha, "was trying to get away from them" ... "fell, and then they violently attacked him.  Additional legal considerations include Wisconsin's self-defense law, which states that "you can use deadly force in self-defense if you reasonably believe it’s necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to yourself or others," and Wisconsin's statute does not include a "duty to retreat" before acting, but juries may take into consideration whether an option to retreat existed.  This led to other boycotts from other American sports leagues, including the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Soccer (MLS).  While awaiting extradition Rittenhouse is being held in a juvenile facility in Illinois. The statement attacked Miskinis for blaming the victims in the shooting, when he said that the violence was the result of the “persons” involved violating curfew. Kenosha protesters defy another curfew in third night of protests after Jacob Blake's shooting 3:32 a.m. Black made his first court appearance on November 9 in Kenosha County Circuit Court, where bond was set at $2,500. , Officers attempted to subdue Blake, and two officers used tasers on him. Updated On : 11:40 PST, Aug 26, 2020. , Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said "these shots pierce the soul of our nation" and called for an "immediate, full, and transparent investigation". This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 06:49. , According to a witness, Blake pulled his car up near "six or seven women shouting at each other on the sidewalk" and "Blake did not say anything to the women".  Officers were also informed by the dispatcher that there was a "wanted" alert for someone at the address, indicated by police code 10-99. Copy to Clipboard.  Police urged 24-hour businesses to consider closing because of numerous calls about armed robberies and shots being fired, and the Wisconsin National Guard was deployed to maintain public safety.  When asked at a press conference why Rittenhouse was not stopped, Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said, "In situations that are high-stress, you have such incredible tunnel vision" and implied officers may not have realized he had been involved in the shooting. 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Up to 200 members were to be deployed. " Sabatini was widely criticized by political opponents for the tweet with some urging him to resign.  Rittenhouse's attorneys claim he acted in self-defense upon hearing firearm discharge and in response to the numerous physical confrontations by protesters. , On August 25, two protesters were killed and a third seriously wounded; A 17-year-old male was arrested the next day and charged with first-degree intentional homicide.  On August 29, 2020, the legal team for Rittenhouse released a statement asserting that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and was wrongly arrested. 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On August 24, the protesters set fires and looted businesses for a second night.  His release came over the objections of family members and lawyers for two of the men he shot, who had asked for higher bail and expressed concerns that Rittenhouse may flee, which his lawyers assured would not occur. He said he did not know if Rittenhouse had been part of the group, but the possibility of an incident occurring was why he had refused the request. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Sunday and was captured from across the street on the video posted online. , President Donald Trump called the family, but Blake's mother Julia Black later apologized for missing the call, while Blake's father said Trump had not tried to reach out. " In public comments, Trump showed some support for the contention that Rittenhouse was legitimately acting in self-defense.  His father announced on August 25 that Blake was paralyzed from the waist down and that doctors do not yet know if it would be permanent. 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