• Eugene Puryear

Rittenhouse Trial: Police Complicity and The Legitimizing of Vigilante Violence



Last year Kyle Rittenhouse gunned down three anti-racist protesters with a military-style assault rifle having travelled across state lines to confront a Wisconsin BLM demonstration. New details suggest police complicity in the confrontations. As the country watches his murder trial play out, it is becoming increasingly clear that Rittenhouse has become a hero for the far-right and his case is being used as a bellwether to justify the malicious killings of progressive activists as a form of ‘self defense.’