Kenosha activists call for peace and justice ahead of Kyle Rittenhouse trial

Jury selection for Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial begins Monday. Other members of the Rittenhouse coverage community told WISN 12 that tensions and anxiety are high as the trial approaches. executive director of Kenosha Leaders. “Either way, we want everyone to stay peaceful because it’s about getting justice for two young men. Rittenhouse shot dead three men in August 2020 during unrest in Kenosha. Gaige Grosskreutz survived, but Rittenhouse killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse claims he shot the men in self-defense. “It’s without debate, Judge, these three people were suing Kyle Rittenhouse,” a defense attorney said at the final court hearing. Now a jury will examine the images and testimonials to decide. Leaders of the Kenosha group told WISN 12 that they believe justice will only be served if Rittenhouse is convicted of murder. However, they said security is a number one concern and a priority for the next week. “No one deserves to go to a rally and not come home at night,” said Justin Blake, Jacob Blake’s uncle. “It doesn’t mean much to your family if you don’t come home. The August unrest in Kenosha was in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake. “We have to accept the possibility that due to all of these factors there is a chance that justice will not be fully served,” said Hannah Gittings, Huber partner. “But what we need to remember is that our strength is in our numbers and our connection. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said there would be an increase in police presence and security around the neck during the trial. “Our responsibility to public safety is of the utmost importance,” Sheriff David Beth said in a statement. “These measures are intended to ensure the safety of the public who have legal affairs in and around the courthouse campus as well as Civic Center employees while maintaining the integrity of the trial.”

Jury selection for Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial begins Monday.

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Community members told WISN 12 that tensions and anxiety were high as the trial approached.

“I think people are a little worried about how this is all going to play out,” said Tanya McLean, executive director of Leaders of Kenosha. “Either way, we want everyone to stay peaceful because it’s about getting justice for two young men. “

Rittenhouse shot dead three men in August 2020 during unrest in Kenosha.

Gaige Grosskreutz survived,

But Rittenhouse killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum.

Rittenhouse claims he shot the men in self-defense.

“It’s without debate, Judge, these three people were suing Kyle Rittenhouse,” a defense attorney said at the final court hearing.

Now a jury will examine the images and testimony to decide.

Leaders of the Kenosha Group told WISN 12 that they believe justice will only be served if Rittenhouse is convicted of murder.

However, they said safety was a concern and a number one priority until next week.

“No one deserves to go to a rally and not come home at night,” said Justin Blake, Jacob Blake’s uncle. “It doesn’t mean much to your family if you don’t come home.”

The August unrest in Kenosha was in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake.

“We have to accept the possibility that due to all of these factors there is a chance that justice will not be fully served,” said Hannah Gittings, Huber’s partner. “But what we need to remember is that our strength is in our numbers and our connection.”

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said there would be increased police presence and security around the courthouse during the trial.

“Our responsibility to public safety is of the utmost importance,” Sheriff David Beth said in a statement. “These measures are intended to ensure the safety of the public who have legal affairs in and around the courthouse campus as well as Civic Center employees while maintaining the integrity of the trial.”

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