Young American Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted after killing two people on the sidelines of anti-racism protests in 2020, launched a video game to fund defamation lawsuits he wants to bring against media outlets in left.
Basic graphics game involves playing as Kyle Rittenhouse and slaughtering turkeys labeled as “fake news”.
In August 2020, then aged 17, the teenager had equipped himself with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and had joined armed groups who had come to “protect” businesses during a demonstration against police violence and the racism in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In confused circumstances, he had opened fire, killing two men and wounding a third.
In November he pleaded self-defense and was acquitted, becoming a hero in some quarters. right. Conversely, for the American left, he embodies the excesses of the right to self-defense.
“From the start I had done nothing wrong, but that did not prevent the media to taint my name. It's time to fight against the + fake news + machine, ”he says in a video on his Twitter account.
In the comments, he also welcomes the decision taken on Thursday by the American Supreme Court, which enshrines the right to bear arms outside the home.
“The second amendment (of the American constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms, editor's note) saved my life. Everyone has the right to protect themselves,” he said.
“Thank you” to Donald Trump for the judges he has appointed, also welcomes in the comments Donald Trump Jr., the son of the former Republican president.
The Supreme Court, whose majority judges are conservative, struck down 'restrictions' on carrying guns under a New York state law, even as America faces a spike in big-city crime and a frightening series of killings.
“That a teenager can (…) shoot three people, killing two, without any criminal consequences is a denial of justice”, estimated in November Shannon Watts, the founder of the group Moms Demand Action. “It's also the America that the NRA created,” she added, referring to the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, which campaigns for unlimited gun rights.
< p>In May, three young men based in Stockholm launched a video game called “Acquitted” on the Steam platform, where the central character — Kyle Rittenhouse — shoots zombies that are supposed to represent “the crowd of excited morons by the media”.