17-Year-Old in Wisconsin Charged with Murder in Kenosha Shooting That Left Two Rioters Dead, One Injured

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ABOVE VIDEO: 2 killed during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

(FOX NEWS) – A 17-year-old charged in two shooting deaths amid a chaotic demonstration in Kenosha, Wis., earlier this week feared for his life after being attacked by rioters who chased and beat him, his attorney said Friday.

In a lengthy statement, the lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, John Pierce, said prosecutors rushed to judgment in charging his client to appease “divisive” and “destructive” forces without analyzing Tuesday’s events.

“This was not a serious investigation,” Pierce said. “Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government’s abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens.”

The shootings were recorded via cellphone and circulated online.

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ABOVE VIDEO: Chaos and anarchy in Kenosha, Wisconsin is the result of poor leadership at the local and state level, says Julio Rosas, senior writer for TownHall.

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