Kyle Rittenhouse says he supports the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and he is not a racist.
“This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense,” the 18-year-old tells Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview set to air Monday night.
“I’m not a racist person; I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating,” Rittenhouse added. “And I believe there needs to change. I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case, but in other cases,” he said. “And it’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of somebody.”
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Rittenhouse, 18, was found not guilty on Friday of charges that he killed two men and injured a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the death of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer.