(TheRedAlertNews.com) – With closing arguments set to start today in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and a verdict expected any time after that, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called up and deployed 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard in case of civil unrest, rioting, property destruction, and violence following the verdict.
Hundreds of police officers are also being deployed throughout the area.
Rittenhouse, who is now 18 but was just 17 at the time of the actions he took that resulted in him being on trial, is charged with murder in the fatal shootings of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse is also charged with shooting Gaige Grosskreutz, who testified at the trial. The shootings were part of a night of rioting and mayhem in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25th of last year.
Rittenhouse testified at trial and has always maintained that he shot Huber, Rosenbaum, and Grosskreutz in self-defense.
In a sign that the prosecution may believe it has not presented a solid case to the jury and fears that the jury may acquit Rittenhouse, over the weekend, the prosecution requested that it be allowed to add lesser included charges to the verdict form. The judge granted the prosecution’s request.
Concerning the fear of potential rioting, if Rittenhouse is acquitted, Governor Evers stated, “The Kenosha community has been strong, resilient, and has come together through incredibly difficult times these past two years, and that healing is still ongoing. I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully.”
Red Alert News will be monitoring the situation in Wisconsin and will report any significant developments.
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