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Lawyer: Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting feared for safety

Jan. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A lawyer for a man charged with killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a crowded bar in Wisconsin said Tuesday that his client wasn't the one looking for trouble. Rakayo Vinson, 25, is accused in the deaths of 24-year-old Cedric...

Man who bought gun for Kyle Rittenhouse pleads no contest

Jan. 10, 2022 15:36 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man who bought an AR-15-style rifle for Kyle Rittenhouse pleaded no contest Monday to a reduced charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a deal with prosecutors that allows him to avoid prison. Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder...

Man charged with buying gun for Rittenhouse takes plea deal

Jan. 08, 2022 17:49 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The man who bought Kyle Rittenhouse an assault-style rifle when he was only 17 has agreed to plead no contest to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a non-criminal citation, and avoid convictions on the two felonies he’d been facing. The Journal Sentinel...

Prosecutors have charged 60-plus people in Kenosha protests

Dec. 28, 2021 13:01 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have now charged more than 60 people in connection with offenses committed during protests against police brutality and racism in Kenosha last year. The Kenosha News reported Tuesday that Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley’s office...

EXPLAINER: Are more defendants testifying at trial?

Dec. 24, 2021 11:16 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Defendants spoke directly to jurors in a series of recent high-profile trials, defying conventional wisdom that the risks of taking the stand usually outweigh the benefits. Among those who chose to testify was Kim Potter, convicted Thursday of manslaughter for...

Rittenhouse gets standing ovation at conservative conference

Dec. 20, 2021 19:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A month after his acquittal on murder charges, Kyle Rittenhouse was given a standing ovation at a conservative group’s conference in Phoenix where panelists discussed the 2020 deadly shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Most of the comments during Monday’s...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Dec. 15, 2021 13:15 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. December 12, 2021. Editorial: A just outcome for Wisconsin Last week’s final steps to enact a law regarding the state’s processing of sexual assault kits was the right move for Wisconsin in both the legal and moral senses of the word....

Protester accused of pepper spraying police is acquitted

Dec. 10, 2021 09:42 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man charged with pepper spraying San Diego police officers during a heated protest last year has been acquitted of all charges. A jury on Thursday found Denzel Draughn, 29, not guilty of eight felonies: two counts of using tear gas on officers and six counts of...

Commission rejects claim that grants to cities were illegal

Dec. 09, 2021 08:56 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bipartisan Wisconsin elections officials have rejected a claim that private grants which helped cities run their elections during the coronavirus pandemic were illegal. The state Elections Commission's rejection Wednesday follows similar rulings by three...

Police: Missouri man cited Rittenhouse in school threat

Dec. 08, 2021 19:02 PM EST

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has been charged after he allegedly threatened on social media to shoot high school students in the name of Kyle Rittenhouse. Mitchell Lovelace, 27, of Festus, was charged with making a terrorist threat after police were notified Saturday...