TAMIR RICE AND Kyle Rittenhouse

On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice, a 12-year old African-American boy, was killed in Cleveland, Ohio, by Timothy Loehmann, a 26-year-old white police officer. Rice was carrying a replica toy gun; Loehmann shot him almost immediately after arriving on the scene.

On Tuesday, August 25th, Kyle Rittenhouse, 17 grabbed an AR-15 style rifle and joined several other armed people in the streets of Kenosha. He killed 2 people and wounded a third and police ignored him.

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Police not only didn’t arrest Rittenhouse at the scene, but at the start of the night they thanked an armed group who had come out – and at the end of the night, video shows Rittenhouse was able to walk right out of the Kenosha hot zone.

“We appreciate you guys, we really do,” a police officer is heard saying on video.

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