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Kenosha shooter’s mother tries to deflect blame from her son

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Kyle Rittenhouse looks at as he listens to defense attorney John Pierce during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — The mother of an Illinois 17-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of two men during a protest in Wisconsin said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.

Kyle Rittenhouse is also charged in the wounding of a third man Aug. 25 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the demonstration to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Wendy Rittenhouse told the Chicago Tribune that if police had done a better job of protecting businesses from looters, her son might not have felt it was his job to do so.

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