A fatal shooting took place on Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while people were protesting against the shootings of Jacob Blake.
The shooter, who was caught on video, identified himself as Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who allegedly has an affiliation with local law enforcement.
Social media users bombarded the internet with photos of Rittenhouse expressing his support for law enforcement and his affiliation with them too.
Tweets claimed Rittenhouse has some type of affiliation with the Kenosha Police Department
Cadet Rittenhouse, so that’s why they let him go.
Abolish the Kenosha Police. https://t.co/TmaK9rakzM
— Merc with a Mouth (@Mercuryal) August 26, 2020
The shooter is Kyle Rittenhouse.
He ID'd himself in one of the footage. pic.twitter.com/o6bzL4Azx8
— Alcor Garcia 🌹🔥🏴🚩 (@GarciaAlcor) August 26, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse made his intentions known earlier in the evening. Still waiting to hear more from @GrayslakePolice and @KenoshaPolice about his affiliation with the departments. I’d also like to know if the officer that pulled him over a week ago was present tonight. #Kenosha pic.twitter.com/aHePwS1rPe
— leafblower zaddy 🌬☂️🏳️🌈 (@abolishICE___) August 26, 2020
Video was also captured of Rittenhouse being praised by the police who were overlooking the protest. “We appreciate you being here,” a cop can be heard in the video below telling Rittenhouse and his militia.
This is the Kenosha shooter being offered water from the Kenosha police.
"We appreciate you being here."
The police is working with the shooting militia. We need to abolish the police. They aren't helping pic.twitter.com/mdgKuOTuUS
— New York Socialist (@berniebromanny) August 26, 2020