Carlson Defends Kenosha’s Killer Vigilante [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports:

The right wing Fox News host Tucker Carlson has defended the actions of a 17-year-old who was arrested and charged with murder after two people were killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as white vigilante agitators shot at Black Lives Matter protesters.

Kyle Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, 20 miles south-west of Kenosha, had taken to the streets of Kenosha with a rifle after protesters marched demanding justice for Jacob Blake, a young Black father who was shot and gravely wounded by police on Sunday.

On his TV show Carlson – who has a long record of making racist and inflammatory statements, triggering an advertising boycott – said that Rittenhouse’s actions were understandable given the violence and property damage in the city.

CNN reports:

“How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” Carlson asked on his prime time television program.

During his Wednesday show, Carlson argued that “the authorities in charge of the city abandoned it” and “refused to enforce the law.”

The Fox News host said the authorities “stood back and watched Kenosha burn” over the last few nights and asked, “So are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder?”