The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse say extraditing the teenager to face homicide charges in Wisconsin would be akin to “turning him over to the mob” and violate his constitutional rights. Rittenhouse, 17, has been held at an Illinois juvenile detention center since Aug. 26 after he fatally shot two people and wounded a third during violent civil unrest in Kenosha the night before.
In a petition for habeas corpus, his attorneys say the teen had “answered his patriotic and civic duty” to help protect property and provide first aid during “a destructive insurrection.” Among conservative news outlets and social media, Rittenhouse has become a symbol, a cause celébrè whose shots, one of his lawyers tweeted, were those of the start of a new revolution.
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