Tensions are high outside the Kenosha Courthouse where a jury deliberates the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, currently on trial after killing two men and wounding a third in August 2020 during riots that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Reporting on the scene, Fox News reporter Alexis McAdams reported that a man was spotted outside the courthouse with an AR-15 rifle.
Local authorities are concerned about a return to the deadly riots that led Rittenhouse to show up in Kenosha in the first place. If the past is prologue, we can all agree that showing up in Kenosha with an AR-15 can prove to be an unsafe, and deadly, practice.
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— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 17, 2021
Man walks around outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse with his AR-15. pic.twitter.com/FmuXLASi9e
— Jon Michael (@JonMRaasch) November 17, 2021
This is exactly why they are afraid to convict. There is a supporter with an AR-15 outside of the courthouse. These jurors are scared for their lives. 💔 https://t.co/gALOa1Vwhn
— Y’all hurry up🏳️🌈🇺🇲 (@catfishyak) November 17, 2021