US teen acquitted of taking pictures protesters to launch ‘taking pictures’ online game, Latest World News
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A US teen cleared in courtroom after killing folks amid unrest over police mistreatment of African-Americans unveiled on Thursday (June 23) a online game centred on taking pictures targets representing journalists.
Mr Kyle Rittenhouse stated in on-line posts that cash raised from gross sales of the sport can be used to sue “leftwing media organisations” for defamation over their protection of his 2020 case.
He didn’t specify which information retailers he meant to sue, nor was it clear when the sport could be obtainable for play.
“It’s time to fight back against the fake news machine,” Mr Rittenhouse stated in a video posted on Twitter.
“This is why I am launching the Kyle Rittenhouse fake news turkey shoot video game.”
A trailer for the sport, priced at US$10 (S$13.89), exhibits a cartoon model of Mr Rittenhouse blasting away, arcade-style, at turkey characters labelled “fake news” from behind cowl.
Mr Rittenhouse was acquitted late final yr by a jury within the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Mr Rittenhouse, 17 on the time, shot dead two white men and wounded another along with his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle throughout riots that adopted anti-police protests in Kenosha.
With Mr Rittenhouse accused of murder, the jury accepted his argument that he was defending himself from attack by the three men.
Mr Rittenhouse stated he had travelled to Kenosha from neighbouring Illinois to assist shield personal property from harm in riots that erupted after Kenosha police shot and paralysed a Black man, Mr Jacob Blake.
Before the incident, on his Facebook web page, Mr Rittenhouse had endorsed a “Blue Lives Matter” marketing campaign to assist police. This got here in response to heavy criticism of regulation enforcement officers for killings of Black suspects, specifically the homicide of Mr George Floyd in Minnesota in May 2020.