“After years of deepening political polarization, Americans were primed to see whatever they wanted to see in the Kenosha clips. It was beyond question that Rittenhouse had inserted himself into a volatile situation with a gun that he was too young to legally own. The footage also made clear that he’d killed and wounded people. But many liberals went further, characterizing Rittenhouse as someone who’d gone to the protest intending to harm others.” Paige Williams in The New Yorker: Kyle Rittenhouse, American Vigilante. “After he killed two people in Kenosha, opportunists turned his case into a polarizing spectacle.” Another key point from this interesting piece: “Citizens who openly carry firearms ‘think that they are making the situation safer, but they are making it much more dangerous.'”