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Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

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After the Chicago Tribune’s Stacy St. Clair runs through the Rittenhouse trial and verdict, legal scholar Eric Ruben explains how “self-defense” can apply to shooting unarmed people in public. Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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