News Comment #13

Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial for Kenosha shootings opens with jury selection.

This article details the night of August 25th and the following trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. This article details the polarization this case has caused in the United States with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Rittenhouse is basing a case on the claim that he acted in self-defense against the men that he killed. He is being charged with five felonies: first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. 

I think that overall, this is a fairly well-written article. In terms of putting the most important information first they detailed the facts of the case as it stands now. I feel like the beginning of this article was great. Afterward they as a timeline of the night of August 25th. If you are trying to keep your article short and to the point, then the addition of a timeline of events was an odd thing to add to the end of this.

It seems like this article would have been better had they ended it before they went through a timeline. If they wanted a timeline of events, they should have had the night of August 25th at the beginning of the story and then went all the way through to where the trial is now. 

This article is a good read for someone who is invested in the events of this case and has a certain amount of time to dedicate to this read.