Person charged with killing attorney increasing self-protection, racial issues

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A bicyclist billed with killing a Milwaukee attorney last year says he acted in self defense, and plans to rely on the exact same pro who testified for Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of killing two folks all through protests in Kenosha.

The scenarios vary in numerous other approaches, but activists see Milwaukee’s as a check of whether or not a Black male can depend on self-defense the same way a white vigilante teenager backed by conservative and gun legal rights advocates could.

Theodore Edgecomb, 31, faces a rely of initially-degree reckless homicide in the Sept. 22, 2020 taking pictures of Jason Cleereman, 54, an immigration lawyer and advocate. Edgecomb remaining the location, and prosecutors identified as the shooting a scenario of road rage, as friends and supporters mourned Cleereman.

Surveillance video from the region displays Cleereman could be considered as the aggressor prior to he was shot. Edgecomb’s attorneys simply call the original street rage narrative “distorted and inaccurate.” They claim Cleereman was drunk, uttered racial slurs 2 times towards Edgecomb, threatened to kill him and had a folding knife in his pocket.