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Rittenhouse tells Fox News 'not a racist person,' backs BLM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse says in a new interview that he believes the jury that acquitted him of murder came to the right verdict, and he's now hoping to lay low for a while.

Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.

The 18-year-old tells Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired Monday night he's “not a racist person” and he supports the Black Lives Matter movement. He said his “case has nothing to do with race ... It had to do with the right to self-defense.” Rittenhouse is white, as were the men he shot.