Kenosha Shooting Suspect Fervently Supported ‘Blue Lives,’ Joined Local Militia

He (Kyle Rittenhouse) is wanted in Kenosha County on accusations of first-degree intentional homicide after having “fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution for that offense,” according to court documents.

Kenosha Shooting Suspect Fervently Supported ‘Blue Lives,’ Joined Local Militia : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR

The U.S. worship of guns is infectious, young, old, and all races, are all into using guns whenever the opportunity surfaces. This young shooter wanted to become a police officer, and given access to a rifle at 15 years of age. Obviously, if he would have been a non-white, he would not have been granted that privilege.

Photo by this writer: Gun with Hand #1.1964, Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 34 1/2” (62.2 x 87.6 cm). Gift of Edward R. Broida in honor of John Elderfield. Visit to the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 2013. Vija Celmins, born in Riga, Latvia. Painting done in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1960’s. (from Museum of Modern Art website description of painting)

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I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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