Police would not confirm the encounter as extremism experts warn that the heated rhetoric within the QAnon influencer’s massive following is of “serious” concern.
Town officials are defending their decision to keep the death of the Canada-famous rodent, Wiarton Willie, a secret for over a year.
QAnon influencer Romana Didulo told her 70,000 followers that "duck-hunting season is open,” and by ducks she means healthcare workers, politicians, and journalists.
The men had planned to ambush an antifascist activist inside his rural home, execute him and his wife with guns, and then burn the house down.
Neo-Nazis and other far-right groups are using the Rittenhouse trial for recruitment and will agitate for violence no matter the verdict, experts say.
In its closing arguments, Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team blasted the dead victims, calling one a “bad man” and another a “rioter” who “lifted his middle finger to police.”
Wisconsin’s governor has called in 500 members of the National Guard as the contentious trial comes to an end.
At Friday’s hearing, prosecutors filed less-serious charges against Rittenhouse in hopes they can secure a conviction.
In one of their final acts, Rittenhouse’s lawyers called a man known for his right-leaning coverage of protests to the stand.
The prosecution’s lengthy questioning of the teenager who shot three people, killing two, elicited moments of anger and emotion from the defendant.