Gunfire erupted on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin on the third day of race riots led by anarchists and the left-wing NGO Black Lives Matter.
Kenosha, which is 67% white and working class, has been abandoned by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who has released public statements providing moral support to the rioters and rejected federal law enforcement resources.
Multiple white-owned family businesses have been burned to the ground in the pogroms. The police have been tepid in their attempts to keep the peace due to political pressure from above.
A video published to Twitter early Wednesday shows a young white man with an AR-15 on the ground being jumped by a mob. The man fired his rifle at the attackers, wounding at least two.
A still image from the incident shows that at least one of the anarchist aggressors pulled out a handgun during the melee.
It is not known who the young man being attacked is or what group he belonged to. In the wake of police and state negligence, armed local citizens in Kenosha banded together to defend one another and their small businesses. They were filmed on rooftops earlier in the night.
The mainstream media has largely covered up the anti-white violence in Kenosha, but after it emerged that a white man may have used force in self-defense, Jewish New York Times journalist Seth Abramson excitedly speculated that the shooter may have been a "white supremacist terrorist" in a now deleted tweet.
While the judicial and media ecosystem has become hyper-politicized and a fair trial is a rare gem, the shooter has multiple advantages in this instance.
The first one is that left-wing propagandists were largely absent from the scene. So far, conservative outlets like the Daily Wire and the Daily Caller appear to be the only ones who were on the ground, thus increasingly the likelihood of more objective coverage.
The next advantage is Kenosha's white working class demographic, which went for Donald Trump in 2016. Judging from the evidence available, a jury made up of peers is unlikely to reach a guilty verdict against the shooter under the current circumstances.
The fate of this young man depends on conservatives in the media breaking solidarity with citizens fending for themselves after being abandoned by their government and police force.
What will they choose?