The State ought to be blocked by equitable estoppel from prosecuting Kyle Rittenhouse for this or any other crime as it has already taken the position that he was a child on the date that he committed any acts that it wants to prosecute him for. Ironically, Kyle is looking at a life sentence for not being able to deescalate a conflict that he entered well enough for the State’s liking, while as a minor the State would force him into a conflict ridden environment known as public school almost every day and not allow him to use the gold standard of deescalation- walking away. The State also forces young adults who’s parents are on the opposite end of the spectrum from Kyle’s parents (who presumably allow him to possess AR 15s) to remain in conflict ridden environments literally all the time, apply general rules of battery to the young adult and not the instigator, and take away the obvious solution of walking away from the conflict. Then the State has the audacity to feign surprise and offense when a young adult decides to place themselves in a situation where conflict is foreseeable. If the State actually believed the Kyle was a child then the appropriate response from them would be to treat him as a missing child and attempt to find his parents. It did not occur to the cops to do this because, aside from all obvious issues with cops, they do not actually believe that Kyle and other 17 year olds are children.