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Self Defense, Vigilantism and the State’s Duty to Protect: What the Catholic Church Says

Yuki IwamuraDemonstrators march on the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest against the Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict near the Barclays Center in New York on November 19, 2021.

Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal and the convictions of the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery have focused national attention on these interrelated issues.