Many people are outraged by the judgement in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, which was delivered today.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty by a Wisconsin jury on Friday in the fatal shooting of two men during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. In light of current events, a black man named Julius Jones just escaped death after being sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a man despite proof that he did not conduct the crime. Rittenhouse’s verdict is a smack in the face to many individuals of color who have been imprisoned for minor offenses, and it cements America’s position on privilege and the legal system.
As we previously reported, Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, drove to Kenosha equipped with guns after Jacob Blake was shot by a white Kenosha police officer during protests.
After the verdict was pronounced, Rittenhouse was in tears in court. He was originally sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two persons and the wounding of others.
Shortly after, President Joe Biden came out against the ruling.
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” Biden said. “I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.