Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, November 19, 2021
The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, despite some rumors of holdouts, acquitted the defendant of all charges. He’s a free man.
The reaction from verified users on Twitter, including some public officials, is chilling.
Keith Olbermann was blunt.
Fuck this murderer. https://t.co/j2aZidns1D
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 19, 2021
The headline below may look extreme but it is a real article.
The media is the enemy of the people pic.twitter.com/0WiEtDcTMa
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) November 19, 2021
This was retweeted by MSNBC, which has been particularly vehement in criticizing the verdict.
People said this acquittal couldn’t be racist because the killer and his victims are all white. Wrong.
This encourages conservative white ppl to use every deterrent possible — incl. violence — to discourage other white people from protecting civil rights. https://t.co/vMpa7AOihP
— Ja’han Jones (@_Jahan) November 19, 2021
A push to scrap self-defense laws can probably be expected.
Congressman Jerry Nadler doesn’t seem to care about illegals crossing our national borders, but he believes the fact that Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines justifies a Department of Justice investigation. Will the federal government try to bring new charges against Mr. Rittenhouse?
This heartbreaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice and sets a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by DOJ. Justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in First Amendment-protected protest. https://t.co/Uh95Uc1Ddo
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) November 19, 2021
And does he think that looters and arsonists are exercising their First-Amendment rights?
A verified Twitter user doesn’t appear to understand the English language.
The Rittenhouse verdict will be remembered as the moment american fascism turned into Nazism proper, and there was no turning back from the path of Holocaust
— ❤️ Umair (@umairh) November 19, 2021
At least one protester had a hard time with the verdict:
“Fuck America” a woman says before having a seizure on the Kenosha Courthouse steps pic.twitter.com/Lmx8LxBCLQ
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) November 19, 2021
The NASCAR driver whose garage cord spawned an FBI investigation also has a strong take.
Ha, let the boy be black and it would’ve been life…hell he would’ve had his life taken before the bullshit trial.. sad
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) November 19, 2021
We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist.
This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 19, 2021
Actress Rosanna Arquette:
Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted is a crime in itself
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) November 19, 2021
She may want to consult a lawyer before making such statements.
I’m not sure about the following legal opinion.
So as long as you’re white you can shoot anybody and get away with it. Yet, if you’re a POC and don’t even possess a weapon you can be murdered and they’ll get away with that as well.
That’s America for you. #WhitePrivilege #KyleRittennhouse
— BluePatriot💙 (@jessilyn_b) November 19, 2021
A former member of the Colorado House of Representatives:
— Bri Buentello (@Bri4CO) November 19, 2021
How deep does the Nazi conspiracy go?
Kyle Rittenhouse.. found ‘not guilty’ of being black.
— #LabourHasToSplit (@TrueMythocracy) November 19, 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is also unhappy.
The far-right trolls who think it makes a difference whether a violent gunman got his weapon before or after he crossed state lines are missing the point: two people are dead and their killer is left unaccountable. That’s not justice and they know it.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 19, 2021
It was justice and we know it.
This person has it figured out:
I knew it. Kyle Rittenhouse is proof that white people can still break the law, carry illegal weapons, shoot and kill people, and get away with it in America by shedding tears and claiming self-defense.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 19, 2021
A verified user with almost a million followers says this:
Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Proved What We Already Knew. They Get To Start Sh*t, Can’t Fight & When They Start To Lose They Get To Shoot & Kill U!!! That’s Why The Law Was Put Into Place Anyway. It Was Designed To Protect One Group Of People. An So Far It Has Worked Flawlessly!!!
— Plies (@plies) November 19, 2021
A former NFL Quarterback:
Kyle Rittennhouse can kill without a sliver of doubt & walk free but Julius Jones is in jail for life without the chance for parole after being on death row for 20 years with all types of doubt in his case. What is Justice? God help us.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 19, 2021
A Hollywood screenwriter:
Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted. Now more vigilante white boys can have their mommies drive them to the upcoming justified protests to kill more people.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) November 19, 2021
It’s funny how pundits are trying to make all these convoluted legal arguments to justify the ruling in this complete farce called the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
This “strategy” in this case was not complicated at all.
The common law used in this trial boils down to one word pic.twitter.com/JigQG4ymC1
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) November 19, 2021
If only it were that simple.
Pictures often speak louder than words. The United States of America is not a nation, but a territory occupied by at least two distinct nations.
OJ verdict reaction in 1995. This country is stuck on loop. pic.twitter.com/TAVHRwo4ly
— Class Redux Killa (@BLCKD_COM_PILLD) November 19, 2021
We need to follow Thomas Jefferson’s advice and live apart.