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Verdict Reached in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

November 19, 2021

~ 4 minutes read

On Friday, the verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial was announced. The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.
What else is each side focusing on?
  • This is another instance where a white man walks free after killing people. 
  • Rittenhouse broke the law by bringing a rifle across state lines and shooting people.
  • This verdict is just.
  • The media tried to determine the outcome before the trial.
  • Rittenhouse acted within the boundaries of the law.
The Narrative

Rittenhouse was found not guilty because he is white. Black people are killed for just existing, while white people committing crimes walk free. 

Because of white supremacy, there is no justice.

The jury delivered a just verdict, despite the left and the media’s blatant attempts to paint Rittenhouse as guilty before the trial.  

There should never have been a trial in the first place. Rittenhouse is now free to enjoy his life.

How could a reasonable person come to think this?
  • The justice system is designed to favor white people. Many black people don’t have the luxury of a fair trial.
  • The police and courts are ripe with racism which leads to white people walking free while black people pay the price.

  • Gun restrictions are too lenient, which leads to people needlessly dying.

  • The right to carry a gun is fundamental to the right to act in self-defense.
  • The courts, not the public, are tasked with giving every person a fair trial and they have reached a just decision based on the evidence.

What else is the left focusing on?

  • This is another instance where a white man walks free after killing people. 
  • Rittenhouse broke the law by bringing a rifle across state lines and shooting people.

 

The narrativeRittenhouse was found not guilty because he is white. Black people are killed for just existing, while white people committing crimes walk free. 

Because of white supremacy, there is no justice.

 

How could a reasonable person come to think this?

  • The justice system is designed to favor white people. Many black people don’t have the luxury of a fair trial.
  • The police and courts are ripe with racism which leads to white people walking free while black people pay the price.
  • Gun restrictions are too lenient, which leads to people needlessly dying.

What else is the right focusing on?

  • This verdict is just.
  • The media tried to determine the outcome before the trial.
  • Rittenhouse acted within the boundaries of the law. 

 

The narrativeThe jury delivered a just verdict, despite the left and the media’s blatant attempts to paint Rittenhouse as guilty before the trial. 

There should never have been a trial in the first place. Rittenhouse is now free to enjoy his life.

 

How could a reasonable person come to think this?

  • The right to carry a gun is fundamental to the right to act in self-defense.
  • The courts, not the public, are tasked with giving every person a fair trial and they have reached a just decision based on the evidence.

It’s important to remember that our feelings about this event and the legal minutiae of a trial are two separate events, although they are often closely tied together in our heads. 

Based on our prior experiences and values, many of us (including those we agree with as well as ourselves) formed strong opinions about this event early on, which we carry with us as we process new information about the case and its outcome.

 

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