Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 19, 2021
The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people.
To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement. https://t.co/TwaI2ghgM5
BREAKING: In statement, President Biden says he is “angry and concerned” with Rittenhouse verdict, urges peaceful protests. pic.twitter.com/3qU67LiJky— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 19, 2021
Don’t forget, Biden labeled a 17-year old Rittenhouse a “white supremacist.” Beyond shameful. pic.twitter.com/G1mA7XLqHj— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) November 19, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse is living proof that white tears can still forestall justice.— Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) November 19, 2021
A murderer is once again walking free today — our system is terribly broken. https://t.co/3FKF4c4R3t
Yeah, the white halfling child rapist running around shouting the n-word was definitely fighting for black lives, you absolute racist clown. https://t.co/WHWgyMfr2B— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 19, 2021
The judge. The jury. The defendant.— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 19, 2021
It’s white supremacy in action.
This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.
I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m heartbroken.
We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 19, 2021
This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed.
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
Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to travel across state lines and injure one person and take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions.— ACLU (@ACLU) November 19, 2021
Unfortunately, this is not surprising.
So much for “innocent until proven guilty.” Big Tech has its own court for Rittenhouse.— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) September 3, 2020
A Facebook spokesperson told The Verge that “‘We’ve designated this shooting as a mass murder and have removed the shooter’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram.’” https://t.co/Lt7PwN3Gyu
Stark reminder of inequity.— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 19, 2021
Rittenhouse killed two men w/an AR-15. Found not guilty.
Tamir Rice was shot by police for having a toy gun.
Christopher Belter raped 4 girls. Given no jail time.
Two men were exonerated after serving decades for Malcom X murder they did not commit.
The Rittenhouse verdict gives them permission to kill. I’ve lost the definition of right and wrong.— Patti LuPone (@PattiLuPone) November 19, 2021
So anyone can come to a protest, just march down the middle of the street with a massive gun – and kill people? #RittenhouseVerdict— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 19, 2021
It’s not that I didn’t expect this verdict, but it is still extremely depressing.— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) November 19, 2021
It is difficult to express in words, or even via stats, how messed up the U.S. ‘justice’ system is, & how riddled with double standards it is.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 19, 2021
Does anyone – even the most conservative person – really believe a black man or a Muslim like me would have been acquitted, too?