The news has been saturated with the Rittenhouse trial so I won’t reiterate the events that led to the trial, but I want to bring up a few points that I found interesting.
While running for president, Joe Biden compared Kyle Rittenhouse to “white supremacists and militia groups” during a video posted to his Twitter account during his campaign in 2020. The same Twitter that shut down President Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.
While riots, fires, looting and violence were going on in many cities during June, July & August, 2020, Joe finally made a comment from his basement focusing criticism on federal law enforcement officers for harming “peaceful protesters.”
Kamala Harris appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, October, 2020. This is what she said on the protesting which led to destroying many cities: “But they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop. They’re not. This is a movement. I’m telling you. They’re not going to stop, and everyone, beware. Because they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before election day in November (2020), and they are not going to stop after election day. And everyone should take note of that on both levels. That they’re not going to let up. And they should not, and we should not.” (Does this sound like an intelligent person?)
Colbert asked Harris, “How important is it for these protests to continue?” Harris responded that it is “critically important”, saying that some of the success achieved around criminal justice reforms would not have happened in recent years without Black Lives Matter.
Back to the Rittenhouse verdict of not guilty, speaking with reporters, Biden declined to directly answer questions about whether he stands by his labeling of Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, as a white supremacist.
In a statement issued in the Washington Times, later Friday, Mr. Biden said after the verdict was read that he counted himself among the Americans who are “angry and concerned” about the verdict, but said “we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”
On Aug. 31, 2020, at a news conference the day before he visited Kenosha, President Donald Trump was asked if he condemned Rittenhouse’s actions. He says: “You saw the same tape as I saw. And he was trying to get away from them, I guess; it looks like. And he fell, and then they very violently attacked him. And it was something that we’re looking at right now and it’s under investigation. But I guess he was in very big trouble. He would have been — I — he probably would have been killed.” Apparently the jury agreed with President Trump.
In my opinion, this would have never happened if the country was not as divided as it is. The hate and violence is increasing rapidly in this country with no solution in sight.
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,” How’s that working, Joe?
My questions to you are:
If you were in Rittenhouse’s position, what would you have done?
Do you think the media tried to influence the verdict against Rittenhouse?
Do you think Biden should apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse for saying he is a white supremacist?
Do you think the verdict was fair and represents our justice system?
Concise summary, Nancy!
I’ve heard the argument made: “…he would not have killed anyone if he wasn’t there and with a gun” by many without considering the audio, video evidence AND the sworn testimony of the wounded “survivor” admitting he pointed a gun at Rittenhouse!
Kenosha is where Rittenhouse’s father lives… where Rittenhouse lives on a part-time basis. He was there to provide protection from lootings, sabotage, vandalism, theft, destruction. He was as legally present as any other person who calls Kenosha their home. He had a Constitutional Right to exercise his 2nd Amendment Right.
The real situation is there 3 viewpoints:
1. those who believe Rittenhouse acted legally, accordingly;
2. those who think he acted illegally, inappropriately;
3. those who are unflappable, apathetic
Which, approximately, represents political-line divisions.