From left: Kariann Swart, Joseph Rosenbaum's fiancee, Susan Hughes, Anthony Huber's great aunt, and Hannah Gittings, Anthony Huber's girlfriend, listen as Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty of murder at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 19, 2021. (Photo: Sean Krajacic/Pool/Getty Images)
Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter

‘Saddening, infuriating, and unsurprising’: Rittenhouse acquitted

The verdict, said the Huber family, sends the “unacceptable message” that armed vigilantes can “use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street.” by Brett Wilkins Friday, November 19, 2021 Racial justice…

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Rittenhouse verdict flies in the face of legal standards for self-defense

Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges. Sean Krajacic – Pool/Getty Images by  Ronald Sullivan, Harvard Law School November 19, 2021 In a two-week trial that reignited debate over self-defense laws across the nation, a…

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Bond modification sought after alleged Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse drinks beer, flashes white power signs with so-called ‘Proud Boys’

“The defendant’s continued association with members of a group that prides itself on violence, and the use of their symbols, raises the significant possibility of future harm.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, January 14, 2021…

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Trump plans Kenosha visit despite calls to stay away

‘Photo-Op for white nationalist president isn’t helpful,’ says Wisconsin Dem In a letter to Trump on Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers warned the president’s visit “will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward…

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