The Issue: The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse after killing two men during the rioting in Kenosha last year.
As an attorney who took the time to watch the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in its entirety, I can only suggest that the critics of the outcome would perhaps have a better understanding of the verdict had they watched the trial, rather than relied upon the selective commentary issued by pundits and many of our so-called mainstream media (“Not guilty,” Nov. 20).
I believe that the verdict was a just one. That said, if there is guilt to be attributed, perhaps it should be directed at a the government of a city that abrogated its responsibility to maintain the rule of law.
Vigilantes of all ages throughout the country can take comfort in the verdict of not guilty on all counts in the Rittenhouse case.
While I do not doubt that this individual who killed two people and injured another was fearful for his safety when he pulled the trigger again and again, he chose to place himself in that situation, which served to set up lethal conflict.
A child who is deemed in the eyes of the law to be so lacking in maturity that he was four years away from being able to legally consume alcohol at the time of the shootings gets off scot free after taking to troubled streets with a lethal weapon. Bedlam predictably followed.
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Thankfully all Americans can go to sleep tonight knowing that we still have the right to defend ourselves and our families from those who would put our lives in danger.
Though the main focus of the trial was the guilt or innocence of Kyle Rittenhouse, the underlying factor was whether we still retained the right to defend ourselves from those whose actions put our lives in jeopardy.
Many, of course will disagree, and others would rather put their fate in the hands of criminals who don’t know the meaning of the word “mercy.”
For more than a decade, I felt this once-great country was circling the drain.
Then, in a small town in Wisconsin, 12 brave Americans followed the evidence while in the cross-hairs of the mob outside the court house and the fake-news media.
Everyone has a right to defend themselves. Americans need to stand for law and order, period.
The not-guilty verdict for Rittenhouse acting in self-defense was correct.
However, I hope he does not set an example for other civilians to show up at a mass civil disorder with a firearm. Defense of your premises or business is one thing and can be justified.
It would be hard to find a family who would knowingly let their son leave home with a gun to enter a riot zone miles from home. No matter what good he thought he was doing, he did not belong there. It was a law-enforcement matter in its entirety.
If anyone is to blame for the Kyle Rittenhouse episode, it is the state of Wisconsin for not protecting its people and property — and the media for fanning the flames of hatred just for higher ratings.
There are no winners in this case. The way these liberal media companies completely distort the truth and completely deny the facts to their viewers is very detrimental to the people of this country.
Now that Rittenhouse has been completely vindicated, the haters look like complete fools. The next question is: Who will be the media’s next victim?
Even before the facts were known, President Biden suggested Rittenhouse was a “white supremacist.” Then, when the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty, he said he was angry and concerned by the verdict but wants to bring America together.
The president won’t be able to unite everyone when he doesn’t know the facts and makes improper and biased statements. That’s not the sign of a true leader and healer.
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