America’s political left explodes after Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted

Liberal media figures, politicians and celebrities exploded over a jury’s decision to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges related to the August 2020 shooting of three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Actress Rachel Zegler leading the charge tweeting, ‘kyle rittenhouse being acquitted on all charges after such heinous heinous crimes is the epitome of white privilege and exactly what is wrong with this godforsaken country.’ 

Progressive ‘Squad’ leader, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the jury’s decision is an indictment of the U.S. judicial system.

‘What we are witnessing is a system functioning as designed and protecting those it was designed for,’ is what she decided to blast out to her nearly 13 million Twitter followers.

‘Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today,’ blurted out deeply-unpopular, uber-liberal New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Twitter.

‘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,’ he concluded, repeating a false claim that anyone with even-passing familiarity with the case would know.

Namely, Rittenhouse did not cross state lines with a weapon.  This falsehood was refuted by Illinois county officials, who investigated the claim, and by testimony in the courtroom.

De Blasio seemed to excuse his ignorance tweeting: ‘The far-right trolls who think it makes a difference whether a violent gunman got his weapon before or after he crossed state lines are missing the point: two people are dead and their killer is left unaccountable. That’s not justice and they know it.’ 

‘Justice denied is a body blow to our national psyche,’ claimed Star Trek actor-turned activist George Takei.

‘On trial was not only a killer, but a system that continues to kill. Today that system defeated true justice, once again. But mark these words: We will never stop fighting for what is right and just.’

Takei’s contribution to the discourse did not come as a huge surprise, as he appears to have made up his mind about Rittenhouse’s guilt very early on. 

‘I want to live in a country where Colin Kaepernick is seen as a hero and Kyle Rittenhouse is seen as a terrorist,’ Takei tweeted in November 2020, nearly a year before the trial began.

Former ‘Reading Rainbow’ star LeVar Burton wrote: ‘Tell me again there are not two kinds justice in America!’ 

‘This country is broken’, tweeted Eddie Glaude, MSNBC regular and the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. 

‘Nobody is surprised, but that doesn’t mean outrage isn’t appropriate,’ offered former ESPN columnist and writer for the The Atlantic, Jemele Hill.

Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder was also the target of criticism.

‘In the Rittenhouse case, the 13th juror was the judge,’ tweeted MSNBC’s Joy Reid.

Singer and actress Bette Midler appeared to criticize the jury.

‘#kylerittenhouse found not guilty tho we SAW HIM kill two. Fundamentally stupid, I predict he will go on to a big career on #Fox and in #RadicalRightWing circles, which counts as a plus with them. A tragic, tragic day for decent, THINKING, feeling, ethical people everywhere.’

In their apparent horror over the verdict, the American Civil Liberties Union carried on a smear of the teenager that is not supported by evidence.

‘When the community rose up to exercise their First Amendment right to protest after the police shot a Black man in the back — in front of his children, police enabled white supremacist militia members. The result of this failure was bloodshed, the loss of lives, and trauma,’ declared the ACLU account.

It is important to note that the prosecution in the Rittenhouse trial did not use the phrase ‘white supremacist’ in their closing arguments.  

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