(LibertySociety.com) After several days of intense juridical deliberation and intimidation from Black Lives Matter protesters, the selected jury delivered the final verdict on Friday, November 19th, to acquit 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges in relation to the killing of two protesters last summer in Kenosha, WI.
Rittenhouse was visibly shaken, collapsing emotionally as the jury announced the five counts he was found not guilty on.
This is a much better angle of the moment Kyle Rittenhouse got the news he's NOT GUILTY pic.twitter.com/0iQnGQ0rST
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) November 19, 2021
A trial that hotly contested gun rights and violence, as well as racially motivated protests, turned into an opportunity for the 18-year-old, who claimed he was acting in self defense, to finally walk free. The case served as a “win” for right-leaning conservatives that believe the Second Amendment protects the right to not only bear arms, but to self-defense if one’s life is threatened.
NPR reported Rittenhouse “feared for his life” as protesters swarmed in on him during the unruly riots that took place in the small town of Kenosha. The riots were in response to the racial justice arguments surrounding Jacob Blake, a black man that was allegedly harmed by a white policeman on the basis of his skin color.
The trial featured a multitude of documented evidence, including videos by independent media and photographs. The lead prosecutor himself made several mistakes that spurred the defense to solicit a mistrial on multiple occasions.
It’s safe to say that the controversial case stirred up plenty of emotions and tensions between left-leaning and right-leaning individuals. Some argue Rittenhouse shouldn’t have been at the riots, while others praise him as a “hero” for committing to defend small businesses that were being targeted and set on fire by violent looters.
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