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George II

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Fri Nov 19, 2021, 02:06 PM Nov 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings [View all]

Source: Associated Press

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

The jury came back with its verdict after close to 3 1/2 days of deliberation.

Rittenhouse, 18, could have gotten life in prison if found guilty of the most serious charge against him.

He was charged with homicide, attempted homicide and recklessly endangering safety for killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle.

The shootings took place during a night of protests over police violence against Black people in the tumultuous summer of 2020. Rittenhouse is white, as were those he shot. The jury appeared to be overwhelmingly white.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/kyle-rittenhouse-business-wisconsin-homicide-kenosha-27f812ba532d65c044617483c915e4de

Source updated. NOT guilty. One of the worst verdicts in my lifetime.
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Watch CourtTV Online speaktruthtopower Nov 2021 #1
Thanks. This is what I was watching earlier this week.... George II Nov 2021 #3
Uggg H2Oart Nov 2021 #7
Question DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #145
On what grounds? MichMan Nov 2021 #146
Judicial misconduct? Aristus Nov 2021 #162
judicial misconduct Slammer Nov 2021 #184
The prosecutors and Defense will be sitting at a bar tonight high five each other Aerator Nov 2021 #165
No appeals from an acquittal treestar Nov 2021 #176
Double jeopardy, so no TexasBushwhacker Nov 2021 #177
No, the 5th Amendment prohibits such. sarisataka Nov 2021 #179
But if he is found guilty DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #189
Yes, double jeopardy is pretty basic sarisataka Nov 2021 #190
I'm Not A Lawyer, But No COL Mustard Nov 2021 #182
Getting away with murder DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #198
The defense team look like they're at a funeral. n/t Harker Nov 2021 #2
You mean the prosecution? geardaddy Nov 2021 #22
I was referring to the pre-verdict appearance of the defense lawyers. Harker Nov 2021 #28
Oh, ok. geardaddy Nov 2021 #31
Thanks for asking! Harker Nov 2021 #65
Have a bad feeling about this. bearsfootball516 Nov 2021 #4
Not guilty all counts.... mbusby Nov 2021 #5
Shit. Harker Nov 2021 #6
Yup. They can kill protestors at will, run them over, no problems. LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #42
There's a powerful surge in that direction. Harker Nov 2021 #60
You too. LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #117
All liberals need to arm up. fwvinson Nov 2021 #97
I agree. They love to talk of civil war because they think it will be easy for them to win. Downtown Hound Nov 2021 #102
I don't agree with that rockfordfile Nov 2021 #122
+1000 hadEnuf Nov 2021 #142
No. ShazzieB Nov 2021 #174
Certainly there are going to be people who do not want to arm up and I'm not saying they should. hadEnuf Nov 2021 #210
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #225
Fair enough. ShazzieB Nov 2021 #229
I think it's recommended that liberals, or any non-conservatives for that matter, have some way hadEnuf Nov 2021 #230
Post removed Post removed Nov 2021 #155
Some of us are. onecaliberal Nov 2021 #169
Oh, please. Few are interested in your gun/killing fetish. PSPS Nov 2021 #172
+++ agree. n/t iluvtennis Nov 2021 #109
There will be murders aplenty quakerboy Nov 2021 #132
This sets the president that the person with the gun is the boss. hadEnuf Nov 2021 #133
Well no unfortunately Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2021 #157
The guy in Portland was hiding out from the police. That gave them the excuse. hadEnuf Nov 2021 #168
i think HE will be hunted now. he won't live long i am afraid Trueblue1968 Nov 2021 #163
He'd lay low if he were smart, but he's already shown that he isn't. Harker Nov 2021 #167
OMFG lillypaddle Nov 2021 #8
Like George Zimmerman before him, after a few months of profiting from his newfound celebrity, sop Nov 2021 #79
I hope the hell you are right. lillypaddle Nov 2021 #118
Rittenhouse will be quickly forgotten. Republicans need victims; they can't fundraise on this. sop Nov 2021 #140
Or he'll run for a Congressional seat and win. dchill Nov 2021 #137
He dropped out of high school when he was 14-15 TexasBushwhacker Nov 2021 #178
Sounds like GOP Congressional material. dchill Nov 2021 #188
And who's going to hire this kid now? He couldn't get a job cleaning toilets at a truck stop. sop Nov 2021 #192
I doubt speaking engagements are in his future TexasBushwhacker Nov 2021 #205
Not Anytime Soon 24601 Nov 2021 #218
I hope you're right about that. calimary Nov 2021 #154
Wouldn't be surprised if he sues some media outlets for defamation madville Nov 2021 #180
Ditto. n/t iluvtennis Nov 2021 #110
Judge is ecstatic dalton99a Nov 2021 #9
Yep...want's a Judge Judy type of show for $15-$20 million per year. Just watch what happens Bengus81 Nov 2021 #150
!@#$ OneCrazyDiamond Nov 2021 #10
The judge, combined with how badly the prosecution bungled this, I'm not surprised. bearsfootball516 Nov 2021 #11
The prosecution melm00se Nov 2021 #16
Don't subscribe incompetence to what could be intent exboyfil Nov 2021 #20
He claims to know CPR The Mouth Nov 2021 #64
Open season in Wisconsin exboyfil Nov 2021 #12
Glad I'm not in Wisconsin today. 2naSalit Nov 2021 #13
Disappointed. I can't believe it. Legalizing murder. Ziggysmom Nov 2021 #14
Rodney King all over again. what the mother fuck. nt Javaman Nov 2021 #15
Fuck. They're declaring open season on all who oppose the Right. Tom Yossarian Joad Nov 2021 #17
Exactly. LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #44
Exactly what I've been saying. Initech Nov 2021 #119
They are already openly asking when they can start killing Democrats. Lonestarblue Nov 2021 #125
+1 ancianita Nov 2021 #161
SUE the fucker NOW bluestarone Nov 2021 #18
Exactly hot2na Nov 2021 #58
Can you sue a minor? melm00se Nov 2021 #197
Prob resolved last night, and then sleep on it. bucolic_frolic Nov 2021 #19
F**K Stuart G Nov 2021 #21
I couldn't have said it better myself. 😠😡🤬 ShazzieB Nov 2021 #151
This verdict will only increase the violence and the open carry of weapons in this country Pachamama Nov 2021 #23
+1 Auggie Nov 2021 #32
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #46
* 1 Stuart G Nov 2021 #89
Possibly on both sides now. hadEnuf Nov 2021 #213
Sorry, but I'm not surprised. shrike3 Nov 2021 #24
I'm right there with you SallyHemmings Nov 2021 #144
For me, it was when I saw the videos. Igel Nov 2021 #219
My heart bleeds for the VICTIMS and their families. Ziggysmom Nov 2021 #25
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #47
If I were a family member, I know what I would be doing. Lucky Luciano Nov 2021 #56
Post removed Post removed Nov 2021 #86
So you're okay with vigilante justice? dixiechiken1 Nov 2021 #92
How can you call the people Rittenhouse shot child rapists and wife beaters? I don't understand. Ziggysmom Nov 2021 #98
Because one of them was recently convicted of raping five boys cinematicdiversions Nov 2021 #104
So you think Rittenhouse knew anything about his victims? Maggiemayhem Nov 2021 #147
All half truths by you. It was neither recent, nor did anyone get beaten half to death. cayugafalls Nov 2021 #166
This, this, this. 1000 times THIS. 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆 dixiechiken1 Nov 2021 #208
You're very welcome. cayugafalls Nov 2021 #220
Thank you for mentioning this IzzaNuDay Nov 2021 #223
And Rittenhouse was smacking a teenage girl around in 2020 Bengus81 Nov 2021 #160
I agree neither belonged in the trial. cinematicdiversions Nov 2021 #170
So a claim of an 'a priori' defense is your argument? Prove to me that Rittenhouse knew his victims? cayugafalls Nov 2021 #171
I won't be crossing the St. Croix anytime soon. n/t geardaddy Nov 2021 #26
Sickening and frightening. Open season to shoot anyone protesting RW authoritative racism. Fla Dem Nov 2021 #27
damn right. i'm now very fearful for black & brown people especially onetexan Nov 2021 #101
I feel cilla4progress Nov 2021 #29
copy cats jonstl08 Nov 2021 #30
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #49
+33 more. n/t Harker Nov 2021 #80
You ain't just whistlin' Dixie. But they will be The judge and his Cult 45 buddies must be giddy. Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #114
Open season on Democrats. orangecrush Nov 2021 #33
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #51
Whatever provocation short of physical assault exboyfil Nov 2021 #68
You do you orangecrush Nov 2021 #96
Be safe out there exboyfil Nov 2021 #105
Of course.. orangecrush Nov 2021 #115
Yup... IrishAfricanAmerican Nov 2021 #75
Miscarriage of justice Marthe48 Nov 2021 #34
the signal is out DonCoquixote Nov 2021 #35
Wasn't he on trial for killing whites? milestogo Nov 2021 #40
Who were protesting injustices on blacks. Lucky Luciano Nov 2021 #59
They call the 47% of European-Americans who voted for Biden "race traitors, N-word lovers" etc. Marcuse Nov 2021 #91
I think you are right. Steelrolled Nov 2021 #62
It us a weird Germans bombed Pearl Harbor blind spot cinematicdiversions Nov 2021 #90
and Dems, libruls, LGBT, non-white or non-christo-fascist. This is an important tipping point. Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #120
Post removed Post removed Nov 2021 #136
Damn, Skippy The Magistrate Nov 2021 #138
OMG milestogo Nov 2021 #36
Pretty much what I expected Siwsan Nov 2021 #37
how long till Trumpm praises him DonCoquixote Nov 2021 #38
In just a few minuets fwvinson Nov 2021 #111
Well, Well, &Well...Kenosha just lost all tourist business, forever & forever.. Stuart G Nov 2021 #39
It'll probably increase reich-wing tourism though. geardaddy Nov 2021 #70
I wish I could say that I'm surprised. bluescribbler Nov 2021 #41
I am mildly surprised sarisataka Nov 2021 #43
This was expected, by me at least ismnotwasm Nov 2021 #45
I think victim's family can sue him in civil court left-of-center2012 Nov 2021 #48
I hope this is the next step and the murderer carries Marthe48 Nov 2021 #63
Like a punch to the gut---even though I predicted the result. Paladin Nov 2021 #50
Amen. Time to stand our ground Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #123
Back when I was young BillyBobBrilliant Nov 2021 #52
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #57
The judge seemed very happy with the verdict left-of-center2012 Nov 2021 #53
Obscene. musette_sf Nov 2021 #54
Going to let the three rednecks in Georgia off the hook too? Bengus81 Nov 2021 #55
It is also the mirror image of this case exboyfil Nov 2021 #73
True Polybius Nov 2021 #83
It would be shocking in the extreme exboyfil Nov 2021 #94
Probably BradAllison Nov 2021 #206
Map of Kenosha Wisconsin...Yes it is on Lake Michigan...nice views...Good By Tourism... Stuart G Nov 2021 #61
WTH that is sick. There is no justice. LiberalFighter Nov 2021 #66
It's now open season on anyone protesting....beware ashredux Nov 2021 #67
Absolutely obscene !! FailureToCommunicate Nov 2021 #69
I heard on Stephanie Miller this morning that Matt Gaetz wants to invite Rittenhouse to be an intern LaMouffette Nov 2021 #71
Why am I not surprised? Texin Nov 2021 #72
I would agree melm00se Nov 2021 #74
Hmmmm.....in a perfect world, yes. We are NOT in such a world ashredux Nov 2021 #99
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets melm00se Nov 2021 #124
Shroeder should be impeached for his antics! augyboston Nov 2021 #76
Anyone not surprised? Pas-de-Calais Nov 2021 #77
me. Cold blooded murder used to mean something Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #127
Open season now on protesters kimbutgar Nov 2021 #78
+1 LiberalLoner Nov 2021 #126
Will the Feds Old Crank Nov 2021 #81
He drove himself More_Cowbell Nov 2021 #95
Now you're just trolling. rockfordfile Nov 2021 #129
Former Federal Prosecutor on CNN saying she wasn't surprised. PBC_Democrat Nov 2021 #82
Beautiful Lake..Tourism Gone Forever !.Always known as city that cleared Rittenhouse/murderer Stuart G Nov 2021 #84
America's first woman llashram Nov 2021 #85
UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. dixiechiken1 Nov 2021 #87
He'll get an arsenal for Christmas from his sycophants. n/t Harker Nov 2021 #88
I do not know what to say anymore. Jarqui Nov 2021 #93
Disgusting but not surprising. Downtown Hound Nov 2021 #100
You do know he shot white people yes? cinematicdiversions Nov 2021 #108
It's about who goes to jail and who goes free Downtown Hound Nov 2021 #112
NOBODY IS SURPRISED, NOBODY toughtony Nov 2021 #103
Speak for yourself. ShazzieB Nov 2021 #183
Rotten Wild blueberry Nov 2021 #106
Very sad day for American jurisprudence iluvtennis Nov 2021 #107
Just like 1994, the reason for the acquittal Aviation Pro Nov 2021 #113
He knew from day one WestIndianArchie Nov 2021 #116
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Initech Nov 2021 #121
"Babyface" shooter got away with murder in Kenosha. NCjack Nov 2021 #128
This won't be the last we'll hear of him. Totally Tunsie Nov 2021 #130
He'll probably run for president at this rate. Initech Nov 2021 #164
Another Fat White Wannabe American Interregnum Nov 2021 #131
Zimmerman was Hispanic and a registered Democrat. n/t OnlinePoker Nov 2021 #139
Trump was registered as a democrat at one point. ForgoTheConsequence Nov 2021 #216
Fine. Go back to Illinois Jimbo S Nov 2021 #134
Is anyone really surprised by this? The way the judge and prosecutors were, it was a given JohnSJ Nov 2021 #135
"That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia." dchill Nov 2021 #141
This is a clear message. If you protest ANYTHING in America and are not a rightwing nut, you Ferrets are Cool Nov 2021 #143
I worry that we are now unoficially at war with the right wing. hadEnuf Nov 2021 #148
I am not really that surprised by the verdict. olegramps Nov 2021 #149
After the verdict came out, I read an account on wiki of what happened. Steelrolled Nov 2021 #191
Disgraceful cate94 Nov 2021 #152
The Hard Right now has a huge problem jmowreader Nov 2021 #153
Then the shooting wars start. LiberatedUSA Nov 2021 #156
So you prefer executions? ForgoTheConsequence Nov 2021 #215
No. LiberatedUSA Nov 2021 #217
And if one side brings a gun the other-side gets murdered. ForgoTheConsequence Nov 2021 #222
Was thinking much the same thing. Words and protest signs and strongly worded emails are not quite NoMoreRepugs Nov 2021 #159
This sets a dangerous precedent encouraging more vigilante style murder IronLionZion Nov 2021 #158
I don't know if it is a growing trend Steelrolled Nov 2021 #194
People who go looking for a fight IronLionZion Nov 2021 #209
Agreed, and in today's culture guns will almost always be present. Steelrolled Nov 2021 #211
That is the Zimmerman defense. AngryOldDem Nov 2021 #207
110 Percent White Privilege on full display djacq Nov 2021 #173
... ancianita Nov 2021 #175
I agree--open season now on liberals and protestors Bayard Nov 2021 #181
I hope they sue the daylights out of him and his mother in civil court Wicked Blue Nov 2021 #185
Reminiscent of OJ hamsterjill Nov 2021 #186
By the time he's 35 and eligible to run Trump will be 92 Polybius Nov 2021 #195
Rules you say? hamsterjill Nov 2021 #201
so now anyone can murder others with the south park defense... TrunKated Nov 2021 #187
omg I was so afraid of this. Rittenhouse is Murika. BeckyDem Nov 2021 #193
WTFH?! sakabatou Nov 2021 #196
This reminds me of George Zimmerman! healthnut7 Nov 2021 #199
I'm sorry - there's no justifiable reason for this FakeNoose Nov 2021 #200
My takeaway from the case is that... Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2021 #202
He'll be home for Thanksgiving with his family. AngryOldDem Nov 2021 #203
Knew it BradAllison Nov 2021 #204
Regardless, he will always be a killer Deminpenn Nov 2021 #212
According to the definition of the word, he has committed homicide. He admitted to it on the stand. George II Nov 2021 #214
It was all over after the aerial video was shown ripcord Nov 2021 #221
Was this an ALL WHITE jury? Raster Nov 2021 #224
No n/t Devil Child Nov 2021 #228
It wasn't self defense EndlessWire Nov 2021 #226
Post removed Post removed Nov 2021 #227
Sow the wind reap the whirlwind Marthe48 Nov 2021 #231
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