Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty on all counts — and Twitter is in uproar.
The teenager was cleared first-degree intentional homicide, 2 counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree attempted intentional homicide, after shooting two people dead and wounding a third with an AR-15 rifle during the Kenosha riots in August 2020.
His lawyers had argued it was in self-defense — and according Friday’s verdict — successfully.
So Kyle knowingly asked a friend to illegally buy him a gun. Then he took that gun to an in person situation that he was not asked to be at. Murdered people. Took illegal gun across state lines. NOT GUILTY? He legit did all of this.
I knew Rittenhouse would be acquitted but it is gutting to witness the inevitable, to know there will be no consequences for the judge, and to know Rittenhouse and others like him will be more emboldened to be openly white supremacist vigilantes. It’s hollowing.
There were some from the conservative side of Twitter however, who felt the verdict was the correct one:
The jury got it right—finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges. The fact that charges were brought before any serious investigation is evidence that the government was motivated by politics, which itself should be considered criminal.