Twitter’s Response to the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Kyle Rittenhouse
by Bold Staff


Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges on Friday, ending the highly publicized trial in Madison, Wis. On Aug. 25, 2020, Rittenhouse, 18, fatally shot two men and wounded a third during protests in Kenosha, Wis. Jury selection began on Nov. 1, 2021, and the final verdict has come after four days of jury deliberation. Rittenhouse was acquitted on all seven counts, which included the serious first-degree reckless homicide, primarily claiming self-defense. This high-profile case has become the center of the political and cultural discourse surrounding self-defense, guns, racism, media, and the judicial system. Here are ten responses to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

10 responses to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

  1. @MrAndyNgo shares screenshots of accounts that “are inciting mass violence on Twitter.”

2. @Public_Citizen shares a graphic contrasting the Rittenhouse situation to that of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

3. @DrPaulGosar says, “As I said last year, obviously self-defense,” and he will “arm wrestle @mattgaetz” to get Rittenhouse as an intern.

4. @ava shares statements from John Huber and Karen Bloom, parents of Rittenhouse victim Anthony Huber, saying the verdict “sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence…”

5. @benshaprio says, “Anyone with a prefrontal cortex who had watched the trial for more than 30 seconds knew” that not guilty was the right verdict.

6. @QasimRashid compares the Rittenhouse verdict to three other not guilty verdicts where the victims were unarmed, saying, “The system isn’t broken—it was built this way.”

7. @tedcruz said that “a whole lot of media outlets and Hollywood celebrities are going to be hiring defamation lawyers.”

8. @CoriBush calls the case “white supremacy in action.”

9. @megynkelly says, “Justice was done.”

10. @keithboykin says Rittenhouse is “proof that white people can still break the law…”

– – –

Photo “Kyle Rittenhouse” by Kenosha County Courthouse. 










Reprinted with permission from BOLD TV

Related posts