Two Black Men Made Self-Defense Claims Against Police This Year and Won

by Anthony Gockowski

 

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber (both white men) because of white supremacy, according to left-wing politicians and journalists.

Rittenhouse shot three people (all white), killing two, in a claimed self-defense incident after he was charged by left-wing rioters during unrest in Kenosha last year. A jury cleared him of all charges on Friday.

According to people like Rep. Cori Bush, Rittenhouse’s acquittal was “white supremacy in action.”

“This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free,” she said on Twitter.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said the verdict shows that “racism and white supremacy remain the bedrock of our legal system.”

“This is the system working just the way it was designed to work. Two systems of justice. Separate and inherently unequal,” added Minnesota Rep. Ruth Richardson.

An MSNBC writer claimed the Rittenhouse trial “was designed to protect white conservatives who kill.”

“This country was built on the idea that white men had a particular kind of freedom and a particular kind of citizenship that only they have that gives, you know, from the slave catchers on, the right to inflict violence in the name of protecting property,” said MSNBC host Joy Reid.

Two recent criminal cases directly contradict these narratives. On Friday, the same day Rittenhouse was acquitted, a black man named Andrew Coffee IV was found not guilty on charges of murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after claiming self-defense.

Minneapolis man Jaleel Stallings, who is black, was charged with attempted murder after he fired at police officers during the George Floyd riots. He claimed self-defense during his July trial and won.

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Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and reported for The Daily Caller.
 

 

 


Reprinted with permission from AlphaNewsMN.com

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  1. william delzell

    If it was a genuine case of self-defense, then I am glad they won. It is unfortunate that we have several police members and police forces who are unfit to wear the badge.

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