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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:02 AM

Kyle Rittenhouse Has Gotten Away With Murder--as Predicted

Kyle Rittenhouse Has Gotten Away With Murder—as Predicted
Rittenhouse’s acquittal is not a “miscarriage” of justice, as some might claim. It is our white justice system working as intended.




No doubt, some people will express shock at the verdict over the next few days. But Rittenhouse’s freedom is not a “miscarriage” of justice—it is our white justice system working as intended. This system is designed to free people like Rittenhouse: white vigilantes who kill to maintain the best interests of whiteness. It doesn’t always work (I still believe the people who lynched Ahmaud Arbery will be found guilty). But it works often enough (see George Zimmerman) that it gives comfort and confidence to any white person who clearly realizes that they might do an obviously illegal and violent thing (like, say, storm the US Capitol) and either get away with it completely or receive a light punishment.

We know that the system does not work this way for Black people. It is difficult even to imagine a similar set of circumstances for a Black defendant. Nobody honestly thinks that a Black teenager who got an illegal gun and then crossed state lines to shoot up a MAGA protest would be greeted by a sympathetic Black judge, in front of a predominately Black jury; be lauded by prominent Black leaders; enjoy favorable media coverage; and then walk free. Nobody credible thinks that. In point of fact, here is the full and complete list of Black teenagers who have killed two people at a MAGA rally to defend their community: …


Rittenhouse, however, shot and killed two people at a protest against police violence with an illegally obtained gun, and even the illegal gun charge was dropped against him. And that is precisely how a majority of white people want the white justice system to work. By their votes in elections (including elections for judges like Bruce Schroeder); their lack of support for criminal justice reform; and the cold reality that prosecutors favor white jurors when the defendants are Black, while defense attorneys favor white jurors when the defendants are white, we see that a majority of white people choose things to be this way. They want a system that will be, if not sympathetic, at least empathetic toward eruptions of white violence, while swift and harsh toward Black people accused of crime. We don’t have to live with a biased criminal justice system; white people, enough of them, just like it that way.

So white violence will continue, unabated. The Rittenhouse case started with a cop, Rusten Sheskey, shooting a Black man, Jacob Blake, in the back, six times, permanently paralyzing him. The cop was not punished. The outrage at that violence led to protests, which attracted another violent white boy, Rittenhouse, who killed two people. Now, Rittenhouse will not be punished. If you are the next violent white person, why would you ever worry about being held accountable for whatever despicable act you are planning? All we can hope for is that the next Sheskey or Rittenhouse isn’t gunning for us, or somebody we love.

There is no justice. And there is no peace. And if you complain about that, white people will show up to shoot you. Just like a majority of white people want them to.

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/kyle-rittenhouse-verdict/

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Reply Kyle Rittenhouse Has Gotten Away With Murder--as Predicted (Original post)
Demovictory9 Wednesday OP
uponit7771 Wednesday #1
samnsara Wednesday #2
MontanaMama Wednesday #12
GoCubsGo Wednesday #16
Sympthsical Wednesday #3
Demovictory9 Wednesday #5
Sympthsical Wednesday #6
Solomon Wednesday #9
Sympthsical Wednesday #11
BlackSkimmer Wednesday #15
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Dr. Strange Wednesday #17
BlackSkimmer Wednesday #18
FakeNoose Wednesday #4
Hekate Wednesday #13
Heartstrings Wednesday #7
Bettie Wednesday #8
BlackSkimmer Wednesday #19
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BlackSkimmer Wednesday #23
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:11 AM

1. 17 yr olds can open carry fully loaded AR15s at night in the state of Wisconsin, that's screwed up

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:22 AM

2. hes got an entire lifetime to re offend, and he will.......they always do

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Response to samnsara (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:13 PM

12. Indeed.

He will be emboldened by the far right and that won’t end well for him. He’s not smart enough to wisely spend the capital he’s just been given…he will squander it and end up in trouble again.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:36 PM

16. The next time probably isn't going to end as well, I suspect.

He got off in the short-term, but I don't think this will go well for him in the long-run. This will haunt him for the rest of his life. There will be civil suits that will suck up years of his life, along with any money he'll ever have. And, he'll spend the rest of his life having to look over his shoulder, knowing that there are a lot of people out there who hate his doughy ass, including some who might want to take the law into their own hands the way he did. It's just a matter of time before his right wing sugar daddies get bored and move on from him, too. He'll have an entire lifetime, but I'm betting it's not going to be a pleasant one.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:27 AM

3. Or all the evidence pointed to an acquittal

But that isn't allowed by the Narrative constructed, so we have to write lengthy articles like this to salve the wound.

And you know, this whole, "If Rittenhouse was black . . ." thing, apart from being lazy, got a rebuttal the very same day. Andrew Coffee, a black man who fired at police during a drug raid, was acquitted of murder charges the same day as the Rittenhouse verdict.

The guy shot at police.

But narrative. Run with it. It's an easier, more comforting thing than reality.

And the article is wrong. The gun wasn't illegal.

Seriously. Basic facts. The author is uninterested.

Plus the whole article just comes off as racist. "Guys. Why are we starting to lose the suburbs in elections?"

Super mystery.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:53 AM

5. wander over from free republic?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:55 AM

6. Nah, just a fan of true things

Not a fan of narratives.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:01 PM

9. More like a fan of denial.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:06 PM

11. I'm not the one writing articles with basic facts wrong

If one cannot even start from a place of truth, what follows isn't going to be any better.

I have a political ideology - not a religion.

Would that it were so more universally.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:24 PM

15. If you want to see denial, go read some of the parade massacre threads.

“Poor fella was scared, didn’t know it was parade day, was actually trying to avoid hitting people, maybe he was drunk, forced into it by the white justice system….”

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:22 PM

14. Funny, can't remember seeing any threads on that acquittal.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:39 PM

17. In fact...

Funny, can't remember seeing any threads on that acquittal.

there was one: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216076014

But it flew under a lot of radars. For some reason.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:55 PM

18. Well, good to see at least one.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:30 AM

4. I used to think that 17-year-old troublemakers can be rehabilitated

... but now I'm not so sure.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:19 PM

13. However Kyle's not a "troublemaker," he's an actual murderer

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:55 AM

7. Rusten Sheskey is a horrible person and LEO.

About 2 years ago, Kenosha LEO’s were dispatched to a friends house/alley (that just happens to overlook where Joseph Rosenbaum was murdered) on an attempted breaking and entering call. “Officer” Sheskey responded with his partner and proceeded to interrogate my friend like she was guilty of “something”. Next the officer directed his partner to the other side of the house and while still in the alley where the break in occurred, Sheskey attempted to sexually assault my friend. The other officer “interrupted” him in the act but when called on it he denied he saw anything.

She got no justice and suffers PTSD as a result.

Obviously Sheskey is still on the force.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:57 AM

8. He predicted this from the beginning

White right wing males don't get convicted very often, they are protected by the racism inherent in our system.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:56 PM

19. I wonder why there's so many skinheads in prison?

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:01 PM

20. There are a lot more black men in prison

than white skinheads.

Are you really thinking that the justice system is too mean to white men?

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Response to Bettie (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:21 PM

23. I don't think I said that.

In fact, I know I didn’t. Nice try, though.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:05 PM

10. He can still be charged with a federal crime.

 

But I'm betting this DOJ wont do it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:14 PM

21. Gun culture deserves much blame.

In most of the civilized world without a normalized deadly gun culture it would never even occur to a young person to take an assault rifle to a protest--even if they could somehow get their hands on one which is unlikely.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:31 PM

22. I look at it as they were sending a message.

And that message is: "Don't fuck with us". Which is the same message most cults send to their detractors.

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