On Friday afternoon, a 12-person jury found Kyle Rittenhouse “not guilty” of all charges relating to an incident that took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.
Rittenhouse had faced six charges (one dismissed during trial) after fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during the civil unrest that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The jury ultimately decided that Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense.
Following news of the verdict, several current and former members of the New York Giants took to Twitter with their reactions.
The American justice system is clearly broken. What happened in Wisconsin today is the definition of privilege!
— Chris Canty (@ChrisCanty99) November 19, 2021
Crazy thing is nobody is surprised about that verdict #GoodoleUSA
— JEROME LANE (@INTHELANE_7) November 19, 2021
So Rittenhouse ordeal should never have happened. Worst parenting decision to take a minor to mass civil unrest. In Wisconsin prosecutors overcharged considering their laws. Civil lawsuits will be interesting as burden of proof drops considerably.
— Jumbo Elliott (@JumboElliott76) November 19, 2021
We all knew this George Zimmerman BS was happening for this murderer Kyle Rittenhouse.
His mother drove him to Kenosha to do what he ultimately did.
All this does is invite vigilantes taking to the streets. https://t.co/LPAt5kW9DQ
— George Wrighster III (@georgewrighster) November 19, 2021
I’m saddened, but not surprised.
I’m sick, but not shocked.
I’m disgusted, but not derailed.
Equality is not a finish line we cross, but a road we travel. I’m reminded we still have a great distance to go. #KyleRittenhouse
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) November 19, 2021
people love standing up for our broken system
— cat man (@dmainy_13) November 19, 2021
The systems aren’t broken. They’re running perfectly as they were designed
— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) November 19, 2021
I’ll just say this much on the recent verdict. If you did not watch the trial, if you don’t know what evidence was provided, if you don’t know the case in it’s entirety, your opinion is not valid. Can’t do a book report on a book you never read.
— Alex Bachman (@AlexBachman) November 19, 2021