Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother drove him from Antioch, Illinois, across state lines to Kenosha, Wisc., with his AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle, prior to a night of Black Lives Matter protests and civil unrest in Kenosha in the wake of a white police officer shooting and killing Jacob Blake, a Black man, in 2020. There, Rittenhouse shot and killed two men — Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26 — plus injured a third. Rittenhouse was put on trial for homicide with a total of five charges in the shootings; the defense argued the shootings were in self-defense. It was a case that touched on race and gun rights issues that have divided the nation.
NBA players took to social media to react to the verdict.
The System Is Broken.
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) November 19, 2021
not surprised at all , smh …
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) November 19, 2021
— 13am Adebayo💥 (@Bam1of1) November 19, 2021
they show sympathy to those they see themselves in…
— solomon hill (@solohill) November 19, 2021
Guess the forced tears worked..
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 19, 2021
Its a fucked up country we live in
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) November 19, 2021
Ain’t no way
— PJ Washington (@PJWashington) November 19, 2021
I’m not even surprised!
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) November 19, 2021
NBA players react to Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal in Wisconsin originally appeared on NBCSports.com