Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court “smiling” after unexpected verdict

Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who killed two people in protests for George Floyd, was seen leaving the Kenosha court “smiling” after an u...

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  • Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who killed two people in protests for George Floyd, was seen leaving the Kenosha court “smiling” after an unexpected verdict.
  • This Friday, the grand jury delivered its final verdict on the charges against Kyle Rittenhouse.
  • The young man listened attentively and fell to the floor crying, and then he ended up hugging one of his lawyers next to him.

WITHOUT REMORSE? Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people in protests for George Floyd. He was caught when he leaves the Kenosha court ‘smiling’ after an unexpected verdict. Meanwhile hundreds of people protest against the final decision of the jury.

This Friday, the grand jury offered its final verdict on the charges against Kyle Rittenhouse and apparently the decision was liked by the young man, because he was caught smiling as he left the courts aboard a black Chevrolet Equinox.

Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court ‘smiling’ after unexpected verdict

Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court 'smiling' after unexpected verdict
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It was time to read the verdict and the young man stood up, looking deeply shocked, to hear what his fate would be. Thus, a representative of the jury stood up and declared Kyle Rittenhouse NOT GUILTY of the charges against him for the murder of two men during the protests in favor of George Floyd.

Rittenhouse, 18, claimed self-defense amid the heated demonstrations and that was enough to convince the jury to acquit him of all charges. The young man listened attentively and fell to the ground crying, then ended up hugging one of his lawyers who was next to him.

Does Rittenhouse mock or smile at the verdict?

Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court 'smiling' after unexpected verdict
Photo: AP

The shock and tears did not last long, because minutes later he was photographed by The Sun as he walked out of court smiling on Friday. The young man, found not guilty of killing two people, drove off in the back seat of a black Chevrolet Equinox as a free man.

Kyle Rittenhouse had been charged with five counts, including murder, attempted murder and reckless endangerment. All this after, in the summer of 2020, two people were killed and a third was injured when the young man opened fire with an AR-style semiautomatic rifle at a crowd protesting police violence against African Americans.

A racism problem?

Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court 'smiling' after unexpected verdict
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Rittenhouse, who is a former youth police cadet, could have been sentenced to life in prison if the jury found him guilty of first-degree manslaughter, the most serious charge he faced. The story was another and he was completely free. SEE THE IMAGE HERE.

The case of the young white man was deliberated for three and a half days by a jury with a white majority. As expected, the decision generated a reaction of discontent in the African-American community, which considered Rittenhouse guilty and hoped that justice would be done for the deaths of these two men.

“I defended myself”

Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court 'smiling' after unexpected verdict
Photo: AP

During the trial, Rittenhouse claimed self-defense and in his statement to the jury he said: “I did nothing wrong. I defended myself”. The young man sobbed as he told his version of the story, in which he said that he shot after Rosenbaum (one of the victims) chased him and took his gun. The young man added that he was afraid that his rifle would also be taken from him to kill him.

He also recalled that Huber (the second victim) had hit him on the head and neck with a skateboard; while he shot Grosskreutz after he drew his pistol and pointed it at Rittenhouse. Based on this story and supported by a video, Rittenhouse based his defense.

Demonstrations and discontent

Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court 'smiling' after unexpected verdict
Photo: AP

Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder, who presided over the trial against Rittenhouse, before firing them, told jurors that the court would take “all steps” to ensure their safety. The protests over the final verdict irritated hundreds of citizens, but also some leaders who considered the decision unfair.

“Over the past few weeks, many have feared the outcome that we just witnessed,” said Mandela Barnes, the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, who is black. “The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is what we should expect from our judicial system, but that standard does not always apply equally” and added “We have seen so many young black and brown men murdered, only to be tried posthumously, while the judge virtually demanded the innocence of Kyle Rittenhouse ”.

Kamala Harris: “Much work remains to be done”

 Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court 'smiling' after unexpected verdict
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“Today’s verdict speaks for itself,” Vice President Kamala Harris said of the decision in the Rittenhouse case. “I have spent most of my career working to make our criminal justice system more equitable. It is clear, there is still a lot of work to be done,” she added.

The decision also ends up complicating the political landscape for President Biden, who now finds himself caught between Democrats outraged by the ‘unfair’ decision and Republicans seeking to exploit the Rittenhouse issue to delve into issues of racial injustice.

Biden vs. Trump

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Unlike Kamala Harris, who expressed discomfort with the final jury decision, former President Trump defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, just a week after the young man killed two protesters and injured another during protests in Kenosha, in Wisconsin.

During a press conference at the White House, when he was still in office, Trump refused to convict Kyle Rittenhouse, who on August 25 showed up in Kenosha armed with an assault rifle to patrol with a group of armed militiamen and coordinated with the Police, and that killed two protesters in addition to injuring a third.

Trump’s opinion

Kyle Rittenhouse Trump protests Kenosha
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“We are evaluating that, but you saw the same video as me and he was trying to get away from them (the protesters), I guess, and he fell and they attacked him very violently. They probably would have killed him, ”Trump responded to the question of why he doesn’t convict Rittenhouse.

Protests broke out in Kenosha in 2020 after a white police officer fired seven shots at African-American Jacob Blake, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. George Floyd’s previous story also added fuel to the fire of those who demonstrated against police rudeness against African Americans.

A video for your defense

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A video of the incident shows Kyle Rittenhouse running into a Kenosha parking lot, pursued by a 36-year-old white man identified as Joseph Rosenbaum, who threw what appears to be a plastic bag but failed to hit the teenager, who later hit him. shot at least five times and killed him. Rittenhouse was on the run as protesters demanded to arrest him because he had shot Rosenbaum, at which point the teenager fell and then pointed the rifle at those who were pursuing him, who tried to disarm him.

One of the protesters, 26-year-old white man Anthony Huber, tried to hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard to take the gun from him, but the teenager shot him in the chest and killed him, before wounding a third protester, Gaige, in the arm. Grosskreutz, who was carrying a pistol, according to court documents. Kyle Rittenhouse leaves court ‘smiling’ after unexpected verdict.

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