By Jared Evan After a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday, the far left predictably exploded online with cries of racism and anti-American hatred.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found innocent of murdering two white men and attempting to murder another white man; however, in an alternative universe, Rittenhouse exercised his “white privilege” in a show of violent “white supremacy”, as he hunted down innocent peaceful black protestors.
Thru media deception and omission, millions of Americans to this day still believe Kyle Rittenhouse hunted down innocent, black protestors, and the case had nothing to do with self-defense.
Forgotten in this alternate reality was the extensive damage to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the actual shooting of Jacob Black by the Kenosha police.
City property valued at $2 million was destroyed by rioters, including garbage trucks, street lights, and traffic signals. Damage to private property could be as high as $50 million, according to estimates from the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. This includes the 100-year-old Danish Brotherhood Lodge which was burned down when 40 buildings were destroyed and an additional 100 buildings damaged.
At the time of the Jason Blake shooting in Kenosha, the nation had been engulfed by BLM protests and violent riots in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. The police shooting morphed quickly at the time, in media and on social without any regard for the actual facts as to what happened.
On August 23, 2020, Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was shot and seriously injured by police officer Rusten Sheskey in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sheskey shot Blake in the back four times and the side three times when Blake opened the driver’s door to his girlfriend’s rented SUV and began to turn towards Sheskey. Sheskey said that he believed he was about to be stabbed since Blake was carrying a knife. Earlier during the encounter, Blake had been tasered by two officers, but they failed to restrain Blake, summarized by Wall Street Journal.
Blake had a warrant for his arrest from July, based on charges of third-degree sexual assault, trespassing, and disorderly conduct in connection with domestic abuse. Both Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and the Kenosha Professional Police Association stated that the officers dispatched on August 23 were aware of the pending warrant for Blake before they arrived on the scene.’
Blake’s shooting, turned into a tale of an innocent black man, brutally gunned down by the police, and then the riots began, resulting in Kyle Rittenhouse arriving at the scene on August 25th, the third night of violent protests.
Rittenhouse, who went with intentions of being a good samaritan, trying to protect local businesses, armed with his AR-15, resulted in the 2 killings of dangerous and just released from a psychiatric ward, convicted pedophile and protestor Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and another man with a history of violence, nearby Silver Lake resident Anthony Huber, 26. The video from the riots showed Rittenhouse was chased by the angry, mob of “social justice” protestors and the deaths were the result of self-defense.
Even after all the truth has been exposed, the narrative has been built of a crazed white supremacist, who hunted down innocent black protesters, who were protesting the unjust shooting of an innocent Jacob Blake by the cops. Lost in all the deception and narrative building were the facts of the police shooting, the background of Rittenhoue’s 2 victims, the circumstances which lead to their death, and the violent and destructive nature of the Kenosha protests.
The stunning response from politicians, media personalities, leftist influencers, and activists, demonstrate that either millions of Americans are so misinformed they really believe the false narratives surrounding Jacob Blake’s shooting and Kyle Rittenhoue’s actions at the protest, or the second and more nefarious possibility: many on the “progressive” or “woke” left fully understand all the facts, yet chose to lie incessantly, keeping the false narrative alive to further their political goals, mainly ending the 2nd amendment, creating racial tensions and attacking the concept of self-defense.
One of the other big misperceptions in the case was the claim that Rittenhouse crossed state lines with a weapon. This was proven empirically false , yet this claim is still repeated even by elected officials, as we shall see.
Below is a rundown of what the progressive left are saying on Twitter, from the media to elected officials and all in between.
Black Lives Matter tweeted the verdict is “meant to protect and uphold white supremacy”:
LeVar Burton tweeted there are two forms of justice in America:
A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee adviser tweeted there was no justice and there will be no peace:
Wajahat Ali tweeted the verdict is “painful.” In a separate tweet, he suggested, “It’s good to be a white murderer”:
Former ESPN anchor and now writer for the Atlantic suggested that outrage is appropriate in consideration of the innocent verdict:
The Public Citizen organization suggested the verdict was decided by race, as Rittenhouse killed two white men:
Occupy Democrats organization complained Rittenhouse will “walk free” from defending himself during the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots:
MSNBC contributor Julian Castro suggested that if Rittenhouse was “Black he would have been found guilty”:
Keith Boykin said the verdict only shows that “white people can break the law… and get away with it”:
Matthew Cortland tweeted the verdict serves as “permission to white supremacists” and “has, once again, endorsed domestic terrorism”:
MSNBC anchor blamed the judge for the jurors’ verdict:
President of the National Education Association said the verdict “threatens the safety of all of us”:
Rosanna Arquette revealed the acquittal is “a crime in itself”:
The Attorney General of New York said “this is a dark day for our justice system”:
Rabbi Jill Zimmerman said the verdict made her cry and that Rittenhouse crossed state lines with an AR15 in contradiction of the evidence presented in court:
Keeping the false narrative alive
Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today.
The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people.
To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement. https://t.co/TwaI2ghgM5
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 19, 2021
BREAKING: #KyleRittenhouse verdict: NOT GUILTY.
The moral of this story: If you’re gonna illegally cross state lines with an illegally-acquired AR-15 and walk through a riot, killing 2 people…just be white…
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) November 19, 2021
Lies and deception from NAACP, a peaceful protest with $50 million of damage.
The verdict in the #KyleRittenhouse case is a travesty and fails to deliver justice on behalf of those who lost their lives as they peacefully assembled to protest against police brutality and violence.
— NAACP (@NAACP) November 19, 2021
Unhinged, anti- American lunacy
What we are witnessing is a system functioning as designed and protecting those it was designed for.
My heart still breaks for the communities and families whose grief now compounds, and the countless others who will be denied and deprived in similar scenes across the country.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2021