The Jury Finds Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty

Kyle Rittenhouse with AR-15 appears unfazed after killing Joseph Rosenbaum (in foreground).

The Shooting Victims

Joseph Rosenbaum was a 36 year old with a 3 year old daughter from Waco, Texas. He was the first victim. According to multiple witnesses after a verbal altercation he chased Rittenhouse into a used parking lot and threw a plastic bag at Rittenhouse who then shot him right in the head. He died instantly. He murderer then called someone he knew before a small crowd realized he had killed someone and was holding an AR-15 weapon.

Just seconds after Huber was fatally shot (seen on the right) Gaige Grosskreutz approaches with hands held up.

Normalizes Violence Against Others

The biggest takeaway from this trail is that there is no justice for the victims of gun violence. There is no justice for Rosenbaum or Huber. There is only the normalization that it’s now okay for teens with happy trigger fingers to automatically shoot then ask questions later. What if instead of people in their twenties and thirties, the victims are your sons and daughters in middle and high school? Is it rational for you not to seek justice if a 17 year old guns them down? Should the 17 year old face no consequences while you and your loved grieve the loss of your kid? It is perfectly normal to kill others after starting arguments with other people?



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