Several people protesting against Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal were injured when a car drove into their demonstration in Connecticut. About 15-20 protesters were blocking portions of a roadway, holding signs and chanting Saturday evening in Manchester when a black car with Massachusetts plates drove toward them, and organizers believe the man intended to hurt them, reported WTIC-TV.Continue reading “‘Vigilante’ driver plows into group protesting Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal”
For the first time, think tank labeled the United States as a “backsliding democracy.” Meanwhile, many on the right attempt to celebrate Kyle Rittenhouse. Chris Hayes discusses why the rise of vigilante justice is an “existential threat” to democracy.
On Friday, NPR reported that extreme right groups are rejoicing at the acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse — and are fantasizing about instigating more violence in their private channels. “In one Telegram channel for the far-right Proud Boys, some noted they had taken the day off work to await the verdict,” reported Odette Yousef. “‘There’s stillContinue reading “Proud Boys call for ‘stacking up’ bodies ‘like cord wood’ after Rittenhouse verdict”
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld spoke out in defense of Kyle Rittenhouse on Thursday, saying the 18-year-old “did the right thing” when he shot two people at a racial justice protest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is currently on trial, charged with murder. Gutfeld said, “People say that Rittenhouse never should have gone to Kenosha. The deadContinue reading “Fox News’ Gutfeld: Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Did the Right Thing’ in Shooting”
The judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial apparently forgot to silence his cellphone when the proceedings returned from lunch on Wednesday, revealing to the world that his ringtone is Lee Greenwood’s cheesy patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” Following a one-hour break in the prosecution’s heated cross-examination of Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused murderer’s defense arguedContinue reading “Judge’s ‘God Bless the USA’ Ringtone Blares During Rittenhouse Trial”
After a grueling selection process, opening statements in the case against three white men accused of chasing down and killing Mr. Arbery are expected to begin on Friday. After a grueling process that lasted two and a half weeks, a jury was selected on Wednesday in the trial of the three white men accused ofContinue reading “In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected”
The Young Turks’ Emma Vigeland (https://Twitter.com/EmmaVigeland) breaks down a disturbing unearthed video of Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth ranting to reporters about “warehousing” black people so they cannot procreate.
The parents of one of the men shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during protests in Kenosha last year are suing the Kenosha Police Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, claiming law enforcement allowed Rittenhouse to harm peaceful protesters in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. John Huber and Karen Bloom filed the constitutionalContinue reading “Parents of Anthony Huber, fatally shot by Kyle Rittenhouse, file lawsuit against Kenosha law enforcement”
A Norfolk Police lieutenant has been fired after donating to a Kyle Rittenhouse support fund using his city email address, according to a press release on Tuesday. William Kelly reportedly made the donation last fall, and commented, “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong…Every rank and fileContinue reading “Virginia Cop Fired After Donating to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Fund”
Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans A data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that serving police officers and public officials have donated money to fundraisers for accused vigilante murderers, far-right activists, and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans. InContinue reading “US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals”