Kamala Harris: Rittenhouse Verdict Shows ‘There’s A Lot More Work To Do’

Vice President Kamala Harris talks to American and French press reporters throughout an interview in Paris, France, November 12, 2021. (Sarahbeth Maney/Pool by means of Reuters)

Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday stated Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal is proof that the criminal justice system requires to be reformed to be more “equitable.”

“The verdict really speaks for itself,” Harris informed press reporters. “As many of you know, I’ve spent a majority of my career working to make the criminal-justice system more equitable, and clearly, there’s a lot more work to do.”

Rittenhouse was discovered not guilty on all charges after shooting 3 individuals, eliminating 2, throughout the riots in Kenosha, Wis., last August. He was detained on August 26, 2020, and was at first arraigned on charges of first-degree deliberate murder, first-degree careless murder, tried first-degree deliberate careless murder, failure to comply with an emergency situation order from a city government, and belongings of a harmful weapon.

While the prosecution worked to depict Rittenhouse as a “wannabe soldier” who went to Kenosha trying to find difficulty, Rittenhouse’s lawyers argued that he acted in self-defense.

President Biden on Friday revealed dissatisfaction at the decision, though he motivated Americans to accept the jury’s choice. 

“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” Biden stated in a declaration. “I worked on a pledge to bring Americans together, since I think that what joins us is far higher than what divides us.  I understand that we’re not going to recover our nation’s injuries overnight, however I stay unfaltering in my dedication to do whatever in my power to guarantee that every American is dealt with similarly, with fairness and self-respect, under the law.

“I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law,” he included. “Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.”

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.