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Statement on the Verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Statement

November 19, 2021

Press Contacts:
Sarai Bejarano | Manager of Traditional & Digital Media | [email protected] | 212-739-7581
 

Statement on the Verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial 

On Friday, November 19th, 2021 Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges in the Kenosha shootings.

The following is a statement issued by LatinoJustice PRLDEF President and General Counsel, Lourdes M. Rosado on the verdict: 

"Today's verdict acquitting Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges after he murdered two people in a horrific act of vigilantism reinforces a dangerous dichotomy in the U.S. justice system. A system in which hate-filled white males who commit violence can be viewed as hapless children while black and brown teens are vilified as irredeemable villains is inherently unjust. This verdict makes us all less safe and we must continue to advocate for changes to a justice system that empowers a privileged few."

 

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About LatinoJustice
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more information about LatinoJustice, visit www.latinojustice.org