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In the Rittenhouse Case, the Justice System Worked

Judge Bruce Schroeder listens during Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., November 19, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/Pool via Reuters)

Mere minutes elapsed between the end of the Rittenhouse trial and the arrival of the unsolicited hot takes. Responding to the decision, the attorney general of New York, Letitia James, explained that “as a lawyer, I respect jury verdicts,” but confirmed nevertheless that the existence of a jury verdict that she dislikes had convinced her that “our system needs to be uprooted.” On Twitter, Colin Kaepernick echoed this sentiment, proposing that the decision “further validates the need to abolish our current system.” From New York City, Mayor Bill DeBlasio called the trial “a miscarriage of justice.” In an email blast,

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