Supervisor Taylor Statement on the Rittenhouse Verdict
“Today’s verdict highlights the immense bias our criminal justice system has towards preserving the innocence of white men, even those accused of horrific crimes,” said Supervisor Sequanna Taylor. “While I am disappointed with the verdict in this case, I hope the community of Kenosha can begin to heal and focus on those greatly affected by the actions that took place during the summer of 2020. This case has brought a lot of national attention to Wisconsin and people across the nation are now looking at us to see how we proceed.”
On August 25, 2020 then 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines from his home in Antioch, Ill. with an AR-15 style rifle during protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police. That night, Rittenhouse shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse also shot Gaige Grosskreutz, who survived the shooting.
A report released in October by The Sentencing Project found that while Black people make up just six percent of Wisconsin’s population, 42% of Wisconsin’s prison population is Black.
- Back in the News: The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse - Bruce Murphy - Feb 28th, 2022
- Op Ed: Rittenhouse Verdict Gives New Defense For Killing - Ion Meyn - Dec 20th, 2021
- Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College - Henry Redman - Dec 1st, 2021
- Data Wonk: Rittenhouse Feared His Rifle Endangered Him - Bruce Thompson - Nov 24th, 2021
- Rittenhouse Says ‘Self-Defense Was On Trial’ - Shawn Johnson - Nov 23rd, 2021
- Murphy’s Law: After Rittenhouse, Expect More Vigilantes - Bruce Murphy - Nov 22nd, 2021
- Rep. Robyn Vining: Statement on Rittenhouse Verdict - State Rep. Robyn Vining - Nov 19th, 2021
- Attorney General Kaul Statement on the Verdict in Wisconsin v. Rittenhouse - Wisconsin Department of Justice - Nov 19th, 2021
- Supervisor Taylor Statement on the Rittenhouse Verdict - Sup. Sequanna Taylor - Nov 19th, 2021
- Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts - WPR Staff - Nov 19th, 2021
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