Society/Culture Kyle Rittenhouse

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the_interloper

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If the shoe was on the other foot, and it was say an Africa or Asian American who went to one of those nutjob Proud Boys rallies/protests and shot up/killed a couple of crazy loons who attended that protest, do you think most of the people happy Rittenhouse got off.

Think you are being a bit naive if you think Race has not clouded many people's biases in this case, at least in the US.
I don’t quite understand your point but in your scenario I’d say the right would support the shooters being convicted and the left would support the shooters.
 

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He is being given the red carpet treatment by those that have been telling him he had done nothing wrong. The cult of the celebrity is too hard to pass up for him and his family.

Not sure I would mark him for life for this photo or the media campaign.
I’d tend to agree. The photo ops are becoming really distasteful for mine, I don’t blame him for meeting Trump and getting a photo that’s for sure.
 

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I’d tend to agree. The photo ops are becoming really distasteful for mine, I don’t blame him for meeting Trump and getting a photo that’s for sure.
If he were a sensible kid with a good head on his shoulders, he wouldn't have travelled to Kenosha with an AR-15. But everyone has to remember he is still young and being easily led by the talking heads on the tele. If anything, hope he gets paid by the Fox News of the world to pay for his education. He has done a sh*t thing (lawful or not lawful, it is still taking 2 lives) and no doubt it will weigh on him as he gets older.
 

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If he really did come out and say he supports people protesting for better treatment of black populations, and publicly rejected advances to appear on the worst of the alt-right shows, picked a balanced, professional news organisation to talk to, that would probably get many people to at least listen to his own side of the story.

I know I would more readily accept that he isn’t revelling in the notoriety as it looks like he is now.
Hmm, maybe.

Thats more an active image rehabilitation effort, a bit different from simply taking some time to yourself, shutting up and going away.
 

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If he were a sensible kid with a good head on his shoulders, he wouldn't have travelled to Kenosha with an AR-15. But everyone has to remember he is still young and being easily led by the talking heads on the tele. If anything, hope he gets paid by the Fox News of the world to pay for his education. He has done a sh*t thing (lawful or not lawful, it is still taking 2 lives) and no doubt it will weigh on him as he gets older.
Prime candidate for being found dead from an od in a mid western motel in twenty odd
years time.
 

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If he were a sensible kid with a good head on his shoulders, he wouldn't have travelled to Kenosha with an AR-15. But everyone has to remember he is still young and being easily led by the talking heads on the tele. If anything, hope he gets paid by the Fox News of the world to pay for his education. He has done a sh*t thing (lawful or not lawful, it is still taking 2 lives) and no doubt it will weigh on him as he gets older.
True, I mean he’ll be hassled by those bloody Proud boys, he’d be a great figure head for them. But would be a good ending for him to go to college and make something of himself.

I watched Stephen Crowder’s reaction to the verdict and he cheered like it was Warneys 700th wicket, not very classy.
 

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True, I mean he’ll be hassled by those bloody Proud boys, he’d be a great figure head for them. But would be a good ending for him to go to college and make something of himself.

I watched Stephen Crowder’s reaction to the verdict and he cheered like it was Warneys 700th wicket, not very classy.
Classy is a rarity in the states currently
 

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The bitterness is just oozing out of you on this one. There doesn't seem to be anything in his character to suggest that. More your wishful thinking.
He's going to get used and spat out by people he thought would support him. It's not going to end well for him.
 

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He's going to get used and spat out by people he thought would support him. It's not going to end well for him.
Yep all that money being thrown at him. Not having to go to jail for 15 years for murder. Totally going bad for him.

karma is not a thing. Stop trying to rewrite the world as if it is.
 

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If he really did come out and say he supports people protesting for better treatment of black populations, and publicly rejected advances to appear on the worst of the alt-right shows, picked a balanced, professional news organisation to talk to, that would probably get many people to at least listen to his own side of the story.

I know I would more readily accept that he isn’t revelling in the notoriety as it looks like he is now.
Which networks would you pick?? Let me see should I go on Fox who reviewed the case and stated that it was self defence after viewing the footage or CNN who decided he was guilty still after the verdict and MSNBC who were trying to harass jurors before the verdict and are still defaming him days after the trial. Maybe he should let Joy Reid or Van Jones interview him.. Or maybe go on the view.
 

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Which networks would you pick?? Let me see should I go on Fox who reviewed the case and stated that it was self defence after viewing the footage or CNN who decided he was guilty still after the verdict and MSNBC who were trying to harass jurors before the verdict and are still defaming him days after the trial. Maybe he should let Joy Reid or Van Jones interview him.. Or maybe go on the view.
ROAR, and very good!

"Crossed state lines!"
 

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Yep all that money being thrown at him. Not having to go to jail for 15 years for murder. Totally going bad for him.

karma is not a thing. Stop trying to rewrite the world as if it is.
He's clearly a state line crosser. I don't think there can be any doubt about it now. The jury is no longer out on this. He'll be labelled a state line crosser forever now. He deserves it. The gall.
 

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Is comparing KR to say Timothy Simpkin worthwhile? One kept in jail on charges for a couple of months and $2M bail the other a day or two and $75k bail.
 

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