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Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 7,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

Recently we have seen verdicts in 2 newsworthy cases, Rittenhouse and Arbury. I never really followed the Rittenhouse case, and the Arbury case was obviously open and shut ignorant redneck modern day lynching.

So, it bothered me that the media was trying to draw parallels. I thought Rittenhouse was in his yard defending his home, which I think he would have had every right to do.

I was wrong. I think the verdict was wrong. But, I wasn't there, or in court, so maybe 12 honest jurors came to the right conclusion. But I certainly would have felt differently if I had known more

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 13,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    17 year olds, guns, and racial tension don't mix....he was a boy in a man's world that night, and 2 people paid with their lives.

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 13,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah fair enough @peter4jc. My point is that there were a bunch of other "peacekeeping constitutionalists" who didn't put themselves in that spot...needing to fire a weapon at humans to defend themselves. Right about the guard, right about the governor. Botched all the way around.

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  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Juries got it right on both counts.

  • VisionVision Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @peter4jc said:
    He had a right to defend himself. His mistake was putting himself in a position where he needed to defend himself, IMHO. One thing that irks the living daylights outa me is that our governor called up 500 National Guardsmen to keep the peace after the Rittenhouse trial. If he would've done that following the Jacob Blake fiasco none of this would've happened. I need to not suppose I know why Gov. Evers let that mob riot last year, and maybe 500 Guardsmen would've made it worse, but letting a city burn w/o trying to stop a riot leads people to think they have a role in stopping it.

    TBH, I don’t know much about the trial. But did he not cross state lines, from his home in a neighboring state, carrying a weapon, to defend himself? If I’m wrong please inform me. If I’m correct in that statement, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have had to defend himself if he stayed home no?

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 13,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    True ^

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  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 3,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He was stupid showing up with a gun but stupidity isn’t illegal. Defending your life isn’t illegal either. To much ignorance in the world today and not enough love and kindness. Thankful for you guys and this forum.

  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He did Kenosha a service. Two less scumbags walking around committing crimes. It's too bad the police weren't doing their jobs that night. Maybe arrest some rioters?

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 13,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ShawnOL said:
    He did Kenosha a service. Two less scumbags walking around committing crimes. It's too bad the police weren't doing their jobs that night. Maybe arrest some rioters?

    Lol this coming from a guy who lives down the street from the site of the Boston massacre and tea party. I bet you would have been pro-redcoat LOL!

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  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On a side note, I wish his parents and Grandparents had done their dam job and told him to keep his young stupid a$$ home. If it had been my kid he’d have had to kick my a$$ before he went. They should have been on trial to in my book.

  • ForMudForMud Aka; Quickdraw, Clayton, DelawarePosts: 2,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As my father used to tell me when I did something stupid "Shouldn't have been there".......This applies to all there that day.

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