San Antonio activist not surprised over Rittenhouse trial verdict

San Antonio activist not surprised over Rittenhouse trial verdict

‘Although people don’t want to make this a Black Lives Matter issue, it very well is,’ says Kimiya Factory of Black Freedom Factory A San Antonio activist said she was not surprised that a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges Friday in the deadly Kenosha shootings. SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio activist said she was not surprised that a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges Friday in the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in this country. “I feel the same way that I’ve felt in 2020 when George Floyd was murdered,” said Kimiya Factory, executive director of Black Freedom Factory , an organization dedicated to data-driven advocacy and focuses on racial inequities in the city. “A non-guilty verdict says that this person did not violate any laws, and that is not true. There’s a clear double standard in America in the way that Black Americans are convicted compared to that of white Americans that are convicted.” The verdict in the politically combustible case was met with anger and disappointment from those who saw Rittenhouse as a vigilante and a wannabe cop, and relief and a sense of vindication from those who regarded him as a patriot who took a stand against lawlessness and exercised his Second Amendment right to carry a gun and to defend himself. Supporters donated more than $2 million toward his legal defense. Rittenhouse was charged with […]

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