@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG The #KyleRittenhouse acquittal reminds us of the dangers posed by both the Proud Boys and the American justice system. See reflection by @richardsudan of @AlterNet. Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
Putting a stop to domestic terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists is not the goal of the American justice system.
Putting a stop to domestic terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists is not the goal of the American justice system. If it were, Kyle Rittenhouse would now be contemplating a future behind bars, instead of all the people he is free to kill as the latest poster boy of white supremacy. At least, that’s the message I see in the not guilty verdict – and I suspect others do as well.
Today, as we process the exoneration of domestic terrorist Kyle Rittenhouse, the reflection by Richard Sudan linked below, is a reminder of the way in which seemingly unrelated events may share certain connections.
Breathe. — LMO
“Far-right extremism, or white supremacy, is the fastest growing ideology in the United States. The impact of white supremacists terrorizing Black communities has led to calls for serious action, even an anti-lynching bill. This alone reflects how dangerous they are…
“A mountain of evidence suggests that…the United States should follow suit and list the Proud Boys (and others) as domestic terror groups, as part of its initiative to tackle white supremacy…
“Just days ago, a judge ruled that prosecutors in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the Kenosha shooter who shot three people at a protest against police brutality in 2020, will not be able to play for jurors a video of Rittenhouse allegedly stating his desire to shoot people — while agreeing with the Proud Boys’ tactics….
“They can terrorize the Capitol, greenlighted by the former president, and, others would argue, in the streets, allowed to do so by a police chief in Portland. Apparently the Proud Boys were allowed to post banners around the city before the violence took place…
“One thing is clear by now. Law enforcement have more than enough evidence and knowledge, and means, as do the FBI, to halt the Proud Boys in their tracks before they carry out further serious crimes.”Richard Sudan
“One thing is clear by now. Law enforcement have more than enough evidence and knowledge, and means, as do the FBI, to halt the Proud Boys in their tracks before they carry out further serious crimes.
“Trump was a dream come true for the Proud Boys. God only knows what messaging he might have continued giving to white supremacist groups had he secured another term. Biden needs to now break up the dangerous groundwork that was laid for groups like them. And ordinary Americans need to push him. The safety of tax-paying Americans, and American democracy itself, is depending on it.” — Richard Sudan