Letters to the Editor — Nov. 22, 2021

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The Issue: The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse after killing two males throughout the rioting in Kenosha final 12 months.

As an lawyer who took the time to watch the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in its entirety, I can solely counsel that the critics of the final result would maybe have a greater understanding of the verdict had they watched the trial, moderately than relied upon the selective commentary issued by pundits and plenty of of our so-called mainstream media (“Not guilty,” Nov. 20).

I consider that the verdict was a only one. That mentioned, if there’s guilt to be attributed, maybe it must be directed at a the authorities of a metropolis that abrogated its duty to keep the rule of legislation.

M.J. Hartwig

Livingston, Mont.

Vigilantes of all ages all through the nation can take consolation in the verdict of not responsible on all counts in the Rittenhouse case.

While I don’t doubt that this particular person who killed two folks and injured one other was fearful for his security when he pulled the set off time and again, he selected to place himself in that scenario, which served to arrange deadly battle.

A baby who’s deemed in the eyes of the legislation to be so missing in maturity that he was 4 years away from having the ability to legally eat alcohol at the time of the shootings will get off scot free after taking to troubled streets with a deadly weapon. Bedlam predictably adopted.

Oren Spiegler

Peters Township, Pa.

Thankfully all Americans can go to sleep tonight understanding that we nonetheless have the proper to defend ourselves and our households from those that would put our lives at risk.

Though the most important focus of the trial was the guilt or innocence of Kyle Rittenhouse, the underlying issue was whether or not we nonetheless retained the proper to defend ourselves from these whose actions put our lives in jeopardy.

Many, in fact will disagree, and others would moderately put their destiny in the arms of criminals who don’t know the that means of the phrase “mercy.”

Armand Rose

Arlington, NJ

For greater than a decade, I felt this once-great nation was circling the drain.

Then, in a small city in Wisconsin, 12 courageous Americans adopted the proof whereas in the cross-hairs of the mob outdoors the court docket home and the fake-news media.

Everyone has a proper to defend themselves. Americans want to stand for legislation and order, interval.

Mike Santavicca


The not-guilty verdict for Rittenhouse performing in self-defense was appropriate.

However, I hope he doesn’t set an instance for different civilians to present up at a mass civil dysfunction with a firearm. Defense of your premises or enterprise is one factor and might be justified.

It can be exhausting to discover a household who would knowingly let their son go away house with a gun to enter a riot zone miles from house. No matter what good he thought he was doing, he didn’t belong there. It was a law-enforcement matter in its entirety.

Phil Serpico


If anybody is to blame for the Kyle Rittenhouse episode, it’s the state of Wisconsin for not defending its folks and property — and the media for fanning the flames of hatred only for larger scores.

There aren’t any winners on this case. The method these liberal media corporations utterly distort the reality and utterly deny the details to their viewers may be very detrimental to the folks of this nation.

Now that Rittenhouse has been utterly vindicated, the haters seem like full fools. The subsequent query is: Who might be the media’s subsequent sufferer?

Matthew Galcik


Even earlier than the details had been recognized, President Biden prompt Rittenhouse was a “white supremacist.” Then, when the jury discovered Rittenhouse not responsible, he mentioned he was offended and anxious by the verdict however desires to convey America collectively.

The president received’t give you the option to unite everybody when he doesn’t know the details and makes improper and biased statements. That’s not the signal of a real chief and healer.

Harold Fishman


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