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The Southern Poverty Law Center claimed {that a} Wisconsin jury’s choice to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse of homicide fees highlights America’s “systemic racism” and will embolden “far-right extremists.”

“The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse will add fuel to the fire of armed radicalization in America,” Margaret Huang, the SPLC’s president and CEO, mentioned in a statement on the decision Friday. “That a white male youth can travel across state lines, armed with an assault rifle, and engage in armed confrontation resulting in multiple deaths without facing criminal accountability, is the all too familiar outcome in a country where systemic racism continues to rot the system.”

“Far-right extremists have already published a deluge of propaganda lionizing Kyle Rittenhouse, and his acquittal is likely to further embolden them to pretend that his violent actions were somehow heroic,” Huang added.


“We will continue to see this sort of violence repeat itself in towns across the country unless we, as a nation, move toward greater prevention of radicalization, countering the antidemocratic hate that enabled the Kenosha violence, and end the systemic racism that supports it,” the SPLC president concluded.

Kyle Rittenhouse listens because the Judge Bruce Schroeder talks about how the jury will view video throughout deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial on the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News by way of AP, Pool)
(Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News by way of AP, Pool)

Huang launched her assertion after a Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury declared Rittenhouse not responsible on 5 fees. The fees associated to his deadly taking pictures of two White males and injuring of 1 different White man throughout the second night time of civil unrest in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020. Rittenhouse’s attorneys argued that the then-17-year-old was performing in self-defense after being attacked from behind when he shot Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, in addition to deceased Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26 within the riots following the police shooting of a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake.

Huang didn’t clarify how the acquittal of a White man within the taking pictures of three different White males one way or the other mirrored “systemic racism.”

Todd McMurtry, the lawyer who represented former Covington Catholic High School scholar Nicholas Sandmann, beforehand instructed Fox News that Rittenhouse might have a defamation case in opposition to President Biden over a tweet suggesting that Rittenhouse was a White supremacist.

Gaige Grosskreutz, Anthony Huber, Joseph Rosenbaum. Mark Hertzberg/Pool Photo via AP, Gofundme, Facebook

Gaige Grosskreutz, Anthony Huber, Joseph Rosenbaum. Mark Hertzberg/Pool Photo by way of AP, Gofundme, Facebook
(Mark Hertzberg/Pool Photo by way of AP, Gofundme, Facebook)

Critics say the SPLC manufacturers mainstream conservative and Christian organizations “hate groups,” putting them on a listing with actually hateful organizations just like the Ku Klux Klan. Former staffers have claimed that the SPLC makes use of the “hate group” label to exaggerate hate in a fundraising scheme. The SPLC just lately revamped its “Teaching Tolerance” program in America’s colleges, renaming it “Learning for Justice.” Critics say this system makes use of essential race idea – a framework that entails deconstructing features of society to uncover systemic racism beneath the floor.

The Southern Poverty Law Center didn’t reply to Fox News’ request for remark by press time. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center's 2020 map of "hate groups."

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s 2020 map of “hate groups.”
(Southern Poverty Law Center)