Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has known as a Wisconsin jury’s resolution to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse “really scary and concerning.”

Rittenhouse, 18, confronted a compulsory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional murder within the 2020 Kenosha shootings that left two folks lifeless and one other severely injured.

Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a pitcher throughout his path on the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The jurors chosen via this course of is not going to take part in deliberations.
(Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News by way of AP, Pool)

Kerr, by no means one to draw back from hot-button societal points within the U.S., mentioned the nation is on a “dangerous path.”

“We are seemingly all right with a teenager’s right to take an AR-15 to an area where there is civil unrest. That’s really scary and concerning,” he mentioned earlier than the crew’s sport in opposition to the Detroit Pistons on Friday, by way of Reuters.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors looks on in the first half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. 

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors seems to be on within the first half in opposition to the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. 
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The verdict “poses great risk going forward if we continue to go down this path of open carry, and states determining that people, even underage people, can have weapons of war. This is America, and we’re treading down a dangerous path.”

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The acquittal got here on the fourth day of deliberations and fifteenth day of the trial. Jurors deliberated for a complete of 26 hours and located Rittenhouse not responsible on 5 felony counts.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts on the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Detroit.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts on the sideline through the second half of an NBA basketball sport in opposition to the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Detroit.
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Rittenhouse spokesperson Dave Hancock instructed Fox News that “it’s clear as day” that {the teenager} opened fireplace in self-defense.

“I believe they were cerebral and they thought about every piece of the jury instructions,” Hancock mentioned of jurors. “So, justice was done for Kyle. He gets to live life as a free young man.”

Fox News’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.