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LWVUS and LWV Wisconsin Joint Statement on the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

WASHINGTON and KENOSHA — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin issued the following joint statement in reaction to the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial:  

“Today justice was not served for Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who should still be alive.  

“We are saddened and disappointed, but not surprised. Too often our justice system fails to hold accountable wealthy or white antagonizers while disproportionately over-policing and incarcerating people in Black and brown communities. 

“Our justice system is in desperate need of repair. Our national obsession with firearms is out of control. Today sets a dangerous precedent that armed civilians can take to the streets and incite violence. America has had yet another wake up call. How many more lives must be lost unnecessarily?” 

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