'For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist,' this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems,' the congresswoman tweeted Saturday.
Among the contributors wereOn Friday, Rittenhouse's attorney, Lin Wood, thanked them both by name."KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL," Woodtweetedon Friday."God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMikeLindell for putting us over the top."
Rittenhouse was captured on video shooting three people during the August demonstration in Kenosha, ultimately killing two, and waschargedwith first-degree intentional homicide, attempted homicide, reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety and illegal possession of a firearm.
The teenager's release from jail Friday sparked outrage across social media from Democrats who believe that the criminal justice system works to unfairly protect white individuals.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her disappointment in the U.S. criminal justice system after Kyle Rittenhouse, the alleged Kenosha Wisconsin shooter, was released from jail.
Alex Wong/Gettytweeting"imagine if Kyle Rittenhouse was a Muslim..."April Ryan, White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, chimed in by writing that those who supported Rittenhouse displayed a"true showcase in pure racism."
"It's amazing how these people like Ricky Schroder & Mike Lindell will proclaim to be pro-life, but turn around & bail out Kyle Rittenhouse who allegedly murdered two people advocating for Black people not being killed by cops. A true showcase in pure racism!" she tweeted on Friday.
Others, including newly elected congresswoman Cori Bush of Missouri, pointed out flaws within a justice system that requires a"pre-trial detention" but allows individuals who have been charged with a crime to roam freely on bail. Read more: Newsweek »
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I'm sure if a Muslim, acting in self defense, killed a paedophile who was attacking him, then he'd get bail just like Kyle did. She needs to NOT be given a platform to express her moronic opinions on every single issue. Honestly I’m not even sure what this has to do with her district in NY. Aren’t her constituents tired of her working on everything EXCEPT her own district?
Exactly. When some criminals burnt down businesses and destroyed property as part of BLM protests, the MAGA morons brayed for them to be executed. Now when one of their own has murdered two people, they are ok with letting him out on bail. How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World. She does not have a point. Anyone who isn’t a flight risk, that surrenders their passport , and pays their bond would be released. That’s equal justice to all American citizens. Thanks for trying to be provocative and incite more anger and violence.
U R 1 more sorry human! A socialist trying 2 kill the country WE'VE built over many yrs. HOW on Gods earth could any person, even With a Penny's worth is sense, support such a wicked plan to kill the country we love & built. I say people like that have NO biz n OUR country Calls to investigate Wuhan Institute of Virology as a source of SARS-CoV-2 have led to increased scrutiny of EcoHealth Alliance. Its members played an early role in framing questions about possible lab origin of SARS-CoV-2 as “crackpot theories that need to be addressed,” Daszak
She has a point Okie AOC disinformation again. Because she is a real American. MY WIFE PLEASE MARRY ME AOC is absolutely correct. This murderous little monster should be behind bars. There are thousands of equally evil armed thugs roaming America. Now they see they can murder and get out on bail. What the hell is wrong with America?
She has no power. She needs to figure out from Mitch, how much power matters. She hasn't figured that out yet.