New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed ‘double standards’ in the criminal justice system after the release of Kyle Rittenhouse.
AOC took to Twitter to say:
“Does anyone believe Rittenhouse would be released if he were Muslim & did the same thing in a diff context?
“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,” she continued, adding “Law and disorder.”
Rittenhouse, from Illinois, claims he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed protesters Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36. A third man was also injured.
John Hubert, whose son was killed by Rittenhouse, has spoken out about the support the young killer has received:
“HE HAS PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL HELP HIM, ORGANIZATIONS, MILITIA GROUPS RAISING MONEY FOR HIS DEFENSE RIGHT NOW,” H
“HE THINKS HE’S ABOVE THE LAW. HE’S BEEN TREATED AS SUCH BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. HE BELIEVES HE’S JUSTIFIED IN THE CASE, AND FOR HIM TO RUN WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME.”