Today, November 19, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges in relation to his involvement in the killing of two men and injuring of another during the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August of last year. The 18-year-old Rittenhouse was acquitted today of first-degree intentional homicide and four other felony charges.
In reaction to the verdict, various artists took to Twitter to voice their thoughts and opinions on the outcome. This includes Tom Morello, The Regrettes, George Wallace, Ice-T and more.
View their reactions below:
“I had an assault rifle. Some guys with skateboards chased me. I shot them because I feared they would take my gun and kill me” – the rationale an American jury just handed to all far-right mass shooters. #RittenhouseVerdict https://t.co/1Gx8Hf7sIQ
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) November 19, 2021
— Desperate Hours (@dhpdesign) November 19, 2021
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 19, 2021
When the courts do what they were designed to do and protect and enforce white supremacy: don’t mourn, organize. https://t.co/G75QF9iEqg
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 19, 2021
Get ready for 1,533 assholes to bring assault rifles to every protest they hear about and try to put themselves in a position to be “scared”.
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) November 19, 2021
Stay Home. Stay Safe.
— B.R.O.theR. ?uestion (@questlove) November 19, 2021
I’m sure the dark money ghouls are already building a plan for his inevitable political career. Fuck this country. https://t.co/A8crMDHhFE
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) November 19, 2021
what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck https://t.co/lzgjSHLTVh
— The Regrettes (@regrettesband) November 19, 2021
Recently, Tom Morello announced his forthcoming album The Atlas Underground Flood which is set to release on December 3. Morello also was one of 200 artists who signed an open letter protesting Amazon palm scanners at venues such as Colorado’s Red Rocks Ampitheater. Last month, The Regrettes released a vibrant lyric video for their track “Monday,” their first song release since their 2019 sophomore LP.
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