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Subj: Re: Rittenhouse Verdict Prediction and Ensuing Reaction
Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 at 04:07:23 pm EST (Viewed 347 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Rittenhouse Verdict Prediction and Ensuing Reaction
Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 at 11:32:56 am EST (Viewed 362 times)


      Given the judge, I would be more shocked if he was found guilty.

    Feel free to be specific. What did the judge do that was inappropriate?

Why? I already am pretty sure I know where you are standing and my chances of even getting you to consider something else are approaching zero.


      I honestly think the kid is guilty as sin and had no business being there in the first place, but that is me.

    He had every right to be there, though, and his business was the same as the rioters’ (but in the opposite direction). He brought a weapon, so did your side. His goal was to put out fires, your side was to start them. He ran away, your side chased him. What should he have done after the first guy gave chase?

I think you are too invested in this. What side?

Why are you setting this up like I am pro rioting or destruction. I am.

I am also against people having guns and vigilante justice.

Did he have every right to be there with a gun. If he was there to help put out fires and give first aid it hardly seems needed to me. Seems to me like he was in there looking for trouble.

    Nobody is guilty for being in the wrong place — do you disagree? In my opinion, he can answer to God and so can yours. In terms of our laws, though, he is not guilty and we do not charge people for being in the wrong place. If you feel that is unjust, you should be specific.

Why are you so desperate to put this into sides?

As to your first point, it is nonsense. You can be guilty for your actions taken at any point regardless of where you are. If you did something illegal than you should be punished for it.

It is not like he was wandering home from school and minding his own business. He drove out of his way, with a gun, to an area that he was expecting to be iffy and then shot people.

Self defense is not a catch all protection. Although it may end up that way in the US in the end.


      Will there be rioting? I do not know, but given the trial so far, some degree of anger would be appropriate I think.

    You left this ambiguous and so I can’t tell if you mean peaceful anger or that some degree of violence may be appropriate. But, I interpret the latter since you’re not specific and left this open. Feel free to correct me, though.

You are pretty set to make it a me vs you situation so I am tempted to leave it open.

I will not, but my comment was pretty clear. Folks being angry and protesting about a verdict does not have to be violent or anything else.

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