Joy Reid says Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal dates back to ‘slave catchers’, BLM activists should be ‘scared’
MSNBC host Joy Reid argued that the Kyle Rittenhouse the acquittal has a historical precedent dating back to the days of slavery.
Appearing on her own show as a guest, Reid began by saying that she was “not at all surprised” by Rittenhouse’s verdict, which she said was “expected.”
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“I think we have to keep in mind, when we look at the criminal justice system at work, that it was designed to do exactly what it did today,” Reid told his backup host Jason Johnson. “The gun laws helped improve the design to allow this verdict to happen today. This country was built on the idea that white men had a special kind of freedom and a special kind of freedom. citizenship that only they have that gives, you know, the slave hunters the right to inflict violence in the name of protecting property, it’s like the founding creation of the United States.
The “ReidOut” host urged viewers to think of the families of “those who died”, hailing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber for “standing up for black lives,” saying they “paid for it with their life “and comparing them to white allies who aided black Americans in the civil rights movement.
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“What worries me is the precedent it sets for what people will believe they can do under the law when Black Lives Matter protests occur in the future,” Reid said. “And that people can use that as an excuse to start coming out of the state and doing what this teenager did, believing that they’ll get away with it and in some cases get away with it.”
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“What we need to worry about is that we don’t have anything in place legally. We don’t have anything in place culturally or socially to stop the next group of white nationalists, the Proud Boys MAGA, who they want to take over. this burden whatever they want, and use that as permission to attack Black Lives Matter, ”Reid added later.“ And Black Lives Matter and just Black as we just saw. Mr. Huber and Mr. Rosenbaum are white, they are Jews. They are also victims and easily make victims because anyone who supports Black Lives Matter should be very scared tonight. “