CHICAGO, Illinois – Black Lives Matter activist Troy Gaston told Breitbart News that the federal government should file murder charges against Kyle Rittenhouse. Gaston’s comments to Breitbart followed a speech at a “Stop White Supremacy!” convention in Chicago on Saturday.
On stage, Gaston told the assembled protesters that the acquittal in the Kyle Rittenhouse case sent a message “asking us to remain silent under the threat of complete violence.”
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“Today we come here simply to be recognized as people who deserve to live and be treated with [equality] and respect, ”continued the activists for social injustice. “I ask everyone to come out here today and let your damned voices be heard.”
Moments later, Gaston spoke to Breitbart, saying, “I suppose the verdict was basically pushing back on protesters who come out there to protest and to have the city’s respect for their voices heard.”
“Rittenhouse, who got out there for some reason, got out there and did damage,” he explained. »The jury has spoken. Our legal system has solved. So we have to ask ourselves, ‘Do you support doing harm?’ or “do you support voices being heard?”
When asked about peace after the Rittenhouse judgments, Gaston replied, “How could there be peace when there is no justice? There could be no peace without justice.”
Gaston then said, “We’re waiting for the federal government to charge Rittenhouse with first-degree murder,” and walked away.
Gaston is no stranger to the Illinois legal system. During a George Floyd rally in May 2020, the Chicago Police Department arrested Gaston for violence against a police officer. That charge was later reduced to resisting arrest by activists petition State Attorney Kim Foxx and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Yahoo News reported.
He also served time in the juvenile justice system and in state jail as an adult on charges including burglary, forgery and misuse of a credit card. He spent three of his ten years in prison in solitary confinement. He says he was wrongfully convicted.
He now attends Roosevelt University via virtual classes and pushes for a reform of social justice. He is a major in political science and plans to get a doctorate in anthropology, Yahoo News reported.
“I would do it out here as I am right now,” Gaston told Yahoo News. “I am designed to fight. The very existence of black people is a resistance. It is about working with people who are trying to find dignity in themselves to show a connection with the human spirit with other people.”
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