On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” host Joy Reid responded to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict by stating that America “was built on the idea that white men had a special kind of freedom and a special kind of citizenship that only they has the right to enslave the slaves in the name of property protection. It is like the fundamental creation of the United States. ” And then a verdict by Rittenhouse would have been a shock.
Reid said: “I was not surprised at all. We’ve talked about this. I think that’s what we expected would happen. Because I think we need to keep in mind when we see the criminal justice system at work that it is designed to do exactly what it did today.Weapons legislation helped improve the design to allow this judgment to happen today.This country was built on the idea that white men had a special kind of freedom and a special “the kind of citizenship that only they have, which gives, from the slave prisoners onwards, the right to use violence in the name of protecting property. It’s like the basic creation of the United States. So that would have been shocking.”
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