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‘Justice Is Alive’: Social Media Erupts In Reaction To Not Guilty Rittenhouse Verdict
Kyle Rittenhouse, center, enters the courtroom with his attorneys Mark Richards, left, and Corey Chirafisi for a meeting called by Judge Bruce Schroeder at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 18, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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A jury found 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of double homicide Friday afternoon.

The teen was charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third while defending himself during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was facing life in prison with no chance at parole.

When the verdict was read, and Rittenhouse was overcome with emotion, social media erupted in cheers for the teenager, and for the jury.

“Justice is alive in America! Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts!” wrote radio host Buck Sexton. 

Sexton added, “Joe Biden, CNN, MSNBC, and the Democrat establishment should apologize for lying about Rittenhouse as a ‘racist’ and ‘school shooter’ and ‘white supremacist’ for months But they won’t, because they have no honor and don’t care about the destruction they constantly incite.”

“These jurors are patriots,” he asserted. “They chose honor, truth and love of country over the whims of the vicious Leftist mob. They risked their own safety to do so. They deserve tremendous respect- and all of us have a sacred duty to ensure their protection going forward.”

Daily Wire emeritus Ben Shapiro commented, “Not guilty was the correct verdict. Anyone with a prefrontal cortex who had watched the trial for more than 30 seconds knew this. Anyone who says differently is a lying hack.”

“Justice wins today,” posted legal account Rekieta Media. “The Facts and the Law NECESSITATED Acquittal from day 1. Many people were afraid this case would be the death of justice, but it got a Pfizer approved booster shot today.”

Daily Wire host Candace Owens cheered for justice prevailing, too.

“NOT GUILTY. Kyle Rittenhouse is free. The criminal mob corporate enterprise that is masquerading as a movement concerned about black lives— FAILS. Justice wins the day,” she said.

Lawyer Jenna Ellis tweeted, “NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!!! The jury was not intimidated. GOOD. Justice. #RittenhouseVerdict.”

Columnist Inez Stepman commented, “This poor f***ing kid. The hell he’s been through. Thank God there is still some justice in America.”

“Praise God,” The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh said.

Walsh added, “I hope Rittenhouse bankrupts all of you dirtbags in media who smeared him as a white supremacist. I hope he ruins your life. I want you to suffer. It’s what you deserve. It’s justice.”

“The US media tried to gaslight America into another riot by lying about the actions of a 17-year-old kid in Kenosha. The ‘Not Guilty’ #RittenhouseVerdict is a rebuke to the fake news media, radical agitators who tried to intimidate jurors & the corrupt prosecutors in this case,” said Kyle Becker. 

WATCH the verdict:

Related: WATCH: Rittenhouse Prosecution Admits They Sent Different Video To Defense Team, Blames Witness’ Email

Related: ‘No Way’ What He’s ‘Saying Is True’: Defense Attorney Takes It To Prosecution Over Video Revelation

Related: New Video ‘Absolutely Calls For A Mistrial With Prejudice,’ Says Top Self-Defense Lawyer: Rittenhouse Trial

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