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Everyone loves the jury system except Joe Biden and the left

The single jury system in the United States has delivered justice twice in the past few days: the full acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse for murder in Kenosha, Wisconsin; and the full conviction of three defendants for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia.

In each case, the defendants argued that they acted in self-defense. In each there was a video of the events in question. And the Kenosha jury ruled that Rittenhouse had acted out of reasonable fear for her life, while the jury in Glynn County, Ga., Ruled that Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William Bryan had not. Hence the different results in each.

Conservatives celebrated Rittenhouse’s acquittal as a claim that the U.S. justice system still works – that the truth will always prevail, when presented to ordinary citizens at a jury. And black American leaders have celebrated the convictions for Arbery’s murder as proof that even a jury of eleven white members will examine the facts, regardless of prejudice.

The only people unhappy in both cases were President Joe Biden and the liberal left Democrats he represents.

Although Biden initially said he respected the jury’s decision in the Rittenhouse case, he later released a statement in which he said he was “angry and concerned” about the verdict, although he gave no reason for his sudden dismay.

Undoubtedly, Biden’s staff have strived to keep the message alive with the left and with Congressional Democrats, such as House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who tweeted: “Lock up Kyle Rittenhouse and throw away the key.” “

When Arbery’s verdict was delivered, Biden said the convictions of the three white defendants – who will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison – were “not enough” and more needed to be done to achieve a “Racial justice”. “

Many of us already believe that we have justice – because we are the ones who dispense it, thanks to the American jury system.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent eBook Ni Free ni Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni scholarship recipient. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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