Anti-Israel far-left activist Linda Sarsour took part in a live Instagram conversation with Reverend Jacqui Lewis in what has been called an “interfaith response to white supremacy” amid the verdict of no – Guilt of Kyle Rittenhouse, stating that she didn’t “want to have” a conversation about whether Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense, as she doesn’t think he should have owned a gun in the first place.
During the conversation, Sarsour made it clear that she was not interested in looking into the details of the case, such as whether Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense that night of riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“I also don’t believe that a 17-year-old boy is mature and even legal to carry an assault weapon – a semi-automatic assault weapon. And that’s something that’s important for people to understand in a particular situation, ”she began.
“So no matter what people mean, self defense, not self defense, I don’t want to have this conversation,” she said, admitting her desire to willfully ignore the key facts of the case.
“The question was whether it was legal for Kyle Rittenhouse, as a minor, to even carry a semi-automatic weapon. Who is going to be held responsible just for this piece? Forget everything you heard at the trial,” she declared.
Notably, Judge Bruce Schroeder ultimately “ruled in favor of the defense request to have a firearms charge against Kyle Rittenhouse dismissed in Kenosha County Court,” noting that “Wisconsin law was not unclear on exceptions for people over 16 but under 18. -Without if the weapon was a long-barreled rifle, ”as detailed Breitbart News. The rifle was not short barreled.
However, Sarsour made it clear that she was not interested in the details of the trial and continued, calling for the responsibility of the police, asking “why weren’t they protecting people” if it was true that he there were rioters in the area.
“So my question was: why did a 17-year-old boy believe he had to take matters into his own hands when the police [was there]. Law enforcement must therefore be held accountable, ”she added, making another comparison with the 2014 case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by police. He was then carrying a replica toy gun.
“So if you’re going to defend Kyle Rittenhouse for carrying a semi-automatic rifle, and you’re not going to defend Tamir Rice and have been silent on Tamir Rice, then you’re a hypocrite,” Sarsour said, trying to connect two completely. case of difference.
Lewis intervened, bringing the conversation back to the race.
“When I say in the world, whiteness causes us to have two legal systems, I want someone to show me I’m wrong,” Lewis said.
“They can’t,” replied Sarsour.
“The law for blacks and browns in this nation is not the same as for whites in this nation. Period. And that’s why we need critical race theory to be taught in our law schools, ”Lewis continued as Sarsour nodded.