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OP-ED: Police Accountability Efforts Sabotaged in Collapse of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Negotiations [Video]

NNPA NEWSWIRE We owe a debt of gratitude to Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Karen Bass for their tireless efforts to reach an agreement, despite the lack of willing partners on the other side. We will hold accountable those who undermined the process by yielding to fringe elements when a workable deal was on the table and likely to be embraced by many racial justice advocates and mainstream law enforcement organizations alike.

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Role of Race and Politics in Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict [Video]

Kyle Rittenhouse killed two men and injured a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. Now, he’s a free man as he was cleared of all charges. People are trying to make sense of the jury’s decision to acquit the 18-year-old on all charges. Aisha Mills, host of BNC’s “AMplified with Aisha Mills,” BNC legal contributor Paul Henderson and criminal defense attorney Sue-Ann Robinson join Yodit Tewolde on “Making the Case” to discuss what this verdict means for Black Lives Matter protests. All this and more on “Making the Case.” To watch BNC programming, visit https://bnc.tv/how-to-watch/ Follow BNC on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BNCNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/BNCNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bncnews/?hl=en #KyleRittenhouse #KyleRittenhouseTrial #MakingTheCase

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‘Race is in every single aspect’ of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, expert says [Video]

Kyle Rittenhouse and the three men he shot were all white, yet “race is in every single aspect” of this trial, says Insha Rahman, vice president of the Vera Project.Rahman said the victims of the shooting were all participants of a protest against the shooting of a Black man by police, with one depicted as mentally ill, and this shaped how the all-white jury would view them.”The background of a Black Lives Matter protest sort of permeated the defense’s story about why Kyle Rittenhouse would need to feel afraid and would reasonably be afraid and therefore be armed,” said Rahman.”So race is in every single aspect of this case, from its origins, and Kyle Rittenhouse’s allegedly reasonable fear that led to him acting in self-defense, as he claimed, to the jury buying that.”Rahman said that, more broadly, a defendant like Rittenhouse is more likely to receive the benefit of the doubt from white juries than what Black or brown criminal defendants rarely receive.”The vast majority of people who are accused of a crime and go through the criminal legal process are Black and brown, and juries rarely, if ever, reflect the racial diversity of the communities from which they’re selected,” said Rahman during a Nov. 19 conversation with PBS NewsHour’s Nicole Ellis.Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S.He was charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering for killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle in the summer of 2020 during a tumultuous night of protests over the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.Rittenhouse, a former police youth cadet, said he went to Kenosha to protect property from rioters. He is white, as were those he shot.The anonymous jury, which appeared to be overwhelmingly white, deliberated for close to 3 1/2 days.Rittenhouse could have gotten life in prison if found guilty on the most serious charge, first-degree intentional homicide, or what some other states call first-degree murder. Two other charges each carried over 60 years behind bars.Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twGFind more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshourSubscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6Follow us:Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshourTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshourInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshourSubscribe:PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcastsNewsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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“EVERY CITY EVERY TOWN, BURN THE PRECINCT TO THE GROUND” BLM Protest in NY After Rittenhouse Verdict [Video]

BLM has taken to the streets of New York following the just Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, I wonder how many of these sheeple know that only white people were involved. Earlier today a libtard tweeted about Kyle killing 3 black men…🔴 SUBSCRIBE (it’s free) https://www.youtube.com/channel/Deliverance Subscribe to my backup channel (just in case YouTube decides to ban me)Free05dom Fighter

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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of killing two people at Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha [Video]

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