Why legal experts were not surprised by the Rittenhouse jury’s decision to acquit

November 19, 2021 ☼ blmrittenhouse

Source: NPR - Link

Though jurors did not speak to the media to explain their decision, legal experts contacted by NPR throughout the trial said an acquittal was not surprising.

“I think that anyone who saw the evidence could see that the jury might have a difficult time coming to a unanimous decision that Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t defending himself,” said Julius Kim, a defense attorney and former prosecutor based in the Milwaukee area.

I was not surprised either. It may be that we need some sort of anti-vigilante laws rather than more gun restrictions.