Council President and Vice President Statement on Verdict in Rittenhouse Case
Though the Not Guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial does not surprise us, we are nonetheless disappointed, saddened, and angered by the jury's decision.
We continue to grieve with the families of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, and we mourn the fact that their families won't find justice in this verdict. Our hearts are also with Gaige Grosskreutz, who continues to heal from injuries sustained when he was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse.
We also recognize the strength of Kenoshans and stand with Kenosha's leaders who call for peaceful and safe demonstrations of their first amendment rights. We know that there are those that wish to use the pain caused by this verdict to further divide and spread hate. Instead, we choose to move forward, continuing to organize and show our collective strength and resilience through our actions, ensuring every person has an opportunity to be heard.
- Council President Syed Abbas
- Council Vice President Arvina Martin