The jury verdict came back in favor of the self-defense assertions by Rittenhouse. The AP article reports that "Rittenhouse, 18, began to choke up, fell to the floor and then hugged one of his attorneys upon hearing the verdict." The pollicization began immediately, with the AP itself going out of the way to observe that "[t]he jury, which appeared to be overwhelmingly white, deliberated for close to 3 1/2 days." The presumption being, I suppose, that a black jury would have found Rittenhouse guilty. Other race-hucksters also piled on with the article reporting:
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is Black and a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, denounced the outcome.
“Over the last few weeks, many dreaded the outcome we just witnessed,” Barnes said. “The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is what we should expect from our judicial system, but that standard is not always applied equally. We have seen so many black and brown youth killed, only to be put on trial posthumously, while the innocence of Kyle Rittenhouse was virtually demanded by the judge.”