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Steve Kerr of Warriors gives grim warning after Rittenhouse verdict: US is on ‘dangerous path’
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr called a Wisconsin jury’s decision to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse “truly frightening and concerning.”
Rittenhouse, 18, faced a life sentence if convicted of first degree intentional homicide in the 2020 Kenosha shooting that left two dead and one seriously injured.
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Kerr, who is never afraid of the burning social issues in the United States, said the country was on a “dangerous path.”
“We apparently agree with a teenager’s right to take an AR-15 to an area where there is civil unrest. It’s really scary and worrying,” he said ahead of the game. against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, via Reuters.
The verdict “poses a great risk for the future if we continue to use this open transport route, and declares that people, even minors, can have weapons of war.” This is America, and we are on a dangerous road. “
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The acquittal took place on the fourth day of deliberations and on the 15th day of the trial. Jurors deliberated for a total of 26 hours and found Rittenhouse not guilty on five counts.
Rittenhouse spokesman Dave Hancock told Fox News “it’s clear as day” that the teenager opened fire in self-defense.
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“I think they were cerebral and they thought of every element of the jury’s instructions,” Hancock said of the jurors. “So justice has been served for Kyle. He can live his life as a free young man.”
Fox News’s Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.
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