From Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Friday afternoon after the Kenosha County jury rendered its not guilty verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse early afternoon on Friday:
“Carrying a loaded gun into a community 20 miles from your home and shooting unarmed citizens is fundamentally wrong.
“It’s a tragedy that the court could not acknowledge that basic fact.
“26-year-old Anthony Huber and 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, a father, had their whole lives ahead of them. They deserved to be alive today. They deserve justice.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all who loved them.
“We must do better than this.”
A balanced perspective is in order for many, including Governor Pritzker, concerning the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in Kenosha last Friday.
Let’s remember then Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn’s prediction he published with details on September 3, 2020:
It must be remembered, Zorn’s column last year was published just a week after the events in Kenosha, and Kyle Rittenhouse’s voluntary surrender to Antioch, IL police in the early hours (around 1:20AM CDT) of August 26, 2020.
Zorn, who now publishes his The Picayune Sentinel blog on substack, was a guest on last night’s Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont radio show during the 2nd hour.
Host DuMont referred to Zorn’s Tribune column from last year, and Zorn responds on November 21, 2021.
The video is cued to DuMont asking Zorn about his assessment now, and from 2020, and the exchange with the other guests is very interesting, and worth the additional 15 minutes of video.
On the “gun charge” Zorn references, additional insight plus accurate critique concerning the Associated Press coverage of the Rittenhouse trial from Red State‘s Jim Thompson, who was a trial lawyer for 30 years, and combined with a 35-year career as a freelance cartoonist (interesting combination) is worth the quick read.
The ending of Thompson’s short column is something Governor Pritzker, given how he lauds Joseph Rosenbaum pointing out he’s a father, was at best short-sighted compared with the whole truth:
“Like Rittenhouse defending himself from a convicted child rapist, and two other men with long criminal records.
“Meh, facts.”Jim Thompson “AP Leaves Facts on the Cutting Room Floor”, Red State 11/19/21 8:15PM CST
From the desk of John Lopez: Governor Pritzker needs to listen to Eric Zorn, and everything he said in his comments from last night.
I don’t need to repeat what I just published in the Congressman Sean Casten article here on McHenry County Blog as the words I said there about Casten apply to Pritzker, too (outside of the fact Casten used his congressional office).