STATEMENT BY REVEREND SHARPTON & NAN ON THE ACQUITTAL OF KYLE RITTENHOUSE—
STATEMENT BY REVEREND SHARPTON & NAN ON THE ACQUITTAL OF KYLE RITTENHOUSE
Statement By Rev. Sharpton & NAN On The Wisconsin Jury Finding Kyle Rittenhouse “Not Guilty” On All Charges; Including Homicide And Intended Homicide After He Fatally Shot Two And Injured Others During A Black Lives Matter Protest In 2020
New York, NY (November 19, 2021) – Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) released the following statement today in response to the verdict of the Rittenhouse case.
“These continue to be dark days for black people killed at the hands of people that believe our lives do not matter. This verdict was not only outrageous and dangerous, it was also an obvious signal that encourages and notifies “vigilantes” that they can continue to use violence to assert their power, and more importantly that they are above the criminal justice system when they do. While it is disheartening that we take one step forward, then several steps back, let this be a reminder that our activism cannot take a backseat”
About National Action Network
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality. For more information, visit http://www.nationalactionnetwork.net/