Congresswoman and Squad member Cori Bush (D-MO) accused the judge in Kyle Rittenhouse’ trial of promoting“white supremacy”after ruling that the men shot in the incident cannot be referred to as“victims”by either the defense or prosecutors.
Judge Bruce Schroeder of the Kenosha County Circuit Court justified his decision for banning the word“victim”on grounds that it is a“loaded word.”Rittenhouse’s defense team is permitted to refer to the (all white) men he shot as“arsonist,”“looter,”or“rioter”if evidence exists to support those labels.
Responding to news of the decision, Bush labelled Rittenhouse as being a “white supremacist,” and said that the ruling was proof of “how deeply rooted white supremacy is.” She added that the “injustice system [doesn’t] value Black lives,” and hailed those who were shot as “victims” who stood up for Black lives. She seemed to indicate that the individuals who…
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