Rep. Neubauer: Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict


Greta Neubauer, Contributor

RACINE – Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) issued the following statement regarding the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial:

“I am horrified by the jury’s decision to acquit Rittenhouse today. As a result of Rittenhouse’s actions, JoJo Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber are dead, Gaige Grosskreutz was wounded, and their families and friends are left to deal with pain and grief in the aftermath. The right to peacefully protest is one guaranteed by our Constitution, and I fear that this decision will only embolden those who would bring weapons to confront protesters and attempt to impose vigilante justice in Wisconsin communities.

“We cannot lose sight of the cause of the turmoil where this incident happened — the failure of our justice system to protect Black and Brown lives. We must transform how we police, how we prosecute, and how we incarcerate, so we can create a truly just justice system in Wisconsin. As Kenosha works to heal from this tragedy, I call on all Wisconsinites to commit to transforming our broken justice system together.

“My thoughts are with JoJo and Anthony’s friends and family as they process today’s verdict. No verdict could have brought their loved ones back, but they deserved justice today.”