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The Democratic Congress campaign committee chairman responded to Kyle Rittenhouse’s ruling with a statement that contained significant factual errors, and a senior adviser to the committee tweeted “no justice, no peace.” Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges relating to the fatal shooting of two men during the riot in Kenosha, Wisc. last summer after the police shot Jacob Blake.
“It is disgusting and disturbing that someone could carry a loaded assault rifle to protest the unjust murder of Jacob Blake, an unarmed black man, and kill two people and injure another – with absolutely no consequences,” said DCCC chairman Democratic MP Sean Patrick Maloney said in a opinion Friday.
Jacob Blake was paralyzed by the shooting, not killed, and actually armed with a knife. The policeman who responded to the domestic disturbance call that led to Blake’s shooting has not been charged by either the state or the federal government, following investigations.
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Blake was shot dead seven times by a Kenosha police officer after police responded to an emergency call from the mother of Blake’s children on August 23, 2020. Blake had several guaranteed off for his arrest on multiple charges, including misconduct and third-degree sexual assault. Police tried to arrest him and after a brief tussle with officers, Blake went to the front of his car.
“I realized I had dropped my knife, had a small pocket knife. So I picked it up after I got off him because they fingered me and I fell on him, ”Blake told Good Morning America in January, admitting he was armed at the time of the shooting.
A second version of the DCCC statement was later Approved this referred to the “unjust shooting of Blake” and removed claims that he was killed and unarmed. The statement, tweeted by Dyjuan Tatro, DCCC’s senior strategic public relations advisor, says that Rep. Maloney’s statement “is not mincing words”. It leaves out Maloney’s previous false claims that Blake was unarmed and killed.
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DCCC communications director Chris Hayden as well tweeted the revised statement that Tatro tweeted describes the original statement as “false” and apologizes for the misinformation Maloney contained in the original statement.
Tatro personally responded to news that Rittenhouse had been found not guilty on all charges by tweeting “no justice, no peace,” which was often sung by rioters who attacked cities in the city in response to the 2020 death of George Floyd destroyed the whole country.
Some on social media viewed this tweet as condoning violence in response to the verdict.
“This is incitement to violence,” wrote one Twitter user while another wrote, “A. @dccc Advisor who calls for violence, imagine that. “
“I don’t think convictions mean justice,” Tatro tweeted as well. “But I am convinced that the“ innocent ”judgment is a great injustice today. The American legal system is rooted in racism and serves to maintain white supremacy. “
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Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts by a jury on Friday after being charged with shooting two people and wounding another in a riot sparked by Blake’s shooting in Kenosha last year.
Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick contributed to this report