Bubba Wallace says Rittenhouse would have gotten life if he was black
Kyle Rittenhouse was in court after killing two people and injuring a third during protests last summer. On Friday, he found not guilty.
Read the comments from Bubba Wallace below.
Rittenhouse argued that he acted in self-defense against the protesters, whom he shot with an AR-15.
The scene took place during a protest over a police shooting that killed Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse faced five charges, he was found not-guilty on all five.
The verdict brought comments from the sitting president of the United States. Biden noted the jury decision will, “leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included,”
Bubba Wallace comments on Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal
The reactions also reached the world of NASCAR as Bubba Wallace commented with emotion. The driver won his first NASCAR Cup Series race earlier this year, becoming the second black driver to win at the level.
“Ha, let the boy be black and it would’ve been life…hell he would’ve had his life taken before the bullshit trial.. sad,” Bubba Wallace tweeted moments after the verdict.
Last year, Wallace was highly outspoken against the Confederate flag, previously seen as every NASCAR race. NASCAR quickly responded by banning the flag from all events and properties.
Wallace’s win at Talladega came about after the noose incident at the same track a year prior. A noose was found in the garage and reached the attention of America and the FBI. Wallace became a household name, overnight.
A garage pull was tied in the shape of a noose. The noose was later declared a ‘non hate crime’ as the garage pull was tied in the same fashion dating back to 2019, when Bubba Wallace wasn’t using the garage stall.
Parents of Anthony Huber comment
Anthony Huber was one of the two men killed in the scene.
“Today’s verdict means there is no accountability for the person who murdered our son,” Karen Bloom and John Huber, the parents of Anthony Huber said in a statement.
“It sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street,”
“We hope that decent people will join us in forcefully rejecting that message and demanding more of our laws, our officials, and our justice system,” they added.
Rittenhouse lawyer Mark Richards
Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards has commented since the verdict.
“Everybody in this case — and when I say that I mean prosecution, defense — to me it’s scary how many death threats we’ve had,” Rittenhouse stated.
“I’ve never had a case, I don’t think I ever will, where within two days or three days of one another, you know, the President and the presidential candidate comment on it. And both of them had such different beliefs,” Richards said.
“President Biden said some things, I think are so incorrect and untrue — he is not a white supremacist. I’m glad that he at least respects the jury verdict.
Donald Trump stated…
“If that’s not self defense, nothing is,” Donald Trump stated.
“I stand by what the jury has concluded,” Joe Biden stated. However, he added that he was, “angry and concerned” regarding the not guilty verdict.