哈里斯: Rittenhouse verdict shows there is 'a lot more work to do' on criminal justice equity

“判决真的不言而喻,” 副总统在哥伦布旅行时说, 俄亥俄, 周五宣判后. 哈里斯, 加州律师和前司法部长, said she had questions about the verdict.

As many of you know, I’ve spent the majority of my career working to make the criminal justice system more equitable, and clearly there’s a lot more to do,” 她说.

Kyle Rittenhouse's mother Wendy Rittenhouse reacts to the verdict during her son's trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, 威斯。, 十一月. 19, 2021.

Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother Wendy Rittenhouse reacts to the verdict during her son’s trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, 威斯。, 十一月. 19, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/Pool via REUTERS)

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A jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts Friday after he had been charged in the shooting deaths of two men and the wounding of another during a riot sparked by the Jacob Blake police shooting in Kenosha last year.

Kyle Rittenhouse reacts after he is found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, 威斯。, 在周五, 十一月. 19, 2021.

Kyle Rittenhouse reacts after he is found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, 威斯。, 在周五, 十一月. 19, 2021. (Sean Krajacic / The Kenosha News via AP, 泳池)

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Rittenhouse’s defense lawyers argued that video footage and eyewitness testimony showed Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he fired on the three rioters pursuing him.

President Biden issued a 声明 earlier in the day calling for Americans to be calm while adding he was angered by the ruling.

Vice President Kamala Harris arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland before traveling to Columbus, 俄亥俄, on Nov.19, 2021.

Vice President Kamala Harris arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland before traveling to Columbus, 俄亥俄, on Nov.19, 2021. (Brendan Smialowski /法新社,盖蒂图片社)

While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned — myself included — we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” 拜登说. “I ran on a promise to bring Americans together because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us.

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