OK, time to brag in the comments about how you knew it all along and/or apologize to whomever on the jury you had decided were the Bad Guys/Gals.
President Biden’s statement this afternoon is quite different from Candidate Biden’s statement after the first of three nights of rioting in Kenosha that the teen marksman finally shut down. This afternoon, Biden says:
Statement by President Biden
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.
I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy. The White House and Federal authorities have been in contact with Governor Evers’s office to prepare for any outcome in this case, and I have spoken with the Governor this afternoon and offered support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety.
In contrast, the morning after the first night of looting, arson, and violence in Kenosha, Biden issued the following comment with no mention of the rioting. This stance no doubt was influential on Democratic officeholders in terms of their response:
Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable.
These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.
Equal justice has not been real for Black Americans and so many others. We are at an inflection point. We must dismantle systemic racism. It is the urgent task before us. We must fight to honor the ideals laid in the original American promise, which we are yet to attain: That all men and women are created equal, but more importantly that they must be treated equally.
And the view from Russia:
Will the mainstream left’s sudden horror of “crossing state lines” lead to more pro-secessionist thinking among the Establishment?
This kid Rittenhouse was a lot more accurate under pressure than you were @Kaepernick7 during your 3-16 streak that lost you your job in the NFL.— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) November 19, 2021
And … out in California, there’s even more courtroom action:
The defense calls Elizabeth Holmes.— John Carreyrou (@JohnCarreyrou) November 19, 2021