Despite quite a bit of progressive rage and right-wing chest thumping . . . The antics of a heavily armed teen somewhere in Wisconsin haven't weighed much on the mind of Kansas City residents.
Here's a quick summary on the topic that has dominated recent headlines without resonating in this cowtown . . .
- There wasn't any Kansas City protest after the Rittenhouse verdict.
- Local politicos didn't react. Surprisingly, most of our elected officials neglected the opportunity to rant against systemic racism like so many pundits and social justice warriors via Twitter.
- Not so surprisingly, not one local 'faith leader' offered a mournful missive given very little concern about the topic amongst churchgoers in any part of town.
This might possibly be a sign of a 'return to normal' amid the pandemic.
Or, at the very least, whilst culture war still garners excellent ratings, clicks and interest . . . Our local activist set are becoming increasingly selective about opportunities to protest ahead of midterms.
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A difficult political atmosphere for President Joe Biden may have become even more treacherous with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. Biden was already facing sliding poll numbers with an electorate worn down by the coronavirus pandemic and increasing inflation.
Vice President Kamala Harris criticized acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday She said it shows 'there's still more work to do' to make justice system 'equitable' Statement contradicted President Biden, who 'stands by what jury concluded' Biden later released statement saying he was 'angry' and 'concerned' by verdict GOP praised
"Saturday Night Live" tried to see the not guilty verdicts in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse through the eyes of red-state America. The show turned to Fox News' "Justice With Judge Jeanine" to help. Host Jeanine Pirro, played by Cecily Strong, focused on Kenosha, Wisconsin, as the "top story."
Rittenhouse verdict 'reinforced our fundamental faith in the American criminal justice system': Judge Jeanine
"Justice with Judge Jeanine" host Jeanine Pirro said Kyle Rittenhouse's "not guilty" verdict "reinforced our fundamental faith in the American criminal justice system" in her opening monologue Saturday night. KYLE RITTENHOUSE NOT GUILTY: WHAT'S NEXT? JEANINE PIRRO: ... Kyle Rittenhouse's "not guilty" verdict changed all that.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of homicide, attempted homicide, and reckless endangerment by a Wisconsin jury on Nov. 19, following a trial that lasted nearly two weeks.
You decide . . .