Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro just said out loud what many Americans have been thinking about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
According to Breitbart, during Saturday’s broadcast of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Pirro said “America breathed a sigh of relief” when the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty, because the verdict showed that “Lady Justice” is still “blind.”
Pirro began her Saturday segment by summarizing the situation as the jury deliberated over the high-profile case.
“As schools close, buildings boarded up, and small businesses shuttered, tensions rose as the people of Kenosha, Wisconsin, anxiously waited for the jury to return their verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case,” Pirro said. “To some, this was a case of a young man who took a gun to a protest to defend himself and his community. To others, this was a case of vigilantism and all the negative connotations that it brings.”
Pirro, however, said that in her view, the case presented a much more important question, namely, “whether the rule of law and the rule of self-defense was still viable and under what circumstances an individual could legally defend himself.”
Rittenhouse was on trial for shooting three individuals during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest that took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. He killed two and injured another. During his trial, it became clear that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense, particularly after the man Rittenhouse shot and injured admitted that he had pointed his gun at Rittenhouse before the defendant shot him.
The problem, however, as Pirro pointed out, is the leftist mob that threatened violence in the streets if Rittenhouse was ultimately acquitted. Adding fuel to the fire, it didn’t help that people like President Joe Biden were clearly signaling their opinion that Rittenhouse ought to be found guilty.
As Pirro put it: “The question was whether mob justice could be followed by real justice? The question was whether 12 jurors in a country so divided could return a unanimous verdict on all counts.”
“The law and the facts”
Yes, “mob justice” can be followed by “real justice,” as the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges.
“In the end, America watched the criminal justice system and 12 brave jurors who recognized their responsibility and the oath they took,” Pirro said. “They based their verdict on the law and the facts.”
The judge continued:
America breathed a sigh of relief because Lady Justice was blind to the claims of the liars and the social justice warriors and only heard the facts, the law, and the evidence. Thank God the jurors had the courage, the strength, and the integrity to return a verdict consistent with the truth, and thank God that they reinforced our fundamental faith in the American criminal justice system.
And, thank God, that we have someone like Pirro who is willing to say what so many are afraid to say.