According to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, Kyle Rittenhouse “should be acquitted” of murder. Furthermore, Dershowitz believes Rittenhouse should launch lawsuits against left-wing outlets like CNN who have been slandering the 18-year old as a “terrorist”, “murderer” and “white supremacist”.
“If I were a juror, I would vote that there was reasonable doubt [and] that he did act in self-defense,” Dershowitz said during an appearance on Newsmax’s ‘Saturday Report’.
“Then he’ll bring lawsuits, and that’s the way to answer. Vigilante justice is what CNN is doing, not what a 17-year-old kid under pressure may have done right or wrong. It’s CNN who is involved in vigilante justice. It’s The New Yorker that’s guilty of vigilante justice,” he added.
Dershowitz pointed to the lawsuits filed by Covington high school student Nicholas Sandmann, made out like a bandit after CNN smeared him.
“The idea is to make the media accountable for deliberate and willful lies,” said Dershowitz.
Kyle Rittenhouse “should be acquitted” of killing two men during last year’s BLM protests in Kenosha, Wisc., and then he should hold liberal news outlets accountable for insisting he committed vigilante justice, Alan Dershowitz insisted on Saturday. https://t.co/OkxMxWkfQJ pic.twitter.com/Sz1ITQ42tS
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“The bigger deal is that all the civil libertarians, all the liberals, all the ACLU types, The New Yorker and The New York Times, they all attack the judge for simply applying the Constitution,” Dershowitz added. “These phony civil libertarians couldn’t care less about due process or about free speech. All they want is due process for me, but not for thee. They’re taking sides.”
Dershowitz went on to describe how the media’s coverage of the Rittenhouse trial reminds him of “some of the most horrible trials in American history.”
“The difference is today. It’s the left-wing media that is attacking this judge for trying to be fair. They want an outcome. They want a result and if they don’t get their results and you know this seeps through to the jury, and I worry that the jury could be influenced by the fear that if they vote to acquit, they’ll be called racist and they’ll be attacked,” he said.
Today, both sides will present their closing arguments to the jury. Stay tuned for more….