Arizona State University students slammed for demanding Kyle Rittenhouse be thrown out

Left-leaning students organization are against the verdict of the court and they still consider Kyle Rittenhouse to be guilty


                            Arizona State University students slammed for demanding Kyle Rittenhouse be thrown out
Kyle Rittenhouse getting sworn in to testify during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 (Photo by Mark Hertzberg-Pool/Getty Images)
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Several left-leaning student organisations at Arizona State University have demanded that Kyle Rittenhouse be "withdrawn" from the school. Students for Socialism at Arizona State University, Students for Justice in Palestine at Arizona State University, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition at Arizona State University, and MECHA de ASU are all urging the university administration to remove Rittenhouse from the campus and issue a statement against him.

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He's been dubbed "Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse" by the four groups. On November 19, jurors concluded their deliberations and found Rittenhouse not guilty of all allegations levelled against him. After fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020, he was charged.

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According to 12News, Rittenhouse is an online student at Arizona State University. The organizations also want the university to "reaffirm support for the multicultural center on campus as a safe haven against White Supremacy." The students also want the administration to divert funds from the Arizona State University Police Department to the multicultural center, as well as "the development of a care center on campus".

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"Even with a not-guilty verdict from a flawed ‘justice’ system - Kyle Rittenhouse is still guilty to his victims and the families of those victims," the demand letter states. "Join us to demand from ASU that those demands be met to protect students from a violent blood-thirsty murderer.", tweeted the Students for Socialism, ASU. On December 1, the organizations will hold a "Rally and Protest to Get Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse Off Our Campus" at Arizona State University.

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Kyle Rittenhouse closes his eyes and cries as he is found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 19, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Photo by Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images)

The ultimate purpose of the requests, according to a representative for Students for Socialism at Arizona State University, is to let the university administration know that they do not feel comfortable knowing that a "mass shooter" has been accepted to the campus.

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"The goal of these demands is to let the ASU administration know that we as the ASU community do not feel safe knowing that a mass shooter, who has expressed violent intentions about ‘protecting property’ over people, is so carelessly allowed to be admitted to the school at all," the spokesperson told."Our campus is already unsafe as is, and we would like to abate this danger as much as possible."

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The Rittenhouse trial, according to a representative for the Students for Socialism branch, "essentially gives right-wing individuals the license to kill other individuals who protest for human rights. Rittenhouse took the lives of innocent people with the intent to do so — by strapping an assault rifle to himself in a crowd of unarmed citizens. That is the textbook definition of intention. The decision made by the court is one of thousands of cases that have been influenced by biased judges, predominantly white juries, and mistakes inherent in a judicial system founded off of injustice to begin with." 

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Twitter slammed the opinion of students involved with the organization. One user said, "It’s great that these student organizations can voice their opinions but sad that they take the positions that they are taking. The legal process has spoken fairly but some groups are still intent on indicting him in the realm of social media and public opinion. Such a tragedy!"

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Another user said, "Students for socialism. Enough said." Another Twitter user said, "If you are for socialism then you can immediately move to a socialist country. Why wait ??? Go now". Another User ridiculed, "and while they are at it, I'm gonna need them to pay half of my college tuition too. Because I paid for my own and that's not fair under their rules."

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