Outrage after Joy Reid calls Rittenhouse 'slave catcher': 'Sue her into retirement'

The MSNBC host said, 'Gun laws helped to enhance the design to allow this verdict to happen today'

                            Outrage after Joy Reid calls Rittenhouse 'slave catcher': 'Sue her into retirement'
Joy Reid has slammed Kyle Rittenhouse's not guilty verdict and called him a 'slave catchers' (Getty Images/ Theo Wargo and Sean Krajacic - Pool)

MSNBC host Joy Reid is reportedly upset with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse and compared him to the modern-day incarnation of "slave catchers”. The teenager was facing numerous charges and standing a homicide trial after he was accused of murdering Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, Anthony Huber, 26, and injuring 28-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz on the night of August 25, 2020. But was freed of all charges on November 19 by the jury.

Reid did not like it and while appearing as a guest on her show, she remarked, “I think we have to keep in mind, when we're watching the criminal justice system at work, that it was designed to do exactly what it did today.” She told Jason Johnson: “Gun laws helped to enhance the design to allow this verdict to happen today. This country was built on the idea that White men had a particular kind of freedom and a particular kind of citizenship that only they have that gives, you know, from the slave catchers on, the right to inflict violence In the name of protecting property. That's like the foundational creation of the United States.”


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The 52-year-old ‘ReidOut’ host also stated, “What I am concerned about is the precedent this sets for what people will believe that they can do under law when Black Lives Matter protests happen in the future. And that people may use this as an excuse to start going out of state and doing what this teenager did, believing that they'll get away with it and in some cases, getting away with it.”



Reid then added: “What we need to worry about is we have nothing in place legally. We have nothing in place culturally or socially to stop the next group of White nationalists, Proud Boys MAGA people, whoever they want to take from this burden what they want, and to use it as permission to attack Black Lives Matter. And Black Lives Matter and just Black people as we just saw. Mr. Huber and Mr. Rosenbaum are White, they're Jewish. They are also victims and easily make victims because anyone who supports Black Lives Matter should be very afraid tonight.”

Her comments have attracted a lot of reactions online with one person saying, “It does amaze me that Joy is so certain  that those three men were actually there to ‘help black people’ and not that they may have been there to stir things up…” Another one tweeted, “She's going to get sued for defamation.” “I don’t think anybody’s listening to her or MSNBC anymore. We’re tired of this race card they keep playing. This was white on white. Oh, but to them everything‘s racist. You should never be able to debate or have an opinion unless it’s there opinion,” a tweet read. " Kyle needs to sue her into retirement" and "She needs to seek help for her derangement," were some of the other comments.









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