Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges in a Kenosha, Wisconsin courthouse on Friday.
The jury deliberated four days before delivering the not guilty verdicts.
Rittenhouse, 18, broke down in tears before leaving the courtroom a free man.
The moment Kyle Rittenhouse was found NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 19, 2021
Twitter reacted with outrage and relief after the not guilty verdicts were read in open court.
MSNBC political commentator Joy Reid tweeted: “In the Rittenhouse case, the 13th juror was the judge.”
In the Rittenhouse case, the 13th juror was the judge.
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid ? (@JoyAnnReid) November 19, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: “No justice, again. #JacobBlake was shot 7 times by a police officer and they let that officer off… Rittenhouse is guilty no matter what the verdict.”
Another person tweeted: “White Priviledge is reaI.”
And a third user wrote: “Would Kyle Rittenhouse have been found not guilty if he was black?”
No justice, again. #JacobBlake was shot 7 times by a police officer and they let that officer off. So, there’s no justice. Kyle Rittenhouse killed Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, now 27. Rittenhouse is guilty no matter what the verdict.
— Lisa Lamb? (@LisaLamb8493707) November 19, 2021
So the media and the BLM intimation
DIDN’T WORK#RittenhouseVerdict NOT GUILTY
This kid got the right and JUST verdict.
— T?? C??s???????? D??? ?(??-?) ?? (@UGADawgsAC48) November 19, 2021
We should NOT be surprised that #KyleRittenhouse was found NOT GULITY. Just another day in #America
— Panda (@Here41NightOnly) November 19, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse gonna be so rich. Corporate media should be calling their lawyers right now. #Kyle #SueMedia
— Roman Holík (@Holik_R) November 19, 2021
How delusional must one be to consider a not guilty verdict, any not guilty verdict, a miscarriage of justice?! #KyleRittenhouse
— Michael Schearer (@theprez98) November 19, 2021
since vigilantism is apparently legal, does that make kyle rittenhouse fair game…?
— grim lively (not feeling well) (@KindSweetie) November 19, 2021
I’m not surprised but very disappointed at the Kyle Rittenhouse Ruling.
— Jonathan Danker (@JonathanDanker) November 19, 2021
Would Kyle Rittenhouse have been found not guilty if he was black?
— Trending Liberal (@TrendingLiberal) November 19, 2021
He defended himself. https://t.co/YK1Q1AEq30 pic.twitter.com/yhmad9JJsh
— Leftism (@LeftismForU) October 27, 2021