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    Rittenhouse Verdict

    The Wisconsin National Guard is positioned outside Kenosha against the contingency of riots after a verdict comes out.

    Most of the media convicted the defendant a long time ago, and some seem to be blaming the presiding judge for what appears to be a strong case advanced by the defense. They’re hearing all kinds of white supremacy dog whistles. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

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    Chicago PD has had days off cancelled.

    From the bit I heard, it seems some of the prosecution witnesses supported the defense’s case.

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    I don'treally have an opinion on his guilt or innocence and have some basic trust in the courts to decide, as long as the antics of mistrial or other technicalities don't come up. He did some dumb things, some of which were illegal, but I'm not convinced of some of the charges.

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    I am aware of this trial but have not had time to keep up with it. It's a bit aggravating as there are people in the neighbood who judge and look down on me for not being involved in the neighborhood but right now I've got a decent job with lots of OT for me - I'm dealing with.my.Mom's increasing frailness(is that a word) plus trying to be a cheerleader for SO to get out of waiting tables.

    It seems that the price tag of better money is no time....but realistically I will be 55 this coming Monday. Where will I find another such opportunity to become more financially stable at my age? Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    I am aware of this trial but have not had time to keep up with it. It's a bit aggravating as there are people in the neighbood who judge and look down on me for not being involved in the neighborhood but right now I've got a decent job with lots of OT for me - I'm dealing with.my.Mom's increasing frailness(is that a word) plus trying to be a cheerleader for SO to get out of waiting tables.

    It seems that the price tag of better money is no time....but realistically I will be 55 this coming Monday. Where will I find another such opportunity to become more financially stable at my age? Rob
    Frailty is the word, as in the song Thank U by Alanis Morissette, one of my favorites.

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    My friends and family in Kenosha believe that he should be convicted. My son has been watching the trial and is disgusted with the judge saying that he is acting like a defense attorney. No matter what the verdict I hope there isn’t violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Most of the media convicted the defendant a long time ago, and some seem to be blaming the presiding judge for what appears to be a strong case advanced by the defense. They’re hearing all kinds of white supremacy dog whistles. It will be interesting to see the outcome.
    I think the outcome will be that he is acquitted of all the original charges and possibly convicted of one or more of the last minute lesser charges the prosecution spent all of yesterday trying to advance (and I expect to be the sole focus of Monday's closing argument to the jury). Having followed the trial and all the witness testimony closely I don't see any other reasonable result.

    The shame of it is that the national media and at least half of our political class will not be held accountable for creating the atmosphere which spawned the entire event and its consequences.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    I watched part of the trial with his supposed crying which was a act. I didn’t see any tears and he was looking sideways at the jury to see if they were watching. Lots of blame to go around especially the mental institution that thought it was a good idea to release a unstable client into a riot. Ugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    I am aware of this trial but have not had time to keep up with it. It's a bit aggravating as there are people in the neighbood who judge and look down on me for not being involved in the neighborhood but right now I've got a decent job with lots of OT for me - I'm dealing with.my.Mom's increasing frailness(is that a word) plus trying to be a cheerleader for SO to get out of waiting tables.

    It seems that the price tag of better money is no time....but realistically I will be 55 this coming Monday. Where will I find another such opportunity to become more financially stable at my age? Rob
    This has nothing to do with the OP/topic, but I just want to let you know that I understand your feelings about work/money. Don't feel conflicted or guilty. You have to do what you have to do, and you are a blessing for your mother and SO. We all share love in different ways. I have a musician son who is trying to follow his passion, and one time he asked me about why I chose to do market research. "For the money." I said. He was taken aback and said, "No, really, why did you do it? You must have had some passion for it..." I said, "No, I did it for the money." But the money sent my kids to college and enabled me some freedom. I've always been an idealist and money has always been a back-burner thing for me, but for some reason, God/The Universe put me in an unexpected and unplanned for chance to fill my and other people's material needs. So don't feel guilty about not having time to keep up with the state of the world. You're taking care of YOUR world. I have a feeling you won't abuse the privilege.
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    Taking care of yourself financially is definitely the right decision.

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