MADISON –Today, the jury gave a verdict of not guilty to Kyle Rittenhouse for killing two men and injuring a third. The incident happened against the backdrop of protests last summer after a police officer shot Jacob Blake. 

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski released the following statement: 

“It is outrageous that there will be no justice and no accountability for the deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or for the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz.

“Last year, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets crying out for change, but our system still remains broken. Instead of justice, violent vigilantism has been protected, and in Washington, politicians have let the calls for change go unanswered.

“Our leaders have to address the systemic racism that permeates our criminal justice system and work to ensure that America fulfills its promise of equal justice for all.”

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