MADISON – Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) made the following statement regarding today’s verdict in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse:

“The outcome of this case is, unfortunately, reflective of what I see in my community every day regarding how people of color and their allies are treated.

“Black children and men are treated as suspects and perpetrators while walking the streets – or simply playing in their yards. It is a damn shame that too often this leads to them paying with their lives. Our society and our justice system treats white individuals differently than it does our communities of color, and we cannot allow that to continue to happen.

“My heart is with the families of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum as well as with Gaige Grosskreutz and his family.”

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