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Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Ben & Jerrys slammed for US tweet “Justice system is racist”

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“We need real justice in the legal system. That’s not it, ”the ice cream brand wrote on Twitter

Ben & Jerry’s was heavily criticized on the internet after accusing the US judiciary of being “racist” in the light of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. The Vermont-based ice cream brand took to Twitter and wrote, “The #RittenhouseTrial shows once again that our ‘justice’ system is racist. How would this process work if he was a black 17 year old who illegally crossed state lines in an AR-15 and shot 3 white protesters?

“We need real justice in the legal system. It is not, ”it added on Thursday, November 11th, after the Rittenhouse defense backed up their case. The Rittenhouse case has attracted widespread attention since August 2020, when the then 17-year-old native of Illinois allegedly shot and killed two men and injured another in confrontations at two locations in Kenosha amid the riots in the city of Wisconsin after a police officer hit Jacob seven times Blake had shot in the back.

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The teenager faces a range of charges including frivolous first degree homicide, reckless first degree endangering, first degree premeditated homicide, attempted first degree premeditated homicide, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18, and use of a dangerous weapon. Rittenhouse lawyers have alleged that he acted in self-defense the night the protests broke out.

Meanwhile, following the ice cream company’s tweet, several began condemning him for advocating a “false narrative”. One user fired: “Why are you doing this over races? Color war? We stand united! Stop playing the racing card! About it. “The second wrote,” They compare an actual case decided in a court of law with actual facts judged by the jury and fact-reviewers, and insert a hypothetical with a presumed conclusion that is considered conventional wisdom without even trying to talk to you about the elements of the 4 ‘crimes’? “The third added,” NEW TASTE! Hen & Sheeples is proud to bring you a spoonful of tyranny! Our new synthetic ice cream is Packed with outrageous unhealthy advice and topped with hard-to-chew misinformation. Don’t miss the swirl of lies and sticky pieces of propaganda in every bite! “

One tweet read: “Whoever is running your media doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Parroting false arguments with a useless hypothetical all-to-virtue signal for an overpriced, overrated ice cream brand. Another said, “But there is no black version of Kyle Rittenhouse so you don’t know, you just theorize about a hypothetical change in the scenario and go, ‘yes, this is how it would happen’.” “I remember when a group of armed white militias appeared on the steps of the MI Capitol. Some said, “If they had been black, they would have been shot.” Three days later, a group of armed black men showed up at the exact same spot. Absolutely nothing happened to you. Not shot or harassed, ”read a tweet.

However, there were some who supported Ben & Jerry’s. One person said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for that. I’m going to inhale two pints of your toffee-nut ice cream today in honor of you and this tweet. Thank you thank you thank you. Thanks also to @Unilever for making it possible to preserve your brand identity and values. I did a project for Unilever when I was living in the Philippines. Difficult project, but I really love this company and deeply respect both of you. ”Another commented,“ I agree with your premise that if he were black, the conversation would be very different. He got the gun after he got to Kenosha and it doesn’t seem illegal for him to have that particular type of gun there. “

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