‘It’s not our way’

a small town in texas Police noted that a now-19-year-old officer was acquitted by his fellow jurors in the August 2020 shooting of three demonstrators in Kenosha, sparking much criticism online. In the rush, one of the officers refused to apologize for the selfie he snapped with Kyle Rittenhouse. , Wisconsin.

“You never know who you’re going to meet. Today was Kyle Rittenhouse. Welcome to Texas,” the Thrall Police Department, which serves the city outside Austin, wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Rittenhouse and an unidentified officer smiling.

The post has received over 1,700 comments, 1,500 shares, and 10,000 likes as of Sunday.

After the post was flooded with negative comments, Thrall Police Department “I must have missed something. I believed that this young man was arrested, charged, charged, and then found not guilty by his fellow jurors.

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“Isn’t this the way our country works?” Thrall police added. “The hate in these comments is terrible. If you have information to the contrary, I would love to hear it honestly.”

Rittenhouse was 17 years old and lived in Illinois. In August 2021, he was answering calls online to protect businesses during riots in nearby Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a 29-year-old police shooting. A black man named Jacob Blake Cops responded to domestic disputes.

During the chaotic scene, Rittenhouse opened fire and shot three people, two of whom died.

Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense, and his defense showed a video showing protesters first cornered and attacked him, then 17, before he fired his rifle. In November 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted by a jury of all charges resulting from a shooting during a racial justice protest, despite being vilified by left-wing media. Suspected white supremacist.

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Kyle Rittenhouse cries after being acquitted on all charges in the November 19, 2021 shooting of three protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sean Krajacic – Poole/Getty Images

Facebook user Kari Ashpaw, who lives in Sattuck, Oklahoma, wrote under a photo shared by the Thrall Police Department in Rittenhouse, “I’m tired of making him a hero. Shame on the police and this department.” know,’ he commented.

Another Facebook user, Joshua Davis, who attended Lake Erie College, commented, “Okay, because they both can kill people with no repercussions.”

Several other comments criticized the post as “disgraceful,” questioned whether Rittenhouse was suspended for a traffic violation, and ripped the selfie out as a waste of taxpayer money on police work. .

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A protester holds up a “Rittenhouse Guilty” sign as he raises his fist during a protest against Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal in the West Village, New York City, November 19, 2021. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

“Is this a joke? Are you welcoming a known killer to our state?” commented Phoenix Woods of Plano, Texas. “This is completely disgusting.”

Several users defended Rittenhouse in the comments section.

“Welcome to Texas Kyle and have a great year at school. Ignore these haters. They won’t know courage.” [if] It bit their rear end,” commented Teresa Lauder of Conroe, Texas.

The now 19-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, reportedly attends Bryn College, a public junior college in Texas, and hopes to eventually transfer to Texas A&M University.Amid organized protests from student groups and online petitions against his enrollment, Rittenhouse said last year that he no longer attend Arizona State University where he planned to study nursing.