A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men in a trial that highlighted divisions over gun rights and stirred fierce debate about the boundaries of self defense in the United States.

The jury found Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty on all charges: two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide for wounding a third man, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety during protests marred by arson, rioting and looting on Aug. 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse broke down sobbing after the verdict and collapsed to the floor before being helped back into his chair. The verdict came shortly after the judge warned the courtroom to remain silent or be removed.

Amid a heavy law enforcement presence, several dozen protesters lined the steps outside the courthouse after the verdict was read, some carrying placards in support of Rittenhouse and others expressing disappointment.

“We are all so very happy that Kyle can live his life as a free and innocent man, but in this whole situation there are no winners, there are two people who lost their lives and that’s not lost on us at all,” David Hancock, a spokesperson for the Rittenhouse family, told Reuters.

As you might expect after the verdict those on the left had a collective mental breakdown and turned purple with rage:

First a word from NYC’s own resident communist Mayor Bill De Blasio:

Next fake black man and leftist grifter Shaun King had a few words:

Of course one of the loonier responses to the Rittenhouse verdict was none other than MSNBC’s own Joy Reid:

Then California’s own Gavin Newsom chimed in with his usual bullshit:

Another one of California’s loonier far left politicians, state Senator Scott Weiner, had this to say:

This has to be seen to be believed:

Independent reporter Andy Ngo is tracking the violence bubbling on the left just below the surface:

Last word on the media and the trial goes to Bari Weiss:

Get ready folks, it’s going to be a long night.

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