Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. to hold press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 20e, at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50e St., in Chicago to elaborate on Kyle Rittenhouse’s not guilty verdict and its impact on the justice system and the African American community.
Although Rittenhouse, who raised over $ 2 million for his legal fees, has been acquitted of all charges, the fallout from the not guilty verdict continues, including Reverend Jackson’s accusations that the verdict was a “miscarriage of justice”. Rittenhouse could face a number of civil lawsuits for wrongful deaths filed by the families of the victims.
The Rittenhouse, 18, had faced five counts of first degree homicide for killing Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, intentional first degree homicide for killing Anthony Huber, 26, and first-degree intentional homicide attempt in the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz, 28.
Rittenhouse also faced two counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree for shooting an unidentified man twice, and in the direction of Richard McGinniss, a videographer, who was in the crosshairs when Rittenhouse was shot. shot at Rosenbaum.
Rainbow Coalition PUSH is a multiracial, multi-issue, progressive international organization that was formed in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through the merger of two organizations, he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (established in 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (created in 1984). With its headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization strives to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace. and justice in the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and obtain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational rules of the game while promoting peace and justice in the world.