The following press statement was received from Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.
Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement Following the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse
Burlington, VT – Today, a Kenosha, Wisconsin jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all five charges in the gun deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger made the following statement:
“It is disappointing that Kyle Rittenhouse was in no way held accountable today for his role in two deaths in Kenosha a year ago. Our anger over this heartbreaking loss of young lives should also be focused on the permissive gun laws that make it possible for a seventeen year-old to easily access and openly wield an AR-15 style rifle, and in opposition to the public officials and loud voices who encouraged vigilantism in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake. It is in our power to forge a future where such tragedy and discord cease to be a part of American life.”
Mayor Weinberger – the same Constitution guaranteeing your right to speak out without fear of government recrimination and in confidence government will protect you against unlawful citizen recrimination also guarantees Kyle Rittenhouse the right to bear arms. Vermonters are shocked and disgusted that the elected leader of our largest city displays such public disregard for the facts and the law surrounding this act of lawful self-defense.