What are the different opinions on this case?

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"We are heartbroken and angry... There was no justice today…”

The family of Anthony Huber, one of the men who was killed by Kyle Rittenhouse, in response to the not guilty verdict


The law was followed in this case. Does this mean justice has been achieved?

Complete these sentences:

"Some people would say justice HAS been achieved because... (write two reasons)"

Other people would say justice HAS NOT been achieved because... (write two reasons)"

By giving both sides of the argument - we can see how people have different opinions and reasons.

Use evidence from the Learning Zone to help you come up with your two sides.

Comments (68)

  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Dec 2021

    In fact, I think that some people say that this is fair, and that is because the well-thought-out law was followed (supposedly), and the law is the law, and also because, according to some people, he committed a crime by breaking the law and knowing that whoever would break the law will be punished.
    But have you thought about the possibility that the laws are unfair (somewhat), or that the issue has been misunderstood, and if this is what happened, then it will be a big problem, because it will be unfair to him.
    And that cannot be known after it is too late.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_history | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    I do not agree that justice has been achieved because it isn't self defence when carrying an assault rifle meant for hurting people. Another reason that it is not fair because it is a right to protest in a democracy and the three people killed did not deserve to die they were perfectly normal people exercising their democratic right to protest.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      openminded_history's comment 01 Dec 2021

      Do you agree with the second amendment?

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    2. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      openminded_history's comment 01 Dec 2021

      I don't agree with what you're saying because Kyle Rittenhouse was just meant to defend himself and I'd like to ask you a question if you were in the situation that Kyle Rittenhouse was in what would you do and would you defend yourself like him?

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    3. British Council.jpg splendid_fruit | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      openminded_history's comment 01 Dec 2021

      But if we think a little, if everyone will be killed to protect himself, then the weapons have become a simple thing, and here other miserable young people think that it is okay for them to carry weapons and play the role of the civil guard, and this is how this phenomenon spreads, and now the reason is for whom? Why don't we implement the law and look at the results that will happen in the present and the future as well. If he said, "I will release the boy because he defended himself."

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg distinguished_location | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    I do not believe that justice has been archived. This man has shot 3 innocent people protesting for a viable cause and walked past the police, waving, minuets later brandishing his assault rifle. The people who have been killed should still be alive today.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_octopus | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    i am very disappointed in this situation as if a black person killed 3 people in"defence" he would get shot as a white person got a way with it. This isn't fair as people need have equal rights.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      considerate_octopus's comment 01 Dec 2021

      Can you give an example to support your point of view?

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg loving_anteater | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    I do not think it is not fair because if a black person did it he would be imprisoned or excecuted compared to a white person they just get away with it i think they should follow the rules and all races should be treated the same. The president should inforce the law when its obviously being ignored.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      loving_anteater's comment 01 Dec 2021

      In this case, the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of committing a crime. Do you think a jury is the best way to make a decision? If not, why not?

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg serious_avocado | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    i think that is is appalling of what happened it is not fair that 3 people were killed just because one had a knife. it is peoples right to protest and the people who did got killed for this.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg outgoing_planet | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    I think it isn't right that american police let a murderer walk free on the streets with a gun on his body but in the uk if the police saw a man with a gun he will be arrested instantly. i would protest about the gun law in america because it is unsafe to have people legally carrying lethal weapons.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_dinosaur | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    people say this because they think that that decision is a good thing but it actually is a bad opinion if a black man killed 3 people he would be shot but a white person can go free.

    people say this because it is not fair that he killed 3 men but went free when all he had to do was wait and let the police arrest them instead.

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    1. avatar.jpg Rachel @ The Economist
      energetic_dinosaur's comment 06 Dec 2021

      Thank you energetic_dinosaur. Can you give an example to support this?

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg outgoing_planet | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    I think the protesters shouldn't have been shot because protesting is fully legal and the gunman is really mean for killing legal protestors.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg great_ladder | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    some people think this is appalling because it is. I think that there was another way to get the knife from him.but the white man with the gun made his choose to go outside and kill 3 people then wave to the police.the man with the knife was killed a he was a black man this shows the disrespect for black people and that really unfair the man with the knife didn't kill people but the white man who got away didn't die and i understand that people feel mistreated if they were black and the white man did that because he knew he wouldn't get killed or get arrested

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      great_ladder's comment 01 Dec 2021

      If you did a "brainstand" and swapped brains with someone with the opposite opinion, what do you think they would say?

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_vegetable | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    Some people would say justice has been achieved because the court has followed the case and was focusing on it. Other people would say justice has not been achieved because he wasn't found guilty although he had killed two and injured one person. Justice has also not been achieved because all the members jury were white and they were most likely biased.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      openminded_vegetable's comment 01 Dec 2021

      Can you explain what you mean by "biased" and the effect this would have?

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      1. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_vegetable | Graveney School | United Kingdom
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Dec 2021

        By biased I meant that the jury may have been racially motivated as it was mostly populated by white people during the case.It would affect the case because the jury may have made the suspect not guilty only because o this race.

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      2. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 10 Dec 2021

        The meaning of being biased is when someone lets their personal judgment get in the way of their open mind and everyone can be biased and it's very hard to avoid.

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_outcome | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    I think that justice has not been achieved because 3 people were hurt for protesting against a good cause. Even though it may have gone violent there were other ways to deal with that situation. One of those solutions would not be putting yourself in danger, with a weapon; only to kill and hurt people. What is even worse is that a black man with a knife and not a gun, was shot in front of 3 of his children. If in had been a black person in that protest shooting then he would have been shot or given a long sentence in jail or perhaps worse. I do not agree with the second amendment, no one should be able to carry around a gun for self defence unless someone was police but even then police should only shoot when absolutely necessary.

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg funny_currant | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    Some people would say that justice has been achieved as the the court and jury has decided that Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty. Another reason people would say that justice has been achieved as they think that the court and jury have had an incredibly well thought out decision and case. Some other people would say that justice has not been achieved as Kyle Rittenhouse was heavily armed, crossed states and shot three people. They would say that this is unacceptable and incredibly cruel. Another reason people would would say that justice has not been achieved is that a black individual would be treated more severely as nearly the whole jury was white.

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    1. avatar.jpg Rachel @ The Economist
      funny_currant's comment 06 Dec 2021

      Well done for looking at both sides of the argument.

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg fiery_reality | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    some people believe that justice has been achieved as they trust the jury and they have made a final decision. the right procedures have also been carried out and this means that Kyle Rittenhouse has been let off his charge. However others may believe that justice hasn't been achieved because the 19 year old has been cleared of all charges and people believe that this decision might have been racially motivated. The jury was also nearly fully white which doesn't represent America and people of colour. This decision took 3.5 days to come over which might suggest that some people in the jury had made up their mind before they went into the court room and others in the jury may have been influenced by others opinions.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      fiery_reality's comment 01 Dec 2021

      Excellent reasons given to explain each point. Well done!

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    01 Dec 2021

    Some people would say justice has been achieved because they might think that Kyle Rittenhouse was right in defending his community and protecting his life.
    Other people might say that justice has not been achieved because the laws which allow the 19 year old to carry his gun were mute after he crossed state lines and shot two people in supposed 'self defence' and if it was a black or mixed-race man, they would have been found guilty and punished harshly but Mr. Rittenhouse was not.
    Jurors and even judges could have been swayed by their own views of race and culture which could have created a biased platform even before any evidence was presented.

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    1. Ericka Shin.jpg Ericka @ The Economist
      encouraging_elderberry's comment 02 Dec 2021

      Thanks for your comment, encouraging_elderberry. I think in one of your points, you mentioned that the judge and jury could have held unconscious biases that might have affected the outcome of the trial. Can you maybe give an example or a study that shows this has happened before?

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  • British Council.jpg thoughtful_iceberg | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Dec 2021

    I liked Washington's statement when he said (he is not a hero and his actions may not be justified). My question is, did he benefit from what he did by killing two people and now his condition is very bad, is this self-defense, his release does not mean that Rittenhouse's actions should be justified or glorified, and described him as not a hero but rather An unfortunate young man armed himself with a gun he shouldn't have, foolishly put himself in a volatile situation that was none of his business, and ended up causing irreparable damage, but why don't we always use our minds to make decisions and not our hearts, who thinks I will punish him for what he did So that everyone does not make it easy and be an example for others.

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Dec 2021

    First, the protection of man and the strength of a man is not to carry a gun and the weapons of power not to leave and give up lands easily and to be honest and their intention to be pure, is not it????? Secondly, it is not fair for a person to be killed like this, because he was carrying a knife, not to kill, but you were afraid and terrified. Third, the penalty for shooting if it was deliberate, is the death penalty, because whoever kills a person is killed if it is by mistake, then he will be imprisoned for several years for touching a weapon. Fourth, defense is never a weapon. Fifthly, I do not like those who carry pistols in movies and series because they teach people that your weapon is to protect you, but it is a mistake. Sixth, some people believe that justice is achieved in this way. Seventh, how the US police to allow the bearing of arms. This is what I was able to explain that the weapon is not your strength, but rather an aid to your execution or your imprisonment.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      excellent_snow's comment 02 Dec 2021

      Thank you for explaining, excellent_snow! Could you explain why some people think that the death penalty is not a good idea?

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      1. British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 02 Dec 2021

        Yes, of course, I will be happy. Execution is the killing of a criminal. Yes, it is a bad idea. I agree with them, of course, because a person can lose one of his loved ones, but also this person has destroyed a loved one. I know the story of an American person who was running a race with his friend on a public street and not on purpose. He collided with a woman and her young daughter. They imprisoned him and not executed him because, as I said, if he was intentionally executed, but not intentionally, he would be imprisoned. The answer is that they lose a loved one.

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      2. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 10 Dec 2021

        Some people believe that the death penalty is not a good idea because it is considered a violation of human rights, in particular the right to life and the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel treatment or punishment, as it cannot be reversed once implemented. And I think the idea of ​​execution is good because it makes people afraid of committing crimes

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Dec 2021

    Some people say justice has been achieved because Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men in self-defense and some believe that Kyle Rittenhouse did not act in self-defense because Kyle Rittenhouse was armed with a gun and put himself in an unsafe position so I guess Kyle Rittenhouse didn't mean to kill three Men, but he intended to defend himself and I think that people should see what happened before judging the situation

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 02 Dec 2021

      Well-summarised, appreciative_pear!

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Dec 2021

    I think that justice was not achieved because Kyle Rittenhouse killed three men with a pistol for self-defense I do not consider it fair. How can a 19-year-old carry a weapon? Did the American forces not prevent this and he was not released? From my point of view, I consider him a criminal because this is not a way to defend oneself from justice Locked up in prison, wouldn't those people who a family and children killed? I understand that Kyle Rittenhouse was afraid and terrified, but the law should punish him and if he was released, other people would do the same and the country would be in a state of chaos

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 03 Dec 2021

      Thanks appreciative_pear. Just to clarify, Mr Rittenhouse was 17, not 19, when he shot three people.

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  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Dec 2021

    We also know that young kyle rittenhouse opened in kenosha,and that protes against police violence and racism that took place in the events without serious conse quences for the incident in August 2020,kyleś agents,who was 17 at the time of that incident ,were able to convince the judges that what he had done was mere self defense and he is completely innocent

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  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Dec 2021

    It is not fair to release Rittenhouse from prison or to acquit him because he killed two men and injured one person. This is the way where two families presented their son with great grief throughout his life, but if we are fair with him, he can be imprisoned for some years, and to be fair with the two murdered persons, the only solution is to imprison him for some years.

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  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Dec 2021

    Some people think that justice has been served because the court followed the case and was focused on it. They trusted the jury and believe in their decision.
    Others believe that justice has not been served because the suspected person has not been persecuted. This person killed two and wounded one, and the jury might have made the suspect only not guilty; because they are white. They were probably prejudiced. That is, the jury may have been racially motivated because it was mostly populated by whites during the case. Or more likely that the subject was misunderstood, and if that were the case, it would be a big problem; because it is unfair.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      fulfilled_peach's comment 03 Dec 2021

      Is it fair to say that a jury are "probably" prejudiced? Is there anything that could be done to find people for a jury that are not prejudiced?

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      1. British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Dec 2021

        Yes , it is possible, or most likely, that we will meet with unbiased stragglers. Also, in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, the subject may have been misunderstood or the jury is mostly from the white race.

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        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          fulfilled_peach's comment 06 Dec 2021

          We should not speculate (which means guess) about facts about the jury and their decisions, without evidence/

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  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Dec 2021

    I do not agree that justice has been achieved because 3 people were killed by one person. Where is the justice that was achieved?? In my opinion, this person should be punished. If everyone takes up arms and defends himself with weapons, many innocent people will be killed. Therefore, laws must be put in place for these calamities, because if they continue, society will be corrupted and the youth of society will be corrupted.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      majestic_moon's comment 03 Dec 2021

      Thanks, majestic_moon. Just to clarify, three people were shot but only two of these people died.

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  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Dec 2021

    Some people say it's fair, because Kyle Rittenhouse, deliberately shot 3 people. At the same time, why? Kyle Rittenhouse took up arms at an unspecified time (at a time he doesn't know that people might attack him) Isn't it illegal to carry a gun, so the police should punish the 4 people because Kyle Rittenhouse carried a gun and the 3 people attacked.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Dec 2021

    Some might say that justice was served because Kyle Rittenhouse had killed Anthony Hopter in self-defense because Hopter had hit his skateboard and Rittenhouse immediately shot and killed him.. Also, he could have taken up arms in defense of public property in times of riot. Third, that he is under the age of 18, meaning that he is a child who is not held accountable for his crime.. Some may say that justice has not been achieved for many reasons, firstly because he killed a person and his claim of self-defense is evidence of discrimination and racism..endangering public safety by owning a weapon without fear or oversight.. The acquittal of the accused can encourage young people to take up arms and play the role of civil guard. The argument for accepting the justification for self-defense is evidence of discrimination and racism.. Since he took up arms, then he threatens others and thus loses the right to defend himself.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy radical_painting | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    03 Dec 2021

    i agree with you , I have seen many cases with gun violence in America and poc always get a harder sentence for the same crime as a white person. no matter the race , gender or sexuality they should be given the same punishment for murder (depending if its actual self defence) or gun violence.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy radical_painting | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    03 Dec 2021

    I believe he should be in jail for life due to killing two people , this is an example of symmetrical racism because if a person of colour did this the judge would of gave them life in prison or death penalty , but because a white person did this and said it was `self defence` they are thinking about only giving him a few years ect , he killed 2 people that isn't self defence

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  • British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Dec 2021

    I see that justice has been achieved, since the case took its natural course in the investigation, it turned out that he was not guilty despite the differences in opinion that justice was not achieved, the articles of the law play a major role in achieving justice and supporting the right . Therefore there is no need for protests

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  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Dec 2021

    Some people say that justice has been achieved because he was in a legitimate self-defense and took his right and that he is just a (TEENAGER)....

    Some say that justice was not achieved because he targeted three, two were wounded by live bullets and one was wounded, and because he can also defend himself by a means other than weapons....
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    In my opinion, he is right and has the right to defend himself, but he could have defended himself by a means other than (weapons)...!

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 06 Dec 2021

      Well done for following the structure and giving clear, succinct answers!

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Dec 2021

    some people may think that justice has been achieved because these people believe that when Kyle Rittnhous Killed these three, he defended himself and took revenge on them, but this act is not allowed even if he was a child. Those of this age are soldiers in wars to be considered a child if children enjoy innocence and are not criminals. Also, even if he wanted to defend himself, he should not have carried a weapon, and this only needs a punishment. As for the belief that justice has not been achieved, this is the correct opinion because inflicting punishment is not within his jurisdiction, but rather the competence of lawmen and there should be no difference.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Dec 2021

    Justice has not been served!
    The first reason is that his leaving had no reason, except for harm and murder! , he just gives light to people they are against specific category like him to do the same and justify it as a teenager who wants to defend himself,On the contrary, he should be punished because his act will affect the mothers and fathers negatively by giving The same tool that Kyle used to their children who have not yet reached the legal age, meaning that disregarding Kyle's case under the pretext of self-defense is just a false cover up

    Second: Because the case used lying as a reliable and supported narrative, and in my view, the truth can only be revealed by independent journalists who use their strong intuition to obtain accurate evidence,But if the democratic play continues, we will not be able to obtain an absolute truth unless we work in secret, away from the personalities working in the government

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Dec 2021

    I think that it is not fair for a person to kill three people with a pistol for self-defense, because killing people with a pistol is not considered a method of self-defense. Rather, it is considered a crime and must be punished by law.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 07 Dec 2021

      Actually, if someone feels that they or their home have been threatened, using a pistol is considered an acceptable form of self-defence in some places. You seem to disagree with this - can you explain why?

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      1. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 05 Jan 2022

        Because using a gun to kill deprives many people of their right to life, so I do not agree that using a gun, whether in killing or threatening

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  • British Council.jpg champion_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Dec 2021

    Some people say that justice was served because Kyle Reinehouse because of his adolescence does not know how to act, so he shot three men, and he also claims that he was defending himself. Moreover, the carrying of arms by teenagers is very dangerous. Also, part of the responsibility lies with the parents because they did not teach their son how to defend himself without using dangerous means. Therefore, adolescents must be made aware of the necessity not to carry weapons to ensure a safe society.

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  • British Council.jpg imaginative_starfish | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Dec 2021

    Some people believe that justice has been served because Kyle has taken out all the evidence and that any reasonable person will understand and understand that Kyle is innocent and that the jury has released him, this is conclusive evidence of Kyle's innocence

    The jury because it's the jury to evacuate. Those who have done compensation for the offender, they are considered as a cause to be considered legal and have slandered the lawyers in favor of taking punishment with them.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_currant | Michael Faraday School | United Kingdom
    07 Dec 2021

    I believe, just because Kyle Rittenhouse shot 3 white people, this should not be the way he uses self-defence. It does not matter if people thought he was racist. He took lives and those people that he shot could be so much to so many people. The question is, why is he not in jail? Everyone is angry about this because he is guilty and should still be in prison. These families have lost important people that they need in their lives but Kyle does not understand. Guns should not be legal in America or anywhere else.

    This is a really big problem for everyone. Carrying weapons and guns should not be allowed.Making guns legal leads to a bad society because people can use violence instead of democracy. Americas laws are causing a problem for everyone.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Dec 2021

    I think justice was served because Kyle Rittenhouse meant self-defense and I think sometimes when we're scared and panicked it makes us confused and don't know what to do and that's the same thing that happened with Kyle Rittenhouse and also because he's a kid and he's not mature enough

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Dec 2021

    Some believe that justice has been achieved that justice has been achieved because his innocence was based on the right to defend himself and also his constitutional right to bear arms. It is not hidden from you what the state of mind of Rittenhouse will be in light of the riots and chaos in the city. Others believe that justice is not achieved because the laws must be reconsidered Self-defense and the laws to bear arms for under the age of 18, Crittenhouse, and the lethal force granted to them by the laws as it encourages murder under those laws granted to persons

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    1. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      aware_painting's comment 10 Dec 2021

      Some people say justice was served because Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men in self-defense and some believe that Kyle Rittenhouse didn't act in self-defence because Kyle Rittenhouse was armed with a gun and put himself in an unsafe position so I think Kyle Rittenhouse didn't mean to kill three men But he intended to defend himself

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Jan 2022

    I think Kyle Rittenhouse didn't commit the crime on purpose but was afraid and terrified, the feeling of fear is so bad that we don't realize what we did and also he's a kid who is not smart enough to realize what he did

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  • British Council.jpg thoughtful_iceberg | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Jan 2022

    Some people believe that justice has been achieved because self-defense is a legitimate right in the United Nations, and I believe that if he did not defend himself, he would have died. He uses it, and because he walks outside freely and has caused the death of two people and the grief and heartbreak of two families, in my opinion he is right and not right (well you can defend yourself but you can't carry a weapon).

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  • British Council.jpg aware_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Jan 2022

    some people believe that justice has been achieved as they trust the jury and they have made a final decision. the right procedures have also been carried out and this means that Kyle Rittenhouse has been let off his charge. However others may believe that justice hasn't been achieved because the 19 year old has been cleared of all charges and people believe that this decision might have been racially motivated. The jury was also nearly fully white which doesn't represent America and people of colour. This decision took 3.5 days to come over which might suggest that some people in the jury had made up their mind before they went into the court room and others in the jury may have been influenced by others opinions.

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