The Kenosha race riots and Kyle Rittenhouse jury verdict are now officially complete. Colin Kaepernick has weighed in. He’s added his special blend of America- and cop-hating, tear-it-all-down, abolish the white supremacist system vitriol that has been his stock and trade ever since he torched his NFL career.
Earlier this year, Kaepernick’s publishing company (in partnership with Medium Publishing) released the book "Abolition for the People" scorched America as a racist nation and demanded the abolition of police and Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE).
Rittenhouse last week was acquitted on several charges related to shootings during the 2020 riots following the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, prompting Kaepernick to give it a white supremacy rubber stamp. Via Twitter, he wrote:
Kaepernick is so blinded by his hatred for the nation, police and the justice system that he couldn’t be bothered to admit Rittenhouse has never been tied to white supremacists. Leftists know so much that isn’t true.
Kenosha police were attempting to arrest Blake, suspected of sexual assault, last year when he wielded a knife. Riots followed, and Rittenhouse shot three people, two fatally, during the civil unrest, while defending an auto dealership and providing first aid. The people he shot were white, yet Kaepernick and others on the left are screaming about racism.
Of his “Abolition for the People” manifesto, Kaepernick had previously said he wants to build a future world without the "terror of policing and prisons." The police were not involved in the Rittenhouse trial.
Netflix recently aired a six-part documentary on Kaepernick, and its producer also spoke negatively of the Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict. Ava DuVernay tweeted that the jury’s decision serves as justification for lawless people gunning down innocent victims. “John Huber and Karen Bloom, parents of murderer #KyleRittenhouse’s victim Anthony Huber: the verdict ‘sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street.'”
The Rittenhouse saga and Kaepernick's commentary on it lend further credence to the fact that his only attempt at relevance is tied to grievance mongering. Which, by the way, has made him a wealthy man.