ASU Students Demand Administration ‘Withdraw’ Rittenhouse
Some Arizona State University (ASU) students are calling on the school’s administration to “withdraw” Kyle Rittenhouse from the university.
Four ASU groups are asking university officials to withdraw Rittenhouse, who they call “Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse,” and release a statement condemning him. The groups include the ASU Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU.
According to 12News, Rittenhouse is a student at Arizona State University online.
“Even with a not-guilty verdict from a flawed ‘justice’ system – Kyle Rittenhouse is still guilty to his victims and the families of those victims,” the groups wrote in a letter. “Join us to demand from ASU that those demands be met to protect students from a violent blood-thirsty murderer.”
A spokesperson for ASU’s Students for Socialism said the goal of the demands is to let the administration know that students don’t “feel safe” with Rittenhouse as a student.
“The goal of these demands is to let the ASU administration know that we as the ASU community do not feel safe knowing that a mass shooter, who has expressed violent intentions about ‘protecting property’ over people, is so carelessly allowed to be admitted to the school at all,” the spokesperson told Fox News. “Our campus is already unsafe as is, and we would like to abate this danger as much as possible.”
A spokesperson for Students for Socialism claimed the Rittenhouse trial “effectively gives right-winged individuals the license to kill other individuals who protest for human rights.”
“Rittenhouse took the lives of innocent people with the intent to do so—by strapping an assault rifle to himself in a crowd of unarmed citizens. That is the textbook definition of intention. The decision made by the court is one of thousands of cases that have been influenced by biased judges, predominantly white juries, and mistakes inherent in a judicial system founded off of injustice to begin with,” the spokesperson said.
Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges after a jury determined that he’d acted lawfully in self-defense.