Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was tragically killed in a police shooting in 2014 turned BLM activist has pronounced her own verdict in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse. Rice told reporters in a new interview with TMZ “this country needs to be overthrown”. While the incident that took her young son’s life was absolutely tragic and her disappointment with the justice system is understandable, the Rittenhouse case has nothing to do with it and the concept that our nation should be overthrown because of the perceived injustice in a small percentage of cases is ludicrous.
Adding the context of Rice’s statement doesn’t improve it much at all. Clearly, a woman who has been taken in by the overwhelming flood of false reporting that has beset the nation in regard to this and so very many other cases she makes multiple provably false statements that are obvious to virtually anyone who followed the trial.
She told TMZ, “I’m very annoyed about how minor, a white little boy, is not in jail for the murder of other people, That’s just not right. His mother should go to jail too because why would you give him a gun and he’s a minor? That’s not how you’re supposed to raise your children and you’re in this country you’re not supposed to just give him a gun for him to go to a to go, to a protest right so You knew he was going to a protest, what did you think he was going to do? He wasn’t helping out the police he killed innocent people and for that right there, he should be in jail.”
“At the end of the day, this country needs to be overthrown. This is pitiful,” Samaria said. “Where in this country have we seen somebody pick their own jurors? When I saw that I was like are we still on planet earth? We’re praying for them right now because this is pitiful!”
The Factual Flaws In Rice’s Activist Screed
Let’s break down Samaria’s assertions here step by step skipping the obvious points that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and by definition didn’t murder anyone:
- “His mother should go to jail too because why would you give him a gun and he’s a minor?”
- This point has been thoroughly debunked and disproven. Mrs. Rittenhouse was not a party to the purchase of Kyle’s Rifle (It was purchased and stored by his friend Dominic Black who lived in Kenosha).
- “in this country you’re not supposed to just give him a gun for him to go to a to go, to a protest right so You knew he was going to a protest, what did you think he was going to do?”
- Rittenhouse was already in Kenosha on Aug. 24th for work as a lifeguard, he stayed the night at Dominic Black’s house, deciding to go out and clean up riot damage the next day. While they were cleaning up the high school, they were engaged by the owners of Car Source to stand watch over their business. Again: Rittenhouse’s mother didn’t have a role in this.
- “He wasn’t helping out the police he killed innocent people and for that right there, he should be in jail.”
- Rittenhouse never claimed to be helping out the Police only acknowledging that police thanked him and his fellows.
- As determined by the Rittenhouse verdict, by shooting and killing his attackers both of whom were in the commission of criminal acts and had extensive criminal records. Huber was “guilty of a felony for strangulation and suffocation, domestic abuse. He was also convicted in that case of felony false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse.” And Rosenbaum of horrifying sexual crimes against five children including “anal rape and oral sex with minors, masturbating in front of a 15-year-old, distributing naked photos of a woman to a minor under age 18, and other similar offenses.”
All of these factually incorrect statements belie that Rice’s appeal to emotion is exactly that and is as a result fatally and logically flawed. In this interview Samaria appears to be an angry, grieving mother, given a platform by the BLM movement for poorly informed, radical statements. Hopefully, she can find peace for the loss of her son, before her volatile statements help to inspire any further tragedies.