The prosecution performed poorly. The judge seemed biased, The jury deliberations went on for days. The case was political. The defendant was white. America is the land of the gun. So, for what it’s worth, the outcome of the Kyle Rittenhouse case, not guilty on all charges in the Kenosha shootings, is hardly a surprise at this point. In some ways, the trial’s aftermath will be the bigger story. I hope we don’t don’t see violence in the streets. I’m relieved that Rittenhouse is too young for the GOP to run him for Congress.

+ David French in The Atlantic: If a jury acquits him, it will not be a miscarriage of justice—but an acquittal does not make a foolish man a hero.