Students at Arizona universities demand that the administration 'withdraw' Kyle Rittenhouse as a 'killer from our school.
Several left-leaning student organizations at Arizona State University have petitioned the university's administration to "remove" Kyle Rittenhouse.
Students for Socialism at Arizona State University, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU are all urging the university administration to take action against Rittenhouse by withdrawing him from the university and issuing a statement condemning him.
The four organizations have given him the moniker "Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse."
Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all allegations against him on Nov. 19, when jurors concluded their deliberations. He faced accusations for fatally shooting two people and wounding and injuring another during the Aug. 25, 2020, riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
According to 12News, Rittenhouse is an online student at Arizona State University.
Additionally, the groups demand that the university administration "reaffirm its support for the campus multicultural center as a space free of White Supremacy."
Additionally, the students are requesting that the administration shift cash from the Arizona State University Police Department to the multicultural center and that "a care facility be established on campus."
Additionally, on Dec. 1, the groups will conduct a "Rally and protest to remove killer Kyle Rittenhouse from our school" at Arizona State University.
"Even if Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty by a defective 'justice' system, he is still guilty to his victims and their families," the demand letter continues. "Join us in putting pressure on ASU to meet those conditions in order to protect students from a bloodthirsty murderer."
According to a spokeswoman for Students for Socialism at Arizona State University, the ultimate purpose of the demands is to communicate to the university administration that they do not feel comfortable knowing that a "mass shooter" has been accepted to the institution.
"The purpose of these demands is to communicate to the ASU administration that we, the ASU community, do not feel secure knowing that a mass shooter who has declared violent intentions about 'protecting property' over people is so carelessly welcomed to the campus," the representative said. "Our campus is already dangerous in its current state, and we would prefer to mitigate this risk as much as possible."
According to the leader for the Students for Socialism branch, the Rittenhouse trial "essentially gives right-wing individuals permission to murder other individuals who protest for human rights."
"Rittenhouse intentionally took the lives of defenseless persons by attaching an assault rifle to himself in a gathering of unarmed citizens. That is how intention is defined in textbooks. The court's ruling is one of hundreds impacted by biased judges, primarily white jurors, and fundamental errors in a judicial system established on injustice to begin with "According to the spokeswoman.