The leaders of the New Jersey Education Association, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson, are to be immediately recalled for non-passage of Press Release 101.
On Friday, November 19, the NJEA Board of Directors released a statement criticizing the jury’s verdict in Wisconsin v. Kyle Rittenhouse. Here is the textual statement with factual criticism.
“Today we share the dismay of all who see the flaw in our justice system.” The board of directors of the NJEA takes an ill-informed and minority position. They should have attended the trial. The trial is solid proof that our legal system is the best in the world.
“Today we share the fear and frustration of all who relive the trauma of previous miscarriages of justice.” Name the alleged miscarriages of justice. Those who know the facts know that it is better to try.
“Today we share the anger of all who know our communities are less secure because this verdict has sent a nefarious message that vigilante violence is a reasonable response to a constitutionally protected protest.” Kenosha has seen three days of riots, not constitutionally protected protests. Our communities are less secure due to irresponsible protests and subsequent responses to a prime example of constitutional and legal justice processes. Our communities are less secure because of the NJEA board of directors.
“But more than that, today we share the determination of those whose commitment to true equality, freedom and justice for all – regardless of race, religion or belief – has only been strengthened. by the clear reminder of how far our country has yet to go. It is good to know that the NJEA seeks equality, freedom and justice for all, as the Kenosha jury demonstrated in time real and for all to see It is an integral part of the oaths of office taken by all members of the justice system What country has a better criminal justice system?
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the families, friends and loved ones of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber – as well as Gaige Grosskreutz – who were once again victims of our legal system’s failure to deliver justice and to be held accountable for the violence perpetrated against them. “
Your “thoughts and deepest condolences” are grossly misplaced. All three were the violent attackers according to the extensive video evidence. The audio recorded loud screams to kill Kyle Rittenhouse before he was chased into a parking lot and attacked by Rosenbaum, a man with a criminal record and recent psychiatric issues. Huber, another assailant with a criminal record, chased down Rittenhouse and hit him on the head with a skateboard. Grosskreutz admitted to targeting Rittenhouse with a loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol before being shot in the arm.
The scenario rightly turned out to be “self-defense”. The facts are: Rittenhouse did not violate any laws regarding possession of the gun. He had the right to go to Kenosha since his father lives there; he had worked there; he helped clean up the damage caused by the riots; he was asked to protect a car dealership; he provides first aid and extinguishes small incendiary fires. Kyle Rittenhouse’s life was in danger.
NJEA Executive Council: immediate resignation. You are unfit to serve.
Eskil S. Danielson
Township of Byram