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La decisión de un juez de que la palabra “víctima” generalmente no podía usarse en la corte

Blog #58 Thursday, October 28, 2021

A judge’s decision that the word “victim” generally could not be used in court to refer to the people shot by Kyle Rittenhouse after protests in Kenosha, Wis., last year drew widespread attention and outrage this week.
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– But legal experts say that determining who should be considered a victim — in a case that hinges on Mr. Rittenhouse’s assertion of self-defense — is at the center of what jurors must decide in his trial, expected to begin next week.

-Prosecutors say he was a violent vigilante who illegally possessed the rifle and whose actions resulted in chaos and bloodshed.

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My 2 cents opinion:
I would say that if I had been shot and injured, or died because of being shot, I would be eligible to be described a “victim”. I do not understand so much sensitivity for people who commit obvious acts of hatred against defenseless crowds exercising their right to speak out against perceived oppression. Unarmed demonstrators seldom represent danger to others. Yo diría que si me hubieran disparado y me hubieran herido, o si hubiera muerto a causa de un disparo, sería elegible para ser descrito como una “víctima”. No entiendo tanta sensibilidad por las personas que cometen actos obvios de odio contra multitudes indefensas que ejercen su derecho a hablar en contra de la opresión percibida. Los manifestantes desarmados rara vez representan un peligro para los demás.


*Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/27/us/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-victims.html?smid=url-share