Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns’ 4-word reaction to Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict
News broke Friday that Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted on all of his charges related to the deadly Kenosha shootings in 2020 that killed two people and severely injured another during protests against racial injustice. Much of the sports world has offered up a reaction to the news, some positive and some negative. Some, like Minnesota Timberwolves big men Karl Anthony Towns (KAT), had commentary on the judicial system, saying this on his personal Twitter account:
The System Is Broken.
KAT has been vocal on many issues before, from the murder of George Floyd to the issues his family has faced with COVID-19, including multiple deaths, so it is no surprise that he is speaking up in this situation as well. It seems that Towns wants to see something done about the judicial system in the United States. Maybe this will spark a change in his offseason routine to include more social justice initiatives with the Timberwolves?
Towns is certainly showing the humanity that others like to see in people. Whether you are on the side of Rittenhouse or you on the side of the victims, you have to be able to understand that at the end of the day, people died. Their families now want some culpability for the deaths of their loved ones, and they did not get that.
That doesn’t mean that Rittenhouse should have been found guilty, either, as he was given the chance at a trial just as anyone else in this country and was acquitted. It is just sometimes in life no one wins, and that is what KAT is getting at here. Unless the system is changed, the outcome cannot be any different.