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Conservatives’ reaction to Rittenhouse’s acquittal follows a familiar playbook

Conservatives’ reaction to Rittenhouse’s acquittal follows a familiar playbook

In 2019, I went to Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, to visit the Sumner courthouse, where 14-year-old Emmett Till’s killers were tried and speedily acquitted in 1955.  That year, two white men — Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam — lynched Till after Bryant’s sister falsely claimed that Till had sexually harassed her. The killers received pro bono…