Steve Kerr said what many were thinking after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges on Friday.
“This is America,” Kerr said before his team played the Pistons. “We’re treading down a dangerous path.
“It wasn’t a shocking verdict, but one that poses great risk going forward if we continue to go down this path. … States determining that people can just carry — even underaged people — weapons of war,” Kerr also said.
The 18-year-old Rittenhouse shot two men to death and wounded another in Kenosha, Wis., last summer during anti-police brutality protests. He faced a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.
“We are seemingly all right with a teenager’s right to take an AR-15 to an area where there is civil unrest. That’s really scary and concerning,” he continued.
The acquittal came on the fourth day of deliberations and 15th day of the trial.
Kerr, whose father was assassinated 37 years ago in Beirut, continues to rail against the presence of guns in this country.
Kerr was among many sports figures, including race driver Bubby Wallace and NBA star Ja Morant, to react by expressing disgust via social media.