A father and his daughter demonstrated with rifles to show disappointment with Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal on Nov. 21.
Erick Jordan and his 16 year-old daughter, Jade, visibly displayed their AR-15s while protesting outside the Kenosha County Courthouse. They claimed protest organizers invited them to join.
“We just do security for different groups,” he said according to the New York Post. “We are doing a favor for them.”
The 50 year-old and his daughter were assigned to protect the group of 75 activists. The group held signs that claimed the “whole system is guilty” and “cops and fascists give license to kill in the U.S.A.”
However, the father gave no position on the jury’s latest decision to acquit Rittenhouse of all charges. This includes two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder by hurting a third person, and two counts of endangering the safety of others.
“It is what it is,” Jordan said according to the paper. “The jury did their job, and this is America.”
The pair recalled guarding a restaurant and two parking lots on the eve of the 2020 Kenosha shootings.
“[I] probably would not have fired my weapon,” Jade, 16, said according to the paper.
The protest was one of many that took place across the United States. Police declared a riot after about 200 protestors turned violent in both Chicago and New York City.