Watch live as Kyle Rittenhouse’s jury begins discussions
The third day of deliberation in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial ended without a verdict Thursday, as jurors were sent home after more than 24 hours of reflection through three days this week. Jurors will meet again at 9 a.m. CT on Friday.
Earlier Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC from covering the trial inside the courthouse for the remainder of the trial, after an independent journalist was stopped by the Kenosha Police Department for allegedly operating a traffic signal behind a bus used to transport jurors to the courthouse. . Police said they believed the man was trying to photograph the bus.
NBC News said in a statement that the journalist did not intend to contact or photograph the jurors and is cooperating with authorities. Police said “there was no breach of security regarding the jury, nor were photos obtained”.
Rittenhouse, 18, faces five criminal charges of shooting three men following police brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. The most serious charges are first-degree homicide over the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.
Defense attorneys filed a lawsuit a second time on Nov. 17, as Mr. Rittenhouse’s legal team protested against one piece of video evidence after a series of arguments about technology used to transfer and review video files.
Earlier this week, lawyers filed a motion for non-judgment with prejudice – which would mean Mr. Rittenhouse cannot be tried again on the same charges – after opposing a line of questioning by state prosecutors in a cross-examination against Mr. Rittenhouse over the past week procedures.
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A sheriff tried to calm tensions out of court by handing out cookies
Sheriff David Beth attempted to break the tension outside court by distributing coffee and cookies to protesters during the third day of a Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
The Kenosha County sheriff set up a small counter outside the courthouse with a sign that said “Cookies for peace” on Thursday.
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Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 6:55 AM
Rudy Giuliani: The Rittenhouse case “became a parody”
Appearing on Newsmax, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse did not have a fair trial.
“Especially when you consider all the errors in this case, we are at a point that judges will be justified in dismissing the case. That means there are so many mistakes, each of which could normally turn a case around, ”said Donald Trump’s former lawyer.
“The case has become parodic,” he added. “They commented on the 5th Amendment privilege, which is never implemented. I have been managing the U.S. Bar for five years. [I was] the third rank officer in the Ministry of Justice for three years and I don’t remember how many cases I tried. I don’t remember a prosecutor doing that, ”he added.
Giuliani said the judge has the ability to give an innocent verdict in this case saying the trial was not supported by evidence.
Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 6:11 AM
Former Missouri house spokesman calls MSNBC “domestic terror group”
Former Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones described MSNBC as a “domestic terror group” after Judge Bruce Schroeder banned the broadcaster from the Rittenhouse courtroom.
It was after police suggested that an independent MSNBC journalist follow or attempt to photograph jurors.
He was stopped by the Kenosha police for allegedly operating a traffic signal behind a bus used to transport the jurors.
MSNBC has denied any wrongdoing.
“Last night, an independent employee received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation occurred near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during a discussion, and never photographed or intended to photograph them, “NBC News said in a statement to CNN.
“We regret the incident and will cooperate fully with the authorities on any investigation.”
Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 5:30 p.m.
Most incredible moments of Kyle Rittenhouse trial to date
From confusion about the technology to “pinch to zoom” from an iPad camera to the prosecutor pointing Rittenhouse’s rifle to the jury, this lawsuit was full of dramatic and unexpected scenes unfolding inside the courtroom.
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Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 5:05 AM
Supporters of BLM and Kyle Rittenhouse share a pizza together outside of court
As Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate was decided, protesters from both the “guilty” and “innocent” camps outside a Wisconsin courthouse showed unusual kindness.
Supporters of Black Lives Matter and those of Rittenhouse shared pizza and spoke of unity as they endured the bitter cold together despite their opposing views.
But soon after that, a protester allegedly attacked and was caught body-striking a journalist. A man wearing a t-shirt “f *** Kyle Rittenhouse” was caught with a camera hitting a journalist’s camera, forcing him to retreat.
Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 4:37 AM
Republican Senator Wendy Rogers says self-defense is a human right
Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers joined the growing list of Republican candidates, elected officials and other influential Conservatives who supported Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rogers encrypted on Friday: “Pray for Kyle Rittenhouse and that decency reigns. Self-defense is a human right.”
It comes after Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he might offer Rittenhouse an internship.
Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 4:18 AM
Who is Judge Bruce Schroeder?
While the nation’s eyes remain glued to Kyle Rittenhouse’s double homicide trial, viewers examined the judge presiding over the high-profile case.
Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder is Wisconsin’s longest-serving active trial judge who, at 75, said he has tried more homicide cases than any judge in the state.
His court manner and arguments with prosecutors attracted major attention when the trial ends.
Nathan PlaceNovember 19, 2021 4:00 p.m.
A man carrying an AR-15 outside Rittenhouse trial was fired by a police officer
A man who was confronted by police for carrying a rifle without a license and threw obscenities at Black Lives Matter protests confirmed he had been fired by a Ferguson police officer.
The man who first identified himself as a “Maserati Mike” is Jesse Kline, who has been a member of a Missouri police department for three years.
He has been protesting outside the Kenosha County Courthouse for the past three days while a Kyle Rittenhouse jury deliberation continues.
He first brought a rifle to court and returned with a rifle bag and a dog the next day.
Shweta SharmaNovember 19, 2021 3:39 AM
Deputy Matt Gaetz says he can hire Kyle Rittenhouse as a trainee
Disgraced Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz weighed in on Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial this week, saying he can hire the defendant as an intern.
“He deserves an innocent verdict, and I certainly hope he gets it because you know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably do a pretty good congressional intern,” Mr. Gaetz told Newsmax. “We may contact him and see if he would be interested in helping the country in further ways.”
Nathan PlaceNovember 19, 2021 3:00 p.m.
Meet the protesters – from both sides – outside the courthouse
Outside the Wisconsin courthouse where Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate is decided, protesters from both the “guilty” and “innocent” camps endured the sharp cold to make their views known.
“In the melee stand two people, barely three feet one,” The Independentreports Sheila Flynn. “Ashley, 26, flew out of California to support justice for the victims shot last year by Rittenhouse. Nearly twice her age, 51-year-old Brandon – who also flew in from California – holds a handmade red, white and blue sign urging people to” Break a couple & stop resisting arrest. “It’s fair to say they come from opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.”
Nathan PlaceNovember 19, 2021 2:00 p.m.