Watch live as Kyle Rittenhouse’s jury begins discussions
The jurors in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial ended the second day of deliberation without reaching a verdict in the case. They reviewed several key videos that tracked the shootings in Kenosha on August 25, 2020 and will return to the courthouse on Thursday to begin the third day of controversy.
Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said he hopes Mr. Rittenhouse gets an “innocent verdict” and suggested he wants to hire the defendant as a congressional intern.
Mr Rittenhouse, 18, faces five criminal charges for shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests that night. 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.
Follow the latest live updates:
ICYMI: Who is Kyle Rittenhouse and what happened at Jacob Blake’s last summer protest in Kenosha?
Charlene RodriguesNovember 18, 2021 12:40 p.m.
Matt Gaetz claims he plans to hire Kyle Rittenhouse as a congressional intern
Charlene RodriguesNovember 18, 2021 12:00 p.m.
An increase in misinformation about the Rittenhouse case
Charlene RodriguesNovember 18, 2021 9:36 AM
New questions arise with the Rittenhouse case: What makes a fair trial?
As Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial took place in Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder’s Kenosha court, moments of apparent deference to the defendant struck many observers as curiously different from how murder proceedings often unfold.
Schroeder addressed some of these observations on Wednesday, saying “people should have confidence in the outcome of the lawsuit.” He called some coverage of the case “scary.”
Schroeder, the longest-serving circuit judge in Wisconsin, said he lets defendants draw numbers of jury substitutes for about 20 years.
He explained on Wednesday that he started doing it after Black’s trial when there was only one Black person on the jury and that person was dismissed after the court officer drew the jury as a substitute.
Schroeder said that while there was nothing wrong with the way the replacement was chosen, the optics looked bad.
Since then he has said he has an almost universal policy that defendants pull substitutes. Legal experts said this may be unconventional, but not necessarily wrong. Schroeder said he had no complaints in this case, and suggested that those who were dissatisfied tried to undermine the results of the lawsuit.
Charlene RodriguesNovember 18, 2021 7:46 AM
Five schools in Kenosha are becoming virtual due to security concerns
Five schools in Kenosha are virtual this week due to concerns about the safety of staff and students due to the proximity of the schools to the Kenosha County Courthouse.
These include Brass Elementary, Frank Elementary School, Harborside Academy, Reuther Central High School and Washington Middle School, reported ABC affiliate WISN.
“Although we have not been advised of any existing imminent danger, we feel this is the best course of action to protect our students and staff for an uncertain time. We will continue to work closely with police to receive support as needed in the coming days and weeks, Said Kenosha Unified School District in a message to parents quoted by the television news station.
Namita SinghNovember 18, 2021 7:06 AM
A lawyer explains Judge Schroeder’s judicial election process
As the judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial was re-examined to allow Mr Rittenhouse to choose the names of the six jurors, a defense lawyer practicing in Kenosha court for 54 years said that this is how the judge normally behaves.
“Not just because it’s Kyle Rittenhouse, he does this in everyone’s case,” said Terry Rose, an ABC WKOW affiliate.
“There’s nothing wrong with it,” Mr Rose said of Judge Bruce Schroeder’s decision to allow Rittenhouse the draw the alternate jurors appoint in his murder trial. “It simply came to our notice then. When a defendant puts his hand in the cylinder, pulls out a piece of paper, he can’t see what’s on that paper. ”
Namita SinghNovember 18, 2021 6:57 AM
Rittenhouse lawsuit “symbol of the Trump movement”
Right-wing political commentator Dinesh D’Souza told Fox News on Wednesday that Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial is portrayed as “a sort of symbol of the Trump movement.”
“This is not just a test of Rittenhouse,” he said. “In fact the prosecution was very keen early on to show him fraternizing or associating with the Proud Boys.
“They wanted to try to make Rittenhouse a symbol for Trump’s America. By contrast, the rioters, the robbers, the arsonists – this is Antifa. These are the people the media has been protecting for a year.
“And if you were to read media reports about this confrontation, you would never have a sense of who these people are or what those people are doing or the violence they were engaged in or the fact that they chased Kyle Rittenhouse and not otherwise. Around. ”
Claiming that assistant prosecutor Thomas Binger acts as “the apologist for the left-wing narrative,” D’Souza said, “They want to get Rittenhouse because they want him to be a substitute, if you will, for the whole thing. Movement Make America Great Again . “
Namita SinghNovember 18, 2021 5:46 AM
Tucker Carlson’s guest worries about “where we are as a country”
Conservative shock joker Jesse Kelly made a bizarre outcry about “human-hating feminists” running the country in Wednesday’s edition of Fox News. Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Arguing that the prosecution believes Kyle Rittenhouse “should not prevent the street animals from burning Kenosha,” Kelly said, “They believe they have a right before God, their communist God, to burn this land.”
He replied to Carlson, who asked Kelly if “you have no right to protect your own life?”
“That’s the take-off they’re going to get from it, Tucker, because it’s their whole worldview,” Kelly said.
“It’s hard for Americans to accept, it’s hard for me to accept where we are as a country. Where we are are people in positions of power now, they are the crazy nut work that was once on the street protesting, the malevolent feminist who used to hide in her apartment hammering Nutter Butters. These people are now CEOs, they’re district attorneys, they’re senators, they’re presidents, and that’s why you see that. ”
“They really believe that Kyle Rittenhouse shouldn’t stop the street animals from burning Kenosha, or any other town. They believe they have a right before God, their communist God, to burn this land. ”
“I love Nutter Butters,” Carlson replied. “I’m sorry to say that. I don’t advocate feminism in any way but I can’t resist.
“So what’s our reaction to this,” Carlson asked. “You have to think that the people watching this trial, no matter what the outcome, will conclude that you really can’t defend yourself in the country. How, how could you? “
“I don’t think people want to hear what we have to do Tucker,” Kelly replied. “Because what we have to do is get out of Blue areas. You are not safe in an area that is blue right now in this country, “he said apparently referring to the states with Democrats in power.
“Not because of a street crowd, not because of exactly what you see here. Because the people who have the power to ruin your life will throw you into a dark hole forever, they are now in positions where they can make that happen. ”
He advised Americans to “go to a red zone, become an activist, run for the DA, run for the school board. Make it redder.”
“We’re not in the year 2000, we’re not even in the year 2010. These people are now desperate and beating and they’re going to hurt a lot of people right before they leave.”
Namita SinghNovember 18, 2021 4:53 AM
Bruce Schroeder: Who is the polarizing judge in Kyle Rittenhouse lawsuit criticized for Trump-linked ringtone and intimidating exchanges with prosecutors
ICYMI: As the nation’s eyes cling to Kyle Rittenhouse’s televised double homicide lawsuit, widely aired through news networks and rebroadcast by the media, viewers examined the judge presiding over the high-profile case that touched on issues of white. vigilance, racial justice protests and the criminal justice system itself.
Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder is Wisconsin’s longest-serving active trial judge who, at age 75, said he has tried more homicide cases than any judge in the state.
Graeme MassieNovember 18, 2021 4:52 AM
Kyle Rittenhouse: How Jury Discussions Work, and What Happens to a “Hanged Jury”
ICYMI: For two weeks, jurors in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial watched more than a dozen videos, including life streams, body images, an FBI aerial video, and an interview Mr. Rittenhouse gave moments before he killed two people and injured. another man in the aftermath of police brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.
They also heard testimony from police, people who witnessed the shootings, the man who survived a shot from Mr Rittenhouse’s AR-15-style rifle, and Mr Rittenhouse himself.
Alex Woodward has the details.
Graeme MassieNovember 18, 2021 3:56 AM