Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor’s Case: Rioting Good, Self-Defense Bad; Defense Moves for Mistrial; Liberals Demand New Judge in Rittenhouse Case

By The Federalist. If you follow the prosecution’s case against Kyle Rittenhouse, the only logical end is the assertion that self-defense is almost never an option and visiting the scene of a riot is only okay if you are there to burn property.

There are other facets to lead prosecutor Thomas Binger’s arguments — that Rittenhouse, 18, was in illegal possession of a gun, that he showed up in Kenosha, Wis., that night of violent rioting because he was pursuing danger, and that he could have easily done things differently. But the bulk of Binger’s questioning of Rittenhouse on Wednesday relied on the assumption that unless a person has physically touched you, and unless you were at the scene for reasons not in line with others present, there is no reason to protect yourself with force that may prove deadly.

Rittenhouse face chargers for the murders of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, as well as the intentional homicide of Gaige Grosskreutz. It’s not disputed, and it’s on video, that Rittenhouse shot all three, and only Grosskreutz survived.

It’s also on video and backed up by eyewitness testimony that each of the three men was running after Rittenhouse and making attempts to take his gun. Grosskreutz, who was armed at the time, himself said he tried grabbing Rittenhouse’s AR-15.

Binger played the videos, which the jury has seen multiple times already, and acknowledged in questioning that Rittenhouse was being chased that night in August 2020. But his emphasis has been that: 1) Rosenbaum, the shooting of whom set off the whole episode, never physically touched Rittenhouse and 2) that Rittenhouse’s presence, by its very nature, was needlessly provocative. (Read more from “Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor’s Case: Rioting Good, Self-Defense Bad” HERE)


Defense Moves for Mistrial in Kyle Rittenhouse Case

By Breitbart. The defense in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, moved Wednesday afternoon for a mistrial based on the prosecution’s violations of the defendant’s rights and the judge’s previous rulings about admissible evidence.

Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to declare a mistrial “with prejudice,” which would prevent prosecutors from bringing the charges again. That provision, Chirafisi claimed, was necessary to prevent prosecutors from deliberately ruining their own case to get “another kick at the cat.” He said that prosecutors, led by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger, had acted in “bad faith” — a key element of dismissal with prejudice.

The motion came after a lunch break, and after Judge Schroeder had admonished the prosecution that it had committed a “grave constitutional violation” by referring to Rittenhouse’s previous silence, which conflicts with his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. (Read more from “Defense Moves for Mistrial in Kyle Rittenhouse Case” HERE)


Liberals Demand New Judge in Rittenhouse Case After His Phone Rings During Trial With Patriotic Ringtone

By The Blaze. While many of the developments of the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse appeared to go south for the prosecution Wednesday, some on the left demanded a new judge after his phone rang during the trial and revealed a patriotic ringtone.

Rittenhouse is on trial for shooting three protesters during political unrest in August 2020 in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Two of the three protesters died.

On Wednesday Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder berated the assistant district attorney for Kenosha County in what many saw as a sign that the case was possibly headed towards a dismissal by mistrial.

In response, many on the left latched on to the idea that the judge’s ringtone was evidence that he was biased in favor of Rittenhouse.

Among those were the former White House photographer during the Obama administration, Pete Souza, who tweeted, “Mistrial. Assign a new judge.”

(Read more from “Liberals Demand New Judge in Rittenhouse Case After His Phone Rings During Trial With Patriotic Ringtone” HERE)

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