The level of trickery that the prosecution team has pulled against Rittenhouse is breathtaking. Thankfully, Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder has been a neutral arbiter of the law.
Julio Rosas of Townhall recounted how Schroeder set Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger straight for his attempts to admit evidence, “through a line of questioning with Kyle Rittenhouse, that Schroeder had previously ruled Binger could not ask about in the trial.”
During pretrial hearings, Binger expressed his desire to ask Rittenhouse if he was going to give a testimony about an incident where he was watching a store get looted and subsequently commenting how he wished to have an AR-15 on hand to shoot the looters. Instead, Rittenhouse ended up calling the authorities. Schroeder ruled that Binger could not question Rittenhouse.
Despite Schroeder’s explicit ruling, Binder insisted on asking about the incident which resulted in Rittenhouse’s defense team raising an objection. Binger also asked a line of questions to probe Rittenhouse’s Miranda rights (right to remain silent) following the August 25 shooting.
The jury was briskly escorted out of the courtroom and Schroeder berated the prosecution team.
"I was astonished when you began your examination by commenting on the defendant's post-arrest silence," Schroeder erupted. "That's basic law. It's been basic law in this country for 40 or 50 years … I don't know what you're up to."
Mark Richards, the leading defense attorney, said Binger should have known better than to ask those questions. He even warned Binger that if he pulled a similar stunt again, Rittenhouse’s defense team will file for a mistrial with prejudice. Following the lunch break, the defense team ended up filing for a mistrial with prejudice.
Schroeder stated that he did not believe Binger acted in good faith and warned him about committing another impropriety. Rittenhouse’s testimony continued, but it’s become clear that the prosecution is not acting in good faith.
Let’s face it, the prosecution has no logical arguments to fall back on, so they must resort to dirty tactics and other schemes to mess with Rittenhouse.
America is no longer a country of laws or institutions of sound governance. We now have de facto mob rule enabled by a hysterical corporate press and widescale moral panics. As a result, basic legal proceedings cannot be expected to function properly.
Otherwise impartial juries could be swayed by social media agitators, media pressure, and other external actors who want to undermine the legal process.
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