Rittenhouse Judge Blasts Media’s ‘Grossly Irresponsible’ Coverage of Trial, States He Will Consider Not Televising Future Trials
Judge Bruce Schroeder, who is supervising the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, knocked the media on Wednesday for its “grossly reckless” protection of the proceedings as the jury pondered for a second day.
” When I talked about issues with the media when this trial began, we exist in part,” he stated. “Not fully, however in part because of grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this trial.”
He added that he will believe “long and tough” about televising future trials.
” I’ve constantly been a firm believer in it due to the fact that I believe the individuals need to be able to see what’s going on but when I see what’s being done it’s really quite frightening,” he stated.
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Schroeder called out news stories about his choices to ban the men Rittenhouse shot from being described as “victims” and to permit Rittenhouse to arbitrarily select juror numbers out of a tumbler to determine which jurors were alternates, in addition to the fact that the judge has not yet ruled on a defense movement for a mistrial.
Schroeder said he hadn’t yet read the movement to dismiss since he had just received it on Tuesday.
” It’s simply an embarassment that irresponsible statements are being made,” Schroeder said, pointing particularly to remarks in a Milwaukee Journal Guard article from law school professors about him having not yet ruled on the mistrial motion.
The jury started considerations Tuesday after a two-week trial in which Rittenhouse and his attorneys attempted to show that he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 2 guys and injured another throughout riots in Kenosha, Wisc. in August 2020.
Rittenhouse deals with a number of charges, including first-degree reckless as well as intentional murder, tried first-degree deliberate homicide, first-degree recklessly threatening safety, and failure to adhere to an emergency order from state or city government. Schroeder dropped a lesser weapons ownership charge on Monday, saying the law, which forbids minors from having particular guns, was too improperly written to be enforceable.
Ahead of Monday’s closing arguments, Rittenhouse’s attorneys submitted an updated movement for mistrial with prejudice, declaring that numerous prosecutorial infractions had actually occurred, consisting of withholding proof pertinent to the case, attempting to utilize prohibited proof, and breaching the offender’s fifth amendment rights.
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Released at Wed, 17 Nov 2021 22:56:52 +0000