A judge in the Kenosha-Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Wisconsin uttered protracted rants against media criticism of Wednesday’s case, he is in compliance with the law, or any claim could be harmful to the community. Said.
Judge Bruce Schrader of the Circuit Court of Kinosha County began his extraordinary soliloquy by referring to recent media reports calling the case “the most disruptive trial in the country.” Schroeder, Wisconsin’s longest-serving circuit judge, frequently criticized the media during the case, but rarely acknowledged the greater importance of the trial.
“Everything that undermines public confidence in what’s happening here is very important,” Schroeder said. “It’s important for this town. For this country, it’s important for people to be confident in the outcome of this trial. Whatever it is-and I don’t care what it is-but people are confident. Must have. “
Schroeder commented outside the jury’s presence after a clash between lawyers and prosecutors over a video of the August 2020 mayhem on behalf of the jury. When both sides sparred, assistant district attorney Thomas Binger referred to Schroeder’s pretrial ruling, suggesting that the Rittenhouse team participated in the looting, riots and arson of the men shot by Rittenhouse that night. I was able to present evidence to do so.
The mention seemed to upset Schroeder, who began talking about media coverage of the decision. The judge made national headlines about that decision and another decision that prohibited the man shot by Rittenhaus from being called a “victim.” According to court records, the judge received dozens of angry emails about the decision.
“Some of the media’s reputable sites are saying something quite weird,” Schroeder said.
The judge specifically referred to a CNN report in which two legal analysts questioned the decision. Among them is one who said he “did not understand.” According to CNN.com, legal analyst Areva Martin commented. “The beginning of this very important case is really unnecessary and unfortunate,” said Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst specifically selected by Schroeder.
“That’s our rule,” Schroeder said. “It’s a law.”
The judge also criticized the media’s explanation that he was revoked in the murder trial that resulted in life imprisonment. Schroeder said the proceedings were reversed in the 2008 proceedings and that they were substantiated when they were reversed again, following the instructions of the Court of Appeals regarding the retrial.
“I was right,” he said.
Binger tried to return the conversation to the issue under discussion and told the judge that he was not paying attention to Tubin and other media comments on the case.
“It doesn’t matter to me,” Binger said.
The judge then took a break and got off the bench. There was no mention of the media when he returned.
Living in the far north of Antioch, Rittenhaus shot and killed two people in downtown Kenosha with an AR-15-style rifle that a friend testified on Tuesday when he bought it because he was a minor, injuring a third. I was 17 years old when I let him. The Rittenhouse wasn’t old enough to carry a gun openly, but in the turmoil over a white police officer shooting and killing a black man Jacob Blake a few days before August 2020, southeast of Wisconsin. I decided to patrol the town of the club.
Rittenhaus pleaded not guilty, murdering Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injuring Gaiji Grosskreutz in self-defense. His jury trial will resume on Thursday.