The Rittenhouse verdict sets a new case on white privileges

Opinion: The Rittenhouse privilege has set a precedent that allows individuals to claim self-defense in the most exorbitant cases.

Kyle Ritten House Being acquitted in all respects after more than 24 hours of deliberation can be summarized in one simple phrase: Caucasian privileges. This is a too familiar theme that we witness when a white defendant is being tried to kill us.

But the privileges that Rittenhouse showed and benefited from were clearly at another level. When privileges arise in the legal arena, they refer to communication between specific protected individuals, that is, communication between husband and wife, doctor and patient, lawyer and client.

I dare say that Kyle Rittenhouse was concealed with privileges not found in any legal precedent – Rittenhouse privilege.. Throughout the trial, there were cases where it was very clear that the scale of justice turned in favor of Kyle Rittenhaus.

Let’s start with the jury’s makeup. After the jury process, 18 individuals were selected to hear the trial. Of these 18 individuals, 12 were randomly selected and deliberated by defendant Kyle Rittenhaus. These individuals consisted of 7 females and 5 males – only one was colored.

The next thing to consider is the venue.The incident was attempted in Kenosha, according to which Census data Over 75% is white. In the past, the country of Kenosha voted for the Democratic Party, Donald Trump In the 2016 election. It is also especially important to consider the fact that Wisconsin is a gun-friendly state. But do we also have to ask ourselves who is gun-friendly?

Kyle Rittenhaus Kenosha

Kyle Rittenhouse (Photo: Twitter)

I saw how law enforcement overtook Rittenhaus, who was 17 at the time when he didn’t comply with the curfew. Anthony Hoover (26) and Joseph Rosenbaum (36) And the injured Gaige Grosskreutz (36).They passed him, but never thought about the bombardment twice Jacob Blake..

Since the victims of this case were white, it would have been thought that the case would be opened and closed. However, the victims in Kenosha to protest Jacob Blake’s shooting were treated maliciously in a very familiar way – but in this case, the victims were not black.By order of the judge Bruce Shrouder, Victim in this case Prosecutors will not call victims throughout the trial..

Reportedly, this is a long-standing rule that Judge Schroeder has maintained in court.But of Judge Schroeder Polyphonic ringtones Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaign songs, “God Breath the USA,” are a little daunting.

Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with seven counts. Wisconsin was responsible for demonstrating, beyond prima facie suspicion, that Rittenhaus made seven counts, including one deliberate murder with a dangerous weapon. However, two out of seven counts (possession of dangerous weapons and non-compliance with emergency orders by persons under the age of 18) were dismissed by the judge before the jury began deliberations.

Judge Bruce E. Schroeder and Kyle Rittenhaus

Kyle Rittenhaus and both lawyers are discussing a video at the Kenosha Circuit Court on November 12, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mark Hertzberg-Pool / Getty Images)

You can ride a roller coaster for the trial. One minute you are awake and the next minute you are fighting to keep it all together. Lawyers are expected to be frustrated because the courts are volatile. However, there was a serious mistake made by the prosecution. You cannot choose witnesses, but there are informal rules when conducting direct or cross exams. Don’t ask questions that you don’t know the answer to.

During direct inspection, Ryan Balti Those who roamed with Rittenhaus patroling the city of Wisconsin testified that Rosenbaum had taken “super-aggressive” behaviour. Richard McGinnis Jason Rosenbaum chased Rittenhaus and testified that he tried to get a gun when Rittenhaus shot him. During a later cross-examination, Grosskreutz testified that Anthony Huber thought he was trying to harm the Rittenhouse. These statements were the only key to the self-defense claim.

Defendants cannot be invaders when claiming self-defense. The jury had to find that Rittenhaus believed that he had an illegal threat and that the amount of force he used was reasonable and necessary. This is why Rittenhouse constantly testified that he used the power needed to get rid of the treat. But none of the victims killed were armed – Rittenhouse brought a gun to the fist battle. The Rittenhouse cried crocodile tears, used privileges and tried to provide medical assistance, convincing the jury that he was walking past the curfew in Kenosha with the AR-15.

The Rittenhaus Privilege was woven into the crevices of the Kenosha court. We knew the tactics he would play. He is white and male, and in the words of Judge Schroeder Rittenhaus, he is brave. He entered the courtroom. Just as he boldly passed the police car brigade carrying the AR-15 throughout his body, Rosenbaum and Hoover returned home across state boundaries while dying on the streets of Kenosha.

The Rittenhouse privilege set a precedent. Currently, there are precedents that allow individuals to claim self-defense in the most exorbitant cases. Please note – this case applies only to individuals who can claim Littenhouse privileges.

Stephanie Willis

Stephanie Willis

Stephanie is a lawyer and policy strategist focused on reforming the criminal legal system. Stephanie is an anchor in the law and crime network and has provided a legal analysis of Fox News.

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