Kyle Rittenhouse uitspraak – live news on possible mistrial
The third day of deliberation in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial ended without a uitspraak op Donderdag, as jurors were sent home following more than 24 hours of deliberation across three days this week. Jurors will reconvene at 9am CT on Friday.
Donderdag vroeër, Judge Bruce Schroeder barred MSNBC from covering the trial inside the courthouse for the remainder of the trial, after a freelancer journalist was stopped by the Kenosha Police Department for allegedly running a traffic signal behind a bus used to transport jurors to the courthouse. Police said they believed the man tried to photograph the bus.
NBC News said in a statement that the journalist did not intend to contact or photograph the jurors and is cooperating with authorities. Police said “there was no breach of security regarding the jury, nor were there any photographs obtained”.
Mnr Rittenhouse, 18, is facing five felony charges for shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin aan 25 Augustus 2020. The most serious charges are first-degree homicide for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.
Defence attorneys called for a mistrial a second time on 17 November, as Mr Rittenhouse’s legal team objected to one piece of video evidence following a series of arguments about technology used to transfer and review video files.
Vroeër hierdie week, attorneys filed a motion for a mistrial with prejudice – which would mean Mr Rittenhouse cannot be tried again on the same charges – after objecting to a line of questioning from state prosecutors in cross-examination against Mr Rittenhouse during last week’s proceedings.
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Sheriff tried to defuse tensions outside court by handing out cookies
Sheriff David Beth tried to break the tension outside court by distributing coffee and cookies to protesters during the third day of Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Die Kenosha County sheriff set up a small counter outside the courthouse with a signboard that said “Cookies for peace” on Thursday.
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Fact that sheriff is walking around handing cookies to people is ‘breaking a little bit of the ice and a little bit of tension’, David Beth says
Rudy Giuliani: Rittenhouse case ‘has become a travesty’
Appearing on Newsmax, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed Kyle Rittenhouse has not had a fair trial.
“Particularly when you consider all the errors in this case, we’re at a point judges will be justified in throwing the case out. Meaning there are so many errors, any one of which could normally reverse a case,” the former Donald Trump lawyer said.
“The case has become a travesty," hy het bygevoeg. “They commented on the 5th amendment privilege which never gets done. I ran the US attorney’s office for five years. [ek was] the third ranking officer in the Justice Department for three years and I don’t remember how many cases I have tried. I don’t remember a prosecutor doing it," hy het bygevoeg.
Giuliani said the judge has the ability to give a not guilty verdict in this case saying the verdict was not supported by evidence.
Former Missouri house speaker calls MSNBC ‘domestic terror group’
Former Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones described MSNBC as a “domestic terror group” after judge Bruce Schroeder banned the broadcaster from the Rittenhouse trial courthouse.
It was after the police suggested that a freelance MSNBC journalist was following or trying to photograph jurors.
He was stopped by the Kenosha police for allegedly running a traffic signal behind a bus used to transport the jurors.
MSNBC has denied any wrongdoing.
“Last night, a freelancer received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them,” NBC News said in a statement to CNN.
“We regret the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities on any investigation.”
Most unbelievable moments from Kyle Rittenhouse trial so far
From confusion over an iPad camera’s ‘pinch to zoom’ technology to the prosecutor pointing Rittenhouse’s rifle at the jury, this trial has been full of dramatic and unexpected scenes unfolding inside the courtroom.
Read the full report by Megan Sheets:
Viewers of the Rittenhouse trial have come to expect the unexpected after a series of dramatic scenes inside the courtroom in Kenosha, Wisconsin
BLM and Kyle Rittenhouse supporters share pizza together outside trial court
As Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate was being decided, protesters from both the “guilty” and “not guilty” camps outside Wisconsin courthouse displayed unusual bonhomie.
The supporters of Black Lives Matter and those of Rittenhouse shared pizza together and spoke of unity as they withstood the bitter cold together despite their opposing views.
But shortly after that, a protester allegedly assaulted and was caught body-slamming a journalist. A man wearing a a “f*** Kyle Rittenhouse” t-shirt was captured on camera hitting a journalist’s camera, forcing him to back down.
Republican senator Wendy Rogers says self defence is human right
Arizona senator Wendy Rogers has joined the growing list of Republican candidates, elected officials, and other influential conservatives who have backed Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rogers tweeted on Friday: “Pray for Kyle Rittenhouse and that decency prevails. Self defense is a human right.”
It comes after Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he might offer Rittenhouse an internship.
Who is Judge Bruce Schroeder?
As the nation’s eyes remain glued to the double homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, viewers have scrutinised the judge presiding over the high-profile case.
His courtroom manner and arguments with prosecutors have drawn significant attention as the trial draws to a close.
Jarelange Wisconsin-verhoorregter was die middelpunt van die saak wat noukeurig gevolg word
Man who carried AR-15 outside Rittenhouse trial was fired police officer
A man who was confronted by police for carrying a rifle without a permit and hurled obscenities about Black Lives Matter protests confirmed he was a fired Ferguson police officer.
Die man, who first identified himself as “Maserati Mike”, is Jesse Kline, who was a member in a police department of Missouri for three years.
He has been protesting outside the Kenosha County Courthouse for the past three days as Kyle Rittenhouse jury deliberation continues.
He first brought a rifle to the court and returned with a rifle bag and a dog the next day.
Rep Matt Gaetz says he may hire Kyle Rittenhouse as intern
Disgraced Florida congressman Matt Gaetz weighed in on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial this week, saying he may hire the defendant as an intern.
“He deserves a not guilty verdict, and I sure hope he gets it because you know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a pretty good congressional intern,” Mr Gaetz told Newsmax. “We may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways.”
‘We may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways’
Meet the protesters – from both sides – outside the courthouse
Outside the Wisconsin courthouse where Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate is being decided, protesters from both the “guilty” and “not guilty” camps have withstood the bitter cold to make their opinions known.
“In the melee stand two people, barely three feet apart,” Die OnafhanklikeSe Sheila Flynn berigte. “Ashley, 26, has flown from California in support of justice for the victims shot last year by Rittenhouse. Almost twice her age, 51-year-old Brandon – who also flew in from California — holds a handmade red, white and blue sign exhorting people to ‘Grow a pair & stop resisting arrest.’ It’s fair to say they come from opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.”
As jury deliberations continue for a third day in the trial of a white teen who opened fire at a protest over the killing of a Black man in this sleepy Wisconsin town, the divisions in America are represented in the crowd of onlookers outside