The world has been watching with anticipation for the results in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. In what is no surprise, social media has been lit up with fervent scorn for the prosecutors in the case since before it began.
From early on, the prosecutors have raised eyebrows from people who wonder why such a clear cut case of self defense was even brought to trial.
In this high profile case we all have witnessed the prosecutors be rebuked by the judge for insinuating that silence is guilt, despite the first line in the Miranda Rights warnings… “you have the right to remain silent.”
Judge Schroeder was heard admonishing District Attorney Thomas Binger, saying,
“This is a grave constitutional violation for you to talk about the defendant’s silence,” he told the prosecutor. “You’re right on the borderline. And you may be over. But it better stop.”
The defense finally asked the Judge for a mistrial for claims that prosecutors acted in bad faith and that the state gave them an inferior copy of video that may be a key piece of evidence in the case.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys argued that prosecutors brought up a prior incident the judge had previously ruled could not be raised at trial.
The Association Press said,
“The third issue Rittenhouse raised was about drone video that prosecutors say shows Rittenhouse pointing his rifle at protesters before the shooting started. Prosecutors used the video in a bid to undermine Rittenhouse’s self-defense claims and portray him as the instigator of the bloodshed in Kenosha in the summer of 2020.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys said prosecutors gave the defense a copy of the video in a lower quality, smaller file that made it less clear than what the state had. They argued the video was the “linchpin” to the prosecutors’ case and it was inconceivable that they wouldn’t provide the defense with the same quality version.”
All this aside, in his closing argument, Binger pointed a rifle in the courtroom that he had not personally checked, with his finger on the trigger. Alec Baldwin much?
Here are some questions for supporters of the death penalty.
Has this case changed your mind?
After all the incompetence and blatant violations of public confidence, can we trust the State to execute people?
The Rittenhouse trial has shed a light on slimy prosecutors across the country only because it’s nationally televised with heavy scrutiny. It’s fairly obvious that there are many others who are not out for justice, but “wins.”
How many cases are brought to court in this fashion across the country?
Personally, I used to be in favor of the death penalty. Especially in cases involving murder and harming children. However, as I started paying attention to the way government works, I changed my position many years ago.
I still believe murders, rapists, and child abusers should be put away forever. I just don’t trust the government to not try to put someone to death that is innocent.
What do you think?
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