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Kyle Rittenhouse trial verdict – live: Jury sent home for day after reviewing video as judge ponders mistrial – The Independent

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Watch live as Kyle Rittenhouse jury begins deliberations

Jury deliberations in the the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse resumed on 17 November for a second day, with jurors requesting a review of several key pieces of video evidence that traced the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 25 August 2020.

Jurors will return to the Kenosha County courthouse on 18 November for a third day of deliberations.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, is facing five felony charges for shooting three men in the aftermath of police brutality protests that night. 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.

Earlier this 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 last week.

The city of Kenosha also is bracing for unrest in the wake of the verdict, with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers putting 500 National Guard troops on standby.

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Tucker Carlson guest rants about ‘where we are as a country’

Conservative shock jock Jesse Kelly went on a bizarre rant about “man-hating feminists” running the country on Wednesday’s edition of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Arguing that the prosecution believes Kyle Rittenhouse “should not have stopped the street animals from burning down Kenosha”, Kelly said: “They believe they have a right before God, their communist God, to burn this country down.”

He was responding to Carlson, who asked Kelly, whether “you don’t have a right to protect your own life?”

“That’s the take-away they’re going to get from it, Tucker, because it’s their entire world view,” said Kelly.

“It’s hard for Americans to accept, it’s hard for me to accept where we are as a country. Where we are is people in positions of power now, they’re the crazed nut job that used to be on the street corner protesting, the man-hating feminist who used to hide in her apartment hammering Nutter Butters. These people are now CEOs, they’re district attorneys, they’re senators, they’re presidents, and that’s why you see this.”

“They genuinely believe Kyle Rittenhouse should not have stopped the street animals from burning down Kenosha, or any other city. They believe they have a right before God, their communist God, to burn this country down.”

“I love Nutter Butters,” responded Carlson. “I am sorry to say that. I am not defending feminism in any way but I can’t resist.

“So what’s our reaction to this,” asked Carlson. “You gotta think that the people watching this trial, no matter what the outcome is, will conclude you really can’t defend yourself in the country. Like, how could you?”

“I don’t think people want to hear what we have to do Tucker,” responded Kelly. “Because what we have to do is get out of Blue areas. You are not safe in area that is blue now in this country,” he said apparently referring to the states with Democrats in power.

“Not because of street mobs either because of exactly what you are seeing here. Because the people who have the power to ruin your life will throw you in a dark hole forever, they are now in positions where they can make that happen.”

He advised the Americans to get “to a red area, become an activist, run for DA, run for school board. Make it redder.”

“We are not in the year 2000, we are not even in the year 2010. These people are now desperate and are lashing out and they are going to hurt a lot of people on the right before they are gone.”

Namita Singh18 November 2021 04:53


Bruce Schroeder: Who is the polarising judge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial criticised for Trump-linked ringtone and testy exchanges with prosecutors

ICYMI: As the nation’s eyes are glued to the televised double homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, broadcast widely across news networks and streamed online by media outlets, viewers have scrutinised the judge presiding over the high-profile case, which has touched on issues of white vigilantism, racial justice protests and the criminal justice system itself.

Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder is Wisconsin’s longest-service active trial judge who, at 75 years old, has said that he has tried more homicide cases than any judge in the state.

Graeme Massie18 November 2021 04:52


Kyle Rittenhouse: How jury deliberations work, and what happens with ‘hung jury’

ICYMI: Over two weeks, jurors in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse watched more than a dozen pieces of video, including livestreams, body camera footage, aerial video from the FBI, and an interview Mr Rittenhouse gave moments before he killed two people and injured another man in the aftermath of police brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.

They also heard testimony from police, people who witnessed the shootings, the man who survived a gunshot from Mr Rittenhouse’s AR-15-style rifle, and Mr Rittenhouse himself.

Alex Woodward has the details.

Graeme Massie18 November 2021 03:56


Matt Gaetz ‘wants to hire Rittenhouse’ as Congressional intern

Florida Republican representative Matt Gaetz on Wednesday said he might reach out to Kyle Rittenhouse to hire him as a congressional intern.

“He is not guilty,” declared the conservative lawmaker while speaking to Newsmax. “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. We may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways.”

The anchor Grant Stinchfield responded saying that he “wants him here at Newsmax”.

“So maybe we’ll have to fight for him,” said the anchor. “I want him here at Newsmax. Maybe he can be a Stinchfield intern too.”

“You guys pay way better at Newsmax,” replied Mr Gaetz. “But there’s nothing like the Hill.”

Namita Singh18 November 2021 03:37


Kyle Rittenhouse: What are the charges in the Kenosha shooting case?

A jury is deliberating on the verdict in the double homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two men and injured another in the aftermath of protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year, and will consider a range of charges against him.

Throughout the two-week trial, jurors reviewed more than a dozen pieces of video, including livestreams from that night, an interview Mr Rittenhouse gave moments before he fired his gun, body camera footage, and aerial video from the FBI.

Alex Woodward has more.

Graeme Massie18 November 2021 03:10


Who is Kyle Rittenhouse and what happened at last summer’s Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha?

The rally against injustice that took place that night was organised in solidarity with a local Black man, Jacob Blake, who had been shot and left paralysed by a white police officer two days earlier following a confrontation after his SUV was stopped.

Joe Sommerlad has the story.

Graeme Massie18 November 2021 02:08


ICYMI: What are the charges in the Kenosha shooting case?

A jury will return to the Kenosha County Courthouse on Thursday morning for a third day of deliberations.

Here is what they will be considering following two weeks of testimony in the trial.

18 November 2021 01:00


Earlier today: Police remove man armed with a rifle from outside courthouse

A protester who calls himself “Maserati Mike” was escorted away from the steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse in Wisconsin on Wednesday morning after carrying a rifle and bullhorn up to the steps of the building.

Alex Woodward18 November 2021 00:30


ICYMI: Judge considers ending live TV trials as he condemns ‘frightening’ coverage

Judge Bruce Schroeder defended his long-standing decision to prohibit characterising people as “victims” in his courtroom and allowing Mr Rittenhouse to randomly draw juror numbers from a tumbler.

He also criticised media coverage and “irresponsible statements” that he feels have sought to undermine the outcome.

Alex Woodward18 November 2021 00:00


Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Police make multiple arrests outside court as protesters clash

Police made multiple arrests outside the Kyle Rittenhouse trial after fighting broke out among rival protesters.

The drama unfolded on the steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse in Wisconsin as tensions between pro-Rittenhouse supporters and Black Lives Matters activists boiled over.

The jury in the case has been sent home after a second day of deliberations as the nation waits and watches to see if Mr Rittenhouse will be convicted or acquitted in the killing of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz during BLM protests in the city last year.

Graeme Massie17 November 2021 23:45

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