I have been watching but not recapping the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial. I made that choice because the legal things we used discuss here intelligently, don’t seem to work anymore. We’re sort of all reality TV all the time these days. When it comes to discussion more serious issues, lately, the comment section can quickly fill up with uneducated comments and bizarre conspiracy theories. So if you are not a trial watcher, perhaps just go comment on the RHOBH posts. Thanks in advance.
Judge Schroeder is a pathetic excuse for a judge. Now the reporters on Court TV are singing his praises as if he is doing a great job. The first stupid thing was THIS IS A MURDER TRIAL. In a murder trial, there are VICTIMS. Yet the Judge refuses to allow the victims victims. That was before the trial and that is when I knew the kid was going to walk. Supposedly, calling the victims victims would bias the jury because the little twat is claiming self defense. Whatever. So how come the victims are allowed to be referred to as “rioters,” “looters,” “Antifa” and “arsonists”? Make it make sense! This trial makes my blood boil. Also, I just went to pull photos and there were a lot with the judge making the OK sigh which is allegedly some sort of QAnon, right wingnut sort of signal or something. .
OMG this judge. he's basically an additional defense attorney pic.twitter.com/ujNQSKFTP4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 10, 2021
Yesterday, the prosecution was using some of the ubiquitous footage of the killings in the courtroom. At one point the State wanted to zoom in on some footage and needed to use an iPad to do that. The defense objected. Literally every time the defense objects Judge Schroeder sustains their objections. The basis? They were able to convince the doddering 75 year old Judge Schroeder that zooming in on a photo can cause all sorts of nefarious things to happen to change the original photo. ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME? The State tried to explain modern technology to the judge. He was clueless. It was infuriating.
The judge frequently screams at the State Prosecutors. One time the apparently said something in front of the jury that he had ruled could not be said. But all the other times are just bizarre things. The defense has requested a mistrial with prejudice which means if granted, the snot nosed kid goes free and cannot be retried on the same charges. Judge Schroeder is getting hate mail. Poor thing, I wonder why? He is 75 years old and seems a bit off most of the time. He is presiding over a case where modern technology drives the case. And he doesn’t understand what “zooming in ” on a photo means. It’s infuriating.
The prosecution is not doing a great job. But really, the Judge continues to tie their hands behind their back. He really seems to be siding with the defense. He needs to be removed. Meanwhile, Kyle Rittenhouse is probably going to walk. The best we can hope for is a hung jury. This trial is a LOT shorter than I expected. It seemed very rushed.
Let’s hope that the case against the three guys that murdered Ahmaud Arbery goes a bit better. They spent more time with jury selection than the entire Rittenhouse trial. So hopefully they will get it right. At least our courtrooms are requiring masks.
If you are not following this trial, please move on to more relevant posts for you rather than commenting. Thanks.