Yesterday the news was a buzz from something a federal judge instructed a jury in the thug Rittenhouse’s trial…..
Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial starts Monday, and you won’t hear the two men he fatally shot during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, referred to as “victims.” The judge in the case has a standard policy barring people from being called “victims” until an actual conviction, USA Today reports, and he said that using the term in this case would be “loaded,” per the Washington Post. However, when prosecutors asked that defense attorneys be prohibited from referring to the two men as “looters, rioters, arsonists or any other pejorative term,” the judge declined to make such an order.
“Let the evidence show what it shows,” was all he said. Prosecutors argued the terms should not be used unless there’s specific evidence Joseph Rosenbaum or Anthony Huber engaged in those activities. Rittenhouse, who was 17 when the shootings took place last year, has pleaded not guilty to homicide in both of their deaths as well as not guilty to attempted homicide of Gaige Grosskreutz, who was shot and wounded. His lawyers are expected to argue he acted in self-defense amid protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Columnist Will Bunch runs down the judge’s controversial history in a Twitter thread (that ultimately calls for his removal) here.
The dead will be put on trial to save the life of a murderer?
This sounds a lot like one of those ‘activist judges’ that conserv are so worried about…..
This should be sound grounds for an appeal to overturn the ruling…..
Does anybody ever heard of judge Hoffman? Think Chicago 7 trial and the total bigotry of a presiding judge.
Let’s be honest….this is a judge wanting to effect the outcome of the trial….time for this slug to go!
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