Last year, during the rioting and looting in Kenosha, WI, Kyle Rittenhouse was among many citizens that took it upon themselves to protect local property and businesses.
We have all seen the video of Rittenhouse getting into a struggle, then shooting a man that clearly appeared to be attacking him.
His case is now before a judge, and the judge handed down a decision that is going to have liberals needing some safe spaces very quickly.
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Rittenhouse’s lawyers caught a significant break in the case when Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder overturned a motion by the prosecution.
Prosecutors in the murder case against Rittenhouse did not want the defense to refer to the men who were shot by Rittenhouse in a negative light.
Judge Schroeder, however, ruled the defense can characterize them as “rioters” and “looters” rather than victims.
This may sound like something small, but it will definitely influence how jurors perceive the men who were shot by Rittenhouse in what appeared to be self-defense.
The judge stated if Rittenhouse can be portrayed as a “cold-blooded killer” by the prosecution, then the defense can “call someone a rioter.”
The judge only cautioned the defense not to use such terms until closing arguments, after all the facts have been presented and the defense has provided proof the men were part of the rioting and looting, which will be quite easy for them to do.
There is plenty of video that will tell the tale of what happened that night, so it is just a matter of perception by the jury.
Rittenhouse is facing a grocery cart full of charges, which includes first-degree homicide and reckless homicide.
The trial is slated to begin on Monday.
Source: New York Post