Rittenhouse jury to begin deliberations TODAY as Kenosha National Guard prepares for chaos: Judge tells jury to ignore ‘everyone’s opinion including that of the President’ after Biden labeled teen a ‘white supremacist’ in 2020
The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial will retire to begin their deliberations on Tuesday, weighing up a polarizing case that has sett the city of Kenosha on edge once more. The governor of Wisconsin has called up 500 National Guard troops, stationed outside the city, and shops are boarded up. Defense attorney Mark Richards began closing statements Monday afternoon claiming Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger ‘lied to the jury’s faces’. Richards said Binger lied in his closing statement when he said that Kyle Rittenhouse provoked the situation that saw him shoot two men dead and injure a third on August 25, 2020. ‘He was a bad man. He was there that night causing trouble. He was a rioter. And my client had to deal with him that night alone,’ Richards told the jury. Earlier, Binger told the jury Rittenhouse was looking for the ‘thrill’ of telling people what to do, ‘running around with an AR-15’ with ‘neither the honor nor the legal right to do so’.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday refused to explain why President Biden chose to label Kyle Rittenhouse a “white supremacist” immediately after the 17-year-old shot three white men during the riots in Kenosha, Wisc. last year.. After exhaling deeply, Psaki replied: “What I’m not going to speak to right now is an ongoing trial nor the president’s past comments.
Left-wing Twitter users are enraged that the legal fate of Kyle Rittenhouse – a white teenager who shot three white men in a predominantly white Wisconsin county – will be decided by a jury with only one non-white member. The controversy over skin color arose after the 12 jurors and eight …