Judged by 12, not carried by 6!
We have a winner: “Only way Kyle Rittenhouse is found guilty is if the jury votes by mail.”
Runner-up: “Rittenhouse provoked bloodshed in Kenosha” — prosecution attorney. Yeah, and Fort Sumter provoked the Confederacy.
Honorable mention, courtesy of Brian Westrate: “No more obvious example of the entitlement mentality than thinking you can attack an armed person without consequence.”
Once burned, twice learned: Gov. Evers has the National Guard ready this time. Surrounding police agencies are on standby. Even Chicago, 65 miles south of Kenosha, has canceled leave for its officers. There’s no threat Kyle Rittenhouse will burn down Kenosha; that’s Rosenbaum, Huber & Grosskreutz Inc. The Eisenhower-era mainframe computer here at the Werkes predicts not guilty verdicts across the board in two days or less. It also predicts next month will be December.
A political Rorschach test
Realizing that the prosecution’s case is beyond thin, the Woke news media is trashing the presiding judge in order to delegitimize the expected innocent verdict. Bruce Schroeder is biased because — get this! — the ring tone on his smartphone is “God bless the USA.” For those who cannot detect the Left’s dog whistle, it’s the same tune played at Donald Trump rallies, John Nichols lectures. He quotes Elie Mystal (“Abolish the U.S. Senate“) as one of his legal experts.
“What is most striking about the trial,” law prof Jonathan Turley writes, “is that, even more than a year later, prosecutors seem to be learning critical details at the same time as the jury.” …
For those watching the trial, there was a shocking disconnect from prior news coverage and the actual evidence. … It will be hard for prosecutors in the Rittenhouse case to make this cat walk backward. They promised the jury that it would see a vigilante rampaging in utter disregard of human life. Instead, the jury saw a much more confusing, chaotic scene in which Rittenhouse was threatened with a gun, hit repeatedly and chased down a street. …
The Rittenhouse case may prove, yet again, how a prosecutor satisfying public outcry can wind up sacrificing a criminal case.
District attorneys ARE partisan. Kenosha and Dane counties are elected Democrats. Push comes to shove, they choose to prosecute conservatives, not liberals. Freedom Inc. can shut down the Madison school board’s annual budget meeting; BLM shut down rush hour traffic — no prosecution despite complaints lodged with the police. Prosecutorial over-reach is a danger to the republic, witness Wisconsin’s John Doe witch hunts and James Comey’s faked FISA application.
Kenosha County never charged Grosskreutz, for instance, for his suspended concealed carry license. He is a social justice warrior with The People’ Revolution Movement. (Source here.)
→ “Inside the Peoples’ Revolution — Gang ties, felonies …” at Wisconsin Right Now describes the group’s attack on the home of a Wauwatosa police officer.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Q. What does it tell you that MSNBC skipped the defense summation after airing the prosecutor’s closing argument?
A. That MSNBC and their ilk are as responsible for the “mostly peaceful” riots across America as their allies in BLM, Antifa, and Peoples’ Revolution Movement. In many ways, the Woke news media provoked Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz.