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I cannot fathom WTH Mr. Binger and his team are doing in Kenosha; it doesn’t seem to make any sense.
Hope the defense does their job a helluva lot better than the prosecution.
I would hate to be a juror in that case; I was honestly shocked jury selection only took one day.
Good morning, GN -- happy Tuesday, Fatwa.
The Rittenhouse trial is a puzzler. I don’t know how many more witnesses the state has, but I can’t imagine that any of them could have any information that could lead to a guilty verdict. In that case, I wonder if the defense will roll the dice and not even present their side of things.
Regarding the jury, it was an incredibly fast selection process, but maybe that’s the way they are supposed to be chosen? Two jurors were replaced last week with alternates: one left for medical reasons and the other for telling a joke.
I see the Las Vegas Raiders lost another player yesterday after a video showing him holding a weapon and threatening someone surfaced. So they lost their head coach after 10-year old emails containing mean things were released making him a racist hater, then their wr after he caused a woman to be burned alive, and now this. Not a good month for that franchise.
Seems to me that another high-profile business with as many well-paid criminals (I don’t count the head coach in that category) as the Raiders would draw management scrutiny / criticism by some politician or “community leader”.
To my knowledge, the Raiders organization has not experienced this.
I’ll be curious to see what happens in the Rittenhouse trial today.
Whatever the outcome, I’m glad to not live anywhere near Kenosha.
When the Raiders moved to Vegas, the organization had concerns about how the players would handle living in Vegas. You could say their fears were well-founded.
Yesterday, a video was posted of someone connected to George Floyd saying that people were recording the Rittenhouse jury from inside the courtroom and not with good intent. This morning the judge informed everyone that someone had been removed from the courtroom yesterday for cell phone recording the jury and the video deleted. That can’t make the jury feel comfortable.
The state’s strategy today is to appeal to horror by showing autopsy photos all morning. Since everyone has already seen multiple videos of the actual shootings, I don’t know what real value the autopsy/forensics adds except for shock value that someone was really shot and killed.
This just in: VIOLENT DEATHS ARE GRUESOME!
Heavily redacted film at eleven.
Read about the jury recording a few minutes ago; hope the miscreant winds up in the judge’s chambers and is caused to Brandon his pantaloons (before being tossed in the pokey).
In Rittenhouse, the state ends their case -- defense beginning now. I wonder if they considered not mounting a defense?
Watching the Rittenhouse prosecutors question the defense witnesses, all I can say is what a bunch of a-holes. None of these witnesses have said or made statements that contradict anything that hasn’t been shown on video or testified to by their own witnesses and yet they are treating them rudely and insolently. The smell of desperation must be quite thick in that courtroom. F*ck ’em.
There’s one thing that I find odd about the Rittenhouse case and no one has brought it up. The last guy shot, Gaige Grosskreutz, testified that he ran up to Kyle while Kyle was sitting on the ground after being knocked to the ground, that Kyle aimed his rifle at him and he put his hands up in the air. Then he says Kyle racked the slide on his AR-15 to clear a jam, began to aim the rifle back at him and that’s when he pulled his pistol to protect himself but Kyle shot him in the arm. This wasn’t the truth as later admitted and as video shows, but no one asked about the misfired round.
As far as I know, the CSI types collected 8 spent cartridges. No live rounds were found. If the cartridge hadn’t ejected properly after firing, then I would expect there to be some marks on the cartridge from the clearing action, but no one ever asked about that. If the state believed this guy, I would think they would have tried to find evidence of a misfire before putting him on the stand and I would have expected the defense to bering this up to the CSI techs that testified.