Category: News & PoliticsBy: vic-eldred • 3 weeks ago • 387 comments
After a series of blunders and a bit of misconduct by the prosecution, combined with a year of biased reporting, the Rittenhouse case will hear final arguments today and then will finally be placed in the hands of the jury. The prosecution's case has been flawed to say the least, but you'd never know it based on certain media accounts.
Therefore, it's time for a review of where the case stands:
1) The prosecution presented Gaige Grasskreutz, a college senior/activist, who was the third man shot by Rittenhouse. Grasskreutz took the stand and after observing the evidence admitted that he actually got shot when he pointed a gun at the head of Kyle Rittenhouse.
2) Another prosecution witness, Ryan Balch, testified that one of the other people shot, Joseph Rosenbaum, said that he intended to kill Rittenhouse. Other witnesses described Rosenbaum as "belligerent" or "hyperagressive." (Rosenbaum had an interesting record).
3) The prosecution’s own medical expert, Dr. Doug Kelly, appeared to confirm that the forensic evidence of soot injuries on Rosenbaum’s hand could be consistent with Rosenbaum trying to grab the barrel of Rittenhouse's rifle when it was fired.
4) The lead porosecutor committed a glaring constitutional violation by beginning his cross examination of Rittenhouse by commenting on his decision to remain silent. For anyone who doesn't know: you have a Constitutional right to remain silent.
5) The national media has sought to find Rittenhouse guilty in the court of public opinion.
If we have an impartial, unintimidated jury, there can only be one verdict - Acquittal