The defense rests!
As of Monday afternoon, the defense and prosecution in the Rittenhouse case concluded their remarks, leaving the jury to deliberate over the young man’s fate.
Needless to say, a number of surprising developments over the course of the trial appear to support a “not guilty” verdict, especially when the prosecution’s star witness effectively admitted that Rittenhouse engaged in self-defense.
More specifically, the “star” witness admitted to pulling out a gun first, which would have clearly prompted Rittenhouse’s desire to defend himself.
In other words, the prosecutor’s star witness affirmed Rittenhouse’s defense, which does not exactly bode well in the prosecution’s favor.
Even more importantly, Judge Schroeder has proven to be utterly resistant to pressure from the mainstream media, not to mention the totally inflammatory Biden administration.
In fact, he instructed the jury to effectively blow off Biden over the course of their deliberations.
“You will pay no heed to the opinions of anyone, even the president of the United States or the president before him.” [Source: Washington Examiner]
Since Biden was determined to insert himself into the Rittenhouse case, just as he was with the widespread criticism over Georgia’s legislation, it is no surprise that sensible individuals, such as Judge Schroeder, will pay no heed to Biden’s open interference in the highly publicized case.
Plus, Schroeder already dismissed one of the many questionable charges levied against Rittenhouse, including a bizarre misdemeanor charge that accused the youth of carrying a rifle with inappropriate lengths.
In Wisconsin, minors are permitted to carry rifles provided that their overall length exceeds 26 inches, which Rittenhouse’s AR-15 did.
Hilariously, however, the misdemeanor gun charge was supposed to be amongst the “easiest” for the prosecution to prove, according to local news channel WBBM-TV.
“While only a misdemeanor charge, it appeared to be the most likely count to result in a conviction for Rittenhouse.” [Source: The Blaze]
Ironically, the “conviction” never surfaced as Judge Schroeder merely dismissed that misdemeanor charge in its entirety.
Ivy League lawyer Alan Dershowitz has also weighed in on the case, proclaiming that Rittenhouse may well have a solid lawsuit against CNN due to its ongoing smear campaign, coupled with a complete and total misrepresentation of many pertinent facts.
“He should be acquitted … If I were a juror, I would vote that there was reasonable doubt that he did act in self-defense, and then he’ll bring lawsuits and that’s the way to answer. I’ve sued CNN, the Covington people have sued CNN. You know, the idea is to make the media accountable for deliberate and willful lies, and that is consistent with the First Amendment.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
One can only hope that Rittenhouse is acquitted due to the blow it would deliver to the mainstream media outlets alone, not to mention the blow to individuals who appear bizarrely opposed to self-defense.
These days, the mainstream media effectively aids and abets the mob, particularly as it behaves akin to a dangerous vigilante itself, as Dershowitz observes.
“CNN and some of the other TV stations have become vigilantes … They’re the vigilantes, not Rittenhouse …
They’re the ones who want to put not the thumb, but the elbow on the scale of justice. They want to influence the outcome of this case, and there are others who are threatening violence if there is anything but convictions in this case, as they threatened violence in previous cases and will in subsequent cases unless something is done about it.” [Source: Breitbart]
In other words, the mainstream media has all but abandoned the core principles of democracy, namely an unbiased, relatively free press, and it appears to have limited concerns about doing so.
Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger worsened the prosecution’s case with his rather ineffective closing “argument,” which demonstrates that the lawyer apparently slept through any course lectures regarding self-defense.
“You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun, when you’re the one creating the danger, when you’re the one provoking other people.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
That’s not a terribly compelling argument. Exactly how else is someone supposed to engage in self-defense if they aren’t already armed?
Such an “argument” is likely why Rittenhouse will receive an acquittal, though that clearly won’t sit very well with a highly biased media.
Which means the media will also fail to condemn the actions of the riots that will inevitably break out, should Rittenhouse receive an acquittal.
Governor Tony Evers has already warned about the possibility of rioting, depending upon the verdict in the Rittenhouse case.
“I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully.” [Source: Washington Examiner]
In a nation that no longer values freedom of the press, not to mention freedom of speech, it is sadly no surprise that the importance placed on peaceful assembly has also vanished in recent history …
Author: Jane Jones