The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has opened up Democrats and media outlets to show their true colors. The media has blasted Rittenhouse, and a White supremacists militia murderer and Democrats have gone along with the narrative.
The lack of knowledge that most people have of the facts of the case was their downfall. After the assumptions were made, their minds couldn’t be convinced of any other scenario.
There have been many legitimate issues with the trial, from withholding evidence by the prosecution and 5th Amendment issues while the prosecution was doing their direct examination on Rittenhouse. Now there’s a possibility that the prosecution gave the defense a low-quality version of the drone footage.
A former Harvard Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz, told Newsmax, “If I were a juror, I would vote that there was reasonable doubt and that he did act in self-defense.”
The biggest hurdle is the initial interaction with Joseph Rosenbaum, and if Rittenhouse acted in self-defense with Rosenbaum, then every subsequent encounter would also be self-defense. Rittenhouse testified that Rosenbaum put his hands on his rifle, causing him to shoot Rosenbaum to defend himself. Rosenbaum had already made threats to kill Rittenhouse and the others that were with Rittenhouse that night.
Media outlets know their influence on society. When they paint a picture of a “fiery, but mostly peaceful protest” with a building on fire behind the reporter, you get the idea that they can’t be honest about the situation they’re covering. Then, when their viewers repeat their claim, it is tricky to defend incidents as Rittenhouse found himself.
A former Kentucky high school student, Nicholas Sandmann, found out just how much media influence can affect your life. Sandmann was driven into the dirt by mainstream media, and he sued them and received millions in payouts. Rittenhouse will likely get the same opportunity.
People walk around intimidating the jury and calling for violence if a conviction is criminal and unjust. The public shouldn’t persuade an outcome, they should allow the justice system to do that, and if they get involved, they should be held accountable.
Dershowitz repeated his previous claim that “It’s the New Yorker and CNN that are the vigilantes. They’re the ones who are trying to influence justice without regard to evidence or the law.”