Prosecuting attorneys have one job to do: convince the jury to convict.
This is by no means a modern day phenomenon. However, when a prosecutor deliberately conceals evidence as to misrepresent the facts of the case in order to obtain a conviction, that is an immoral dereliction of duty and should be met with serious consequences.
Such is the case in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
The entire s***show was plagued from the beginning: mainstream media outlets couldn’t hide their biases, prosecuting attorneys were obviously swayed by the Left, even the president referred to Rittenhouse as a white supremacist.
Now, according to Rittenhouse defense attorneys, prosecutors have concealed bombshell video footage that would’ve likely destroyed the case against the Kenosha teen.
Defense attorneys are now seeking a mistrial, filing a motion based on the holding back of key evidence.
Court documents showed that a formal seven-page motion was filed based on prosecutorial misconduct shortly before Monday’s closing arguments, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.
The case has gone to the jury, which ended its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict on Tuesday. Same for Wednesday; no verdict was reached on the second day of deliberations.
The mistrial request will be moot if the jury acquits Rittenhouse of five felony charges, so it appears the judge will not address the issue until after deliberations.
Rittenhouse,18, faces life in prison if convicted.
The defense team’s motion argues that any conviction should be overruled and seeks to forbid any chance of a retrial.
The motion accuses prosecutors of not properly sharing a piece of video evidence. It asserts that prosecutors held back high-resolution drone footage used to try to suggest that Rittenhouse was the aggressor when he claimed self-defense before the first shooting.
Defense lawyers were given a low-res version, and received the better-quality clip on Saturday, after testimony had concluded.
Prosecutors say one of the victims, Joseph Rosenbaum, chased Rittenhouse across a used car lot before the teen turned and shot him four times with an AR-15-style rifle.
The motion also cited an issue that arose last week, when the judge berated an assistant district attorney for ignoring a pretrial order barring the jury from hearing certain evidence, and for infringing on Rittenhouse’s right to remain silent upon his arrest, the Tribune said.
As hysterical, race-obsessed liberals dominate the narrative and culture writ large, court cases like Rittenhouse’s will forever be marred with ideology and bias.
If you’re white, you’re guilty — no questions asked.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney