This past Wednesday, Judge Bruce Schroeder slammed the legal analysts from the left-wing news outlet CNN with criticism. This included Jeffrey Toobin, their chief legal analyst, whom he spoke of by name, due to their “obvious” ignorance of the law.
While overseeing the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the judge issued comments on the media for a second time since the beginning of the trial on Monday.
“I’m going to comment about the media — again,” stated Schroeder while making not that a talking head named the case the “most divisive case in the country to date,” reported Law & Crime.
“So, anything that undermines public confidence in what happens here is very important,” continued the judge. “It’s important for this town. It’s important for this country to have people have confidence in the result of this trial — whatever it is. And I don’t care what it is.”
Schroeder went on to state that the media is “saying things that are totally bizarre.” Toobin, with CNN, and “another attorney” for the network talked about the “uncommunicated threat rule,” an “ancient rule of our law,” outlined the judge, stated the report.
“This was on CNN — Jeffrey Toobin and another attorney there … A comment was made that the ruling was incomprehensible,” explained Schroeder. “And I think they obviously are not familiar with this rule. That’s our law. That’s the law in the Jackson case; it’s the law in the case of the United States against Craig A. Smith, which is 230 federal second 300, a Seventh Circuit case from 2000. This is admissible evidence.”
As reported by Law & Crime, the talks popped up in the courtroom as the defense tried to challenge the prosecution’s request to show video with narration that the defense claimed was “hearsay that was inadmissible.” In the end, Schroeder just allowed the prosecution to use the audio for the portions of the film that was shown to the jury.
As reported by The Daily Wire, social media influencer Koerri Washington, a witness who testified in the case, confirmed on Wednesday that he had seen the videos of Joseph Rosenbaum, who was a man that was fatally shot by Rittenhouse, making copious use of the N-word and screaming “shoot me” next to a Kenosha gas station on the evening of the 25th of August, 2020.
Washington went on to state to the jury that he had made a “mental note” regarding Rosenbaum because of their extremely “erratic” behavior.
Rittenhouse was only 17 at the time of his arrest for the fatal shooting of Rosenbaum and one other person, along with the injuring of a third while out during the riots taken place in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has officially been charged with five felony charges and one misdemeanor, which goes as far as to include charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
Kyle Rittenhouse judge just lit up CNN and Jeffrey Toobin for not understanding the law pic.twitter.com/ovnjGfWwWR
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 3, 2021