This has been a show trial from the beginning. Rittenhouse was quite obviously acting in self-defense, but he was fighting against members of Antifa, fascist thugs whom the establishment media appallingly likens to the American troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Rittenhouse was falsely smeared as a “white supremacist” by the ostensible president of the United States, and so Leftists are clamoring for his conviction, so as to prop up their sagging narrative that “white supremacists” constitute the primary terror threat in America today. No evidence that Rittenhouse is or was a “white supremacist” has been presented. Prosecutors and their supporters also want to stigmatize and even criminalize self-defense: we are supposed to sit passively while being brutalized and abused. Because of the symbolic value of the trial, Rittenhouse’s prosecutors haven’t hesitated to cheat, and could still win.
“EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Rittenhouse prosecutors HELD BACK high-def drone footage of Kenosha shootings from defense and gave them low quality video – sparking them to file mistrial motion that could see teen walk free,” by Laura Collins, DailyMail.com, November 17, 2021:
Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case,’ only sharing the high-definition drone video footage on which they have hung their prosecution after the trial had concluded, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger played the enhanced drone footage to the jury during his closing statements and claimed that it showed Rittenhouse ‘pointing his gun’ at people – an assertion that opened the door to the state claiming Rittenhouse provoked the violence of the night of August 25, 2020.
Now, in the motion obtained by DailyMail.com, Rittenhouse’s defense insist that the state only shared it with the defense after evidence had closed on Saturday November 13.
This is one just one of the grounds on which they have made a motion for a mistrial with prejudice filed by Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense Monday afternoon.
According to the motion, ‘On November 5, 2021, the fifth day of trial on this case, the prosecution turned over to the defense footage of a drone video which captured some of the incident from August 25, 2020.
‘The problem is the prosecution gave the defense a compressed version of the video. What that means is the video provided to the defense was not as clear as the video kept by the state.’
The motion goes onto explain that the file size of the defense video is just 3.6MB while the prosecution’s is 11.2MB.
The motion states that this larger file was not provided to the defense ‘until after the trial concluded’
It reads, ‘During the jury instructions conference, the defense played their version of the video for the court to review. The state indicated their version was much clearer and had their tech person come into court to have the court review their clearer video. The video is the same, the resolution of that video, however, was not.’
In fact, the state did not provide the larger file until two days before closing arguments and after the evidence had been closed….
For his part Judge Schroeder did not accept Binger’s insistence that he acted ‘in good faith’ snapping, ‘I don’t believe you.’
According to the defense, ‘The failure to provide the same quality footage in this particular case is intentional and clearly prejudices the defendant.’…