Today, the defense made a questionable move to put Kyle Rittenhouse on the stand to testify.
But the prosecution, which has been imploding throughout the trial, continued to do so today and Judge Bruce Schroeder just let them have it for their improper actions.
The defense objected to the prosecution commenting on the defendant’s right to remain silent. Then the Judge lit into the prosecution for those improper comments. The prosecution is never supposed to be talking about or drawing conclusions about remaining silent or not.
Here’s the judge calling it a “grave constitutional violation.”
Judge Scolding The Prosecution In The Rittenhouse Case
“The problem is this is a grave constitutional violation for you to talk about the Defendant’s silence.”
“You are right on the borderline, you may be over. It better stop.” pic.twitter.com/OVK9eYOSSm
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 10, 2021
But the judge didn’t stop there. He continued to rip into the prosecutor.
Holy f**cking shit the judge just completely snapped at the Kyle Rittenhouse prosector:
"I was astonished when you began his examination by commenting on the defendant's post arrest silence. That's basic law. It's been basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years." pic.twitter.com/BeWwcX4GH3
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 10, 2021
Wow. When the judge says “it gives…” and then says he’ll stop, the judge is saying that this gives the defense an argument for a mistrial. But at this point, given how the case has spooled out and the lack of evidence that the prosecution has, they don’t want a mistrial, they want an acquittal and to be done with the case.
As we previously mentioned, the defense could even have moved for a directed verdict after the prosecution rested its case given the failure of the prosecution to prove its case.
We’ll stay tuned, but it’s already heating up.