After a tense court trial for Kyle Rittenhouse, the twelve jurors who will decide his fate are in deliberations, and the trial has been put on hold for another day.
While many of us thought this could be an open and closed case and expected a verdict by this evening, the conclusion wasn't as easy for the jury...and according to the Kenosha Sheriff, there are jurors who are afraid to come to a verdict because they are worried about the backlash that is going to come with it.
The sheriff's department released a statement that reads, "The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Kenosha Police Department understand and recognize the anxiety surrounding the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. There are many questions being asked from our community as well as media outlets.”
“Our departments have worked together and made coordinated efforts over the last year to improve response capabilities to large scale events,” it continues. “We have strengtheneed our existing relationships with State and Federal resources.”
“At this time, we have no reason to facilitate road closures, enact curfews or ask our communities to modify their daily routines,” the statement concluded. “Lastly and most importantly, we have and will continue to be engaged with our community leaders.”
Media Release - Rittenhouse Trial pic.twitter.com/4guqPXQetA
— Kenosha Co Sheriff (@Kenosha_Sheriff) November 16, 2021
Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec reported that according to the U.S. Marshal in Kenosha, two jurors are holding up the verdict because they are worried about their names being leaked to the media and the backlash they will face.
More: Worried about media leaking their names, what will happen to their families, jobs, etc
— Jacek Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) November 16, 2021
That isn't a far fetched concern, either.
Trending Politics reports:
One high-profile Minneapolis BLM activist named Cortez Rice, who was apparently close to George Floyd, said ominously that the jury is being watched.
“Cortez Rice, who is a BLM activist in Minnesota, says on video that jurors in the Kenosha trial of Kyle Rittenhouse are being photographed,” Wisconsin Right Now reported.
“The names of the jurors in the trial were sealed by the judge making it harder for them to be doxxed,” the report added. :However, the public has access to the court proceedings, where the jurors sit in plain view. Only journalistic pool photographers are allowed inside the courtroom.”
However, Rice told a different story on video.
“I ain’t even gonna name the people that I know that’s up in the Kenosha trial. But it’s cameras in there. It’s definitely cameras up in there. There’s definitely people taking pictures of the juries and everything like that,” Rice says in the video.
Rice later claimed that he did not know that people were spying on the Rittenhouse jurors.
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