Rittenhouse Judge Warns Jury: Do NOT Listen to Biden or News Outlets
Judge Bruce Schroeder sends jurors home with warning about fair verdict
The judge in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has warned the jury they must ignore comments from Democrat Joe Biden and reports in the news media regarding the case.
Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the jury on Monday night after warning them they have an obligation to render a fair verdict.
The judge reminded the jurors they must not base their verdict on presumed opinion, or comments in the news media and from Biden, or any other political figures.
"The time has now come where the great burden of reaching a just, fair, and conscientious decision, in this case, will be placed totally with you,” Judge Schroeder told the jury.
"You will not be swayed by sympathy, passion, prejudice, or political beliefs.
"You will disregard any impressions that you may have, which you may believe are my opinion on the guilt or innocence of the defendant."
"You will disregard the claims or opinions of any person, news media, or social networking site,” the judge continued.
"You will pay no heed to the opinions of anyone — even the president of the United States, or the president before him.”
"The founders of our country gave you, and you alone, the power and the duty to decide this case,” Judge Schroeder asserted.
The judge then gave general instructions to the jury, before sending them home.
The jury returned to begin deliberating at around 9 am on Tuesday.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Judge Schroeder issued a similar warning to the jury before the trial started.
Schroeder warned jurors against trusting "irresponsible and sloppy journalism" from the "deliberately biased" mainstream media as it reports on the case.
He warned potential jurors that even supposedly "respectable media outlets" were twisting the facts of the case due to the “very political” nature the case had taken on in the press.
"This case has become very political," he said.
"It was involved in the politics of the last election year,” Schroeder said.
"To this day you can go out now and read things from all across the political spectrum about this case, most of which is written by people who know nothing.
Schroeder went on to warn that journalism from “respectable media outlets” may be biased or uninformed, as well and warned jurors about taking the reporting of the press too seriously while deciding the case.
"Some of it that is deliberately biased that’s out there, and sometimes from respectable media outlets,” he said.