Screenshot from WISN, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On Friday evening, 12 February, a group of about a dozen far-left protestors, allied with the DA’s office in Kenosha, called for the removal of Judge Bruce Schroeder, because the Judge followed the rule of law and refused to facilitate the political persecution of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse is being tried for the self-defense shooting of three men who attacked him as he fled from mobs during the Kenosha riots. Judge Schroeder required the DA to follow the rule of law.
Far Left activist Erica Ness, who is white, made these incendiary claims: From kenoshanews.com:
“Yesterday’s (Thursday) hearing sent a clear message to violent white supremacists: come to Kenosha to kill protestors, and you’ll be supported by the police and the court system,” said Erica Ness, an organizer with Leaders of Kenosha. “Meanwhile, Black and brown folks are having their doors kicked in and are dragged back to jail for the smallest infractions against their bond. This is a gross display of bias, and we’re calling on Judge Schroeder to resign and for Kyle Rittenhouse to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Rittenhouse has never been shown to have any associations with white supremacists. The Far Left has defined the common use of the “OK” hand gesture as a symbol of white supremacists. By this standard, anyone who uses the OK gesture is a white supremacist. If it were not taken so seriously by the media, it would be laughable. Every person who Rittenhouse shot, was white.
Judge Schroeder, in the bond hearing, repeatedly corrected the prosecution on the facts, the law, and bond procedure. The hearing can be seen in its entirety online. The prosecutor was well aware there was no restriction on where Kyle could reside, in the bond order. The prosecution could have requested such a restriction in the initial hearing but did not do so.
If you wish to understand the protest, watch the hearing for the full 52 minutes.
Ness does not want the rule of law followed. She does not want due process. She wants Kyle Rittenhouse to be punished before any trial, because, apparently, he dared to defend himself against a violent mob that attacked him as he fled. Ness is quoted here. From WISN.com:
“The judge has said, ‘OK sure, you broke that condition, you didn’t tell us your address, you lied, you don’t have to give people your address anymore.’ That is unprecedented,” Ness said. “This is someone who killed two people in our community and this is someone who continues to galivant around and flash white supremacist symbols and embolden more of this violence.”
At the hearing, Judge Schroeder repeatedly showed these claims (also made by the prosecutor) were false. People routinely forget to file the change of address for the postal delivery, which is the only thing that was missed by Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team. People who do so are never arrested and jailed for this error, especially when they always appear at court as required.
Ness appears to believe that because her political prosecutor allies have claimed a person has violated the law, that person no longer has any rights. She wishes the Constitution to be ignored when she wants someone she hates to be punished.
Judge Schroeder refused to be intimidated by the mob. From radio.com:
Though Schroeder ordered Rittenhouse to give the court his address, which would be kept under seal but refused to increase his bail and have him jailed. The judge also acknowledged Friday’s protesters.
“This case is not going to be decided by demonstrators of one type or another. And, frankly, it’s not going to affect anything that I do,” Schroeder said.
Ness and her allies on the far left are showing how much they detest the rule of law and due process. The only rule of law and due process they are interested in is that which gives them the outcome they desire, on a case by case basis. Instead of due process and the rule of law, they support mob rule, such as was attempted during the Kenosha riots.
The left does not accept the rule of law and due process are how Western civilization has achieved the enormous progress it has made in the last 250 years.
The abandonment of the rule of law and due process leads, inevitably, to Venezuela, Cambodia, and the old Soviet Union.
Judge Schroeder ordered Kyle’s physical location be kept secret from the District Attorney’s Office, so as to prevent physical violence against Kyle and his family. The District Attorney Binger was told necessary contact with Kyle can be made through the Court, or by the Sheriff’s department.
About Dean Weingarten:
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.