During Rittenhouse’s testimony this afternoon, Judge Bruce Schroeder lashed out at Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger.
Rittenhouse attorney Mike Richards objected when ADA Binger questioned why the 18-year-old decided to remain silent after the Kenosha shooting incident that left two dead and one injured, hooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Before he lashed out at the inept ADA, Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder paused the trial and sent the jury out of the room.
“I was astonished when you began your examination by commenting on the defendant’s post-arrest silence,” Schroeder shouted. “That’s basic law. It’s been basic law in this country for 40 or 50 years,” he said, adding, “I don’t know what you’re up to.”
The judge admonished Binger, “You’re an experienced trial lawyer, and this should not have been gone into.”
Watch the heated exchange here:
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
MSN – Schroeder also chastised Binger for discussing a piece of evidence that Schroeder had previously banned from being brought up at trial.
Binger was attempting to question Rittenhouse about a video recorded weeks before the Kenosha shootings, in which Rittenhouse could be heard saying he wished he “had my f—ing AR.” The video was apparently filmed from inside a car, across the street from a CVS Pharmacy, where several hooded people could be seen rushing out and clutching items.
A voice that sounds like Rittenhouse’s could be heard saying, “Bro, I wish I had my f—ing AR. I’d start shooting rounds at them.
Binger had previously argued that the video showed Rittenhouse “was ready and willing to use deadly force in a situation where it was completely unjustified,” but Schroeder ruled against him, barring it from being discussed at trial.
On Wednesday, Richards called the situation “ridiculous,” saying the prosecutor was ignoring the judge’s previous rulings.
When Binger said Rittenhouse’s testimony opened the door to the questions, Schroeder again raised his voice.
“Don’t get brazen with me!” he shouted. “I don’t want to have another issue as long as this case continues, is that clear?”