Prosecutorial Misconduct During Rittenhouse Trial

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger should be brought up on charges and disbarred.

Violating Rittenhouse’s rights “by mentioning his silence in the wake of the 25 August 2020 shootings and by referencing a video that was previously deemed inadmissible.”

Suborning perjury:

Photographic evidence has emerged online that contradict witnesses that the prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial put on the stand earlier this month, adding one more potential case of prosecutorial misconduct to the defense team’s list.

The state called the Khindri brothers, managers of three Car Source lots in Kenosha Wisconsin, to the stand on November 5. Their father owns the Car Source lots that Kyle Rittenhouse and other armed individuals were guarding on the night of August 25, 2020.

Sal Khindri testified that he did not give the group permission to protect the dealer lots. When his brother Anmol took the stand, he also claimed that he did not know Rittenhouse nor did he ask him or give him permission to guard any of the Car Source locations.

Anmol testified that he didn’t speak with anyone on August 25th about guarding or protecting the Car Source locations, nor did he provide anyone with keys to any of the Car Source locations. Anmol stressed that he didn’t pay anyone to guard the locations, and that he only learned of the armed individuals guarding the lots the next day.

The DA knew this footage existed:

 

Defense attorneys Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi said prosecutors also withheld key video evidence by providing the defense with low quality drone footage, and only sharing the high-definition drone video footage with them after each side had rested.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson detailed other examples of potential prosecutorial misconduct, including the state’s failure to identify a key witness of the shootings, an individual known as “Jump-Kick Man,” who kicked Rittenhouse in the head while he was on the ground, prompting the teen to fire at him, and miss.

Although the state included First Degree Reckless Endangerment to its list of charges against Rittenhouse, it made no serious effort to find and identify “Jump-Kick Man,” Carlson noted.

The Daily Mail identified the individual as Maurice Freeland, a 39-year-old career criminal and convicted felon who has open charges of domestic violence, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property against him.

Reportedly, Freeland met with prosecutors and told them he wanted immunity before taking the stand, which means the state knew all along who “Jump-Kick Man” was.

“They withheld that information from Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers,” Carlson explained. “And because of that Kyle Rittenhouse was denied his constitutional right under the confrontation clause to challenge his accuser in open court.”

……Carlson also brought up the drone footage that first aired on his show on August 31, 2020. The prosecution has seized on the footage to make the case that Rittenhouse raised his gun provocatively at accused arsonist Joshua Ziminski, although no one has been able to glean that from the video.

The prosecutors argue that convicted child rapist Joseph Rosenbaum had only lunged at Rittenhouse after he aimed his gun at accused rapist Ziminski.

The state made sure that Ziminski, an eye witness who could clear all of this up, was unavailable to testify in the Rittenhouse trial because he is currently being prosecuted for arson.

“Prosecutors charged Ziminski with arson and then delayed his trial so he wouldn’t be available to testify in the Rittenhouse trial,” Carlson explained, adding that Ziminski was also armed, and had fired his gun earlier in the night.

 

Witness tampering:

A witness in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse testified Tuesday that prosecutors pushed him to change his statement to the police.

Amateur photographer Nathan DeBruin took the stand on Tuesday as one of four defense witnesses called that day. During his testimony, DeBruin recounted an earlier, uncomfortable meeting with prosecutors in which DeBruin said they pushed him to change a statement he gave to police regarding another man, Joshua Ziminski, whom prosecutors have charged with arson.

During the defense examination of the witness, defense attorney Mark Richards asked DeBruin to describe the meeting he had had with Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger and Assistant District Attorney James Kraus.

“I was called down to the district attorney’s office. I met with Mr. Binger and [Kraus] … I was called into a room, sat at a table, handed my police statement, got to read over my police statement, and then I was asked if I would like to add anything to the police statement, and I said I would not,” DeBruin began.

“Mr. Binger pulled out a cell phone and showed me a video and also a photo – which was actually one photo that I brought today – and asked me if I knew who a gentleman was in that photo, and I said I did not. … He said, ‘This is Joshua Ziminski.’ Mr. Binger also has a case with him, and I am subpoenaed for that case also,” he continued. “He says, ‘Well, that’s who that is.’ He put the phone down. He picked the phone back up and says, ‘Who is this?’ And I confusingly said, like, Joshua Ziminski, and he said, ‘Would you like to add that to your statement?’ and I just felt I didn’t want to change my statement.”

More witness tampering:

Suspected witness tampering is uncovered in the Kyle Rittenhouse case as star witness Gaige Grosskreutz, who aimed his gun at Rittenhouse, had charges dropped by the prosecutor only days before being a witness in the case.
We reported on Gaige Grosskreutz multiple times since last August when he had his arm nearly blown off by Kyle Rittenhouse after he pointed his gun at Kyle.  For some reason, Grosskreutz has not been charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and attempting to kill Kyle Rittenhouse, even though at the time of the event, Grosskreutz was a felon.

……Grosskreutz was arrested with his second OWI (operating while intoxicated) and a case was filed on January 21, 2021.  This was only a couple of months after he attempted to kill Kyle Rittenhouse.

The unusual coincidence is that this case was dismissed only a couple of days before Grosskreutz gave his testimony in the Rittenhouse case on October 28, 2021.

Depriving the defense of evidence. The prosecution also withheld crucial evidence of spy video footage taken by a fixed wing plane flying above the Kenosha riots:

For more than a year, prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case have possessed FBI spy video footage taken by a fixed wing plane flying above the Kenosha riots. Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys say they only learned of its existence recently. On Tuesday, the public finally got a look at it.

The thermal technology video answers more than a few questions about who started what on the night of August 25, 2020. The FBI’s video conflicts with a story line prosecutors told jurors earlier in the day in opening statements.

During pretrial motions, defense attorneys complained that they’d just been notified of the existence of the FBI thermal imaging videos. Prosecutors said they’d given defense attorneys a head’s up in September, about a month before the trial started on November 1.

 

 

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