Closing arguments presented in Kyle Rittenhouse trial
It comes after closing arguments in the trial in kenosha wisconsin rittenhouse accused in the killing of two people and wounding a third during police protests in kenosha after the police shooting of jacob blake written house facing five charges, including reckless homicide and intentional homicide. Today, the prosecutor attacking rittenhouses claim of self defense pointing to that drone video from the night of the shooting, arguing, rittenhouse, put down a fire extinguisher and raised his ar 15 saying ridden house was creating a provocation arguing. There is no self defense against a danger. You create the defense attorney doubling down arguing. This was self defense. Saying quote: every person who was shot was attacking kyle the judge, reading instructions to the jury today when he suddenly asked jurors to leave the courtroom abc senior national correspondent, terry moran, leading us off tonight from kenosha in his closing argument, prosecutor, thomas binger, using drone video From the night of the shootings to highlight what he says was the critical moment on that fatal night, kyle rittenhouse out in the crowd of protesters, putting down a fire extinguisher and raising his ar 15 rifle youre not allowed to run around and point your gun at People, this is the provocation. This is what starts this incident. You cannot claim self defense against a danger you create. It was written house, it was the real threat. Banger argued mocking the defense claim that the teenager was acting in self defense. The crowd has the right to try and stop an active shooter.
They have a right to protect themselves. The defendant is not the only one in the world who has the right to self defense. Defense lawyer mark richards firing back showing the moment. Rittenhouse got kicked in the head, arguing he wasnt an active shooter kyle was not an active shooter. That is a buzzword that the state wants to lash on to. Whenever kyle was there, he reacted to people attacking him and written us. His lawyer also went after the protesters showing how downtown kenosha was engulfed in flames and saying his client had been unfairly maligned by prosecutors. From the start, they had to do something they had to charge. The white supremist, who isnt a white supremist every person who was shot was attacking kyle. Terry moran joins us tonight from kenosha and terry. The judge also making news today, while giving those instructions to the jury. Earlier in the day, it was an unusual moment david, the judge sending the jurors out of the room in the middle of jury instructions he was concerned. He might have confused him with something. He said he cleaned that up, and then he dealt the prosecution a real blow. He dismissed a gun charge, in this case unlawful possession of a weapon by a minor. He said it didnt apply in kyle rittenhouses case. The jury will begin deliberations tomorrow. Theyre expected to take several days, this city and the country bracing for a verdict, david, terry moran, leading us off from kenosha tonight.
Terry, thank you, hi.