Friday, November 12, 2021
Wisconsin Judge Bruce Schroeder took some criticism Thursday after requesting during the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial in Kenosha that attendees applaud for the nation's service members on Veterans Day.
During a moment in the day's proceedings, Schroeder asked if any veterans were present in the courtroom. Only John Black, a use-of-force expert who was later called to the witness stand by the defense, claimed to have served in the military, identifying himself as an Army veteran, The Associated Press reported. "I think we give a round of applause to the people who've served our country," Schroeder then said, drawing a few moments of clapping from those in attendance, including the jurors.
I have not been following this court case too closely, but this just strikes as WOW. The judge had the court (including the jurors) APPLAUD a defense witness. Incredible!
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