The judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse trial confirmed this morning that the jurors have been spied on.
This revelation comes shortly after a high-profile Minneapolis BLM activist said the jury is being watched.
“This morning at the pickup there was someone there [who] was video recording the jury. The officers approached the person and required him … to delete the video,” Judge Bruce Schroeder told his courtroom Tuesday. “If it happens again” police are “instructed to take the phone” used to record, the judge added.
Rittenhouse shot three people, killing two, in a claimed self-defense incident after he was charged by left-wing rioters during unrest in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin. His trial is currently underway.
This revelation about someone spying on the jury comes after Minnesota-based activist Cortez Rice, who was very close to George Floyd, said he knew of such activity. “I ain’t even gonna name the people that I know that’s up in the Kenosha, I mean, in the Kenosha trial, but there’s cameras in there,” he said after he led a protest against a Minneapolis judge inside her private apartment building.
However, he now claims he never said he knows the people spying on the Rittenhouse jurors, only that he knows people are spying on them — a hair-splitting distinction that is not supported by recordings of his livestreams.
He also claimed in a recent stream that he never intended to intimidate the Minneapolis judge whose home he protested at. The judge, Regina Chu, ruled in August that the trial of former police officer Kim Potter, who shot Daunte Wright apparently by accident, will not be broadcast or video recorded, inspiring Rice to lead a protest inside the building where he believed she lives.
Rather than intimidating the judge, Rice said he just wanted to “apply pressure” and make sure she could hear his fellow protesters chanting “no peace” outside her home.
“I was never there to intimidate no damn judge,” he claimed.
Cortez Rice claims he didn’t intended to intimidate the judge whose home he protested outside.
He just wanted to “apply pressure” and make sure she could hear the protesters chanting “no peace.” pic.twitter.com/5oLDsMETf4
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) November 9, 2021
Finally, Rice accused white people who criticize him of racism and clarified that he is not a blood relative of George Floyd. This highlights misreporting by mainstream outlets like the Washington Post and the International Business Times.
“You white racist motherfuckers … y’all big mad … y’all trippin’,” he said. “Y’all have so much to say on y’all little white people [web]sites man, all y’all little news stations and shit … y’all Republicans or white supremacists or Nazis or God damn KKKs or whatever you wanna call your damn selves who ain’t for nobody but y’all selves.”