Rittenhouse jurors inquire about video footage presented during closing arguments

After both sides presented their closing arguments this week, jurors in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse still have some questions.

According to Breitbart, the jury has asked Judge Bruce Schroeder about the existence of a higher-resolution version of video evidence revealed by the prosecution on the last day of the trial.

Disputed video evidence

The defense team is requesting a mistrial or dismissal of charges, arguing that the prosecution failed to provide the more detailed video footage until it was too late.

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh offered his thoughts on the matter along with a copy of the video clip in question that appears to bolster Rittenhouse’s claims of self-defense regarding a shooting that left two dead and one injured during a violent protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.

That publicly available clip is apparently less clear than the footage prosecutors are accused of withholding.

The difference in visual quality could potentially have an impact on the jury’s decision.

“This is a very serious matter”

For his part, the judge has slammed the media’s handling of the trial, which now lies in the hands of jurors. Schroeder moved this week to ban MSNBC from the court building over claims that a reporter attempted to follow jurors and take their photos.

“This is a very serious matter and I don’t know what the ultimate truth of it is, but absolutely I would go without much thinking that someone who is following a jury bus, that is a very … that is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action,” he said.

Ahead of a verdict in the case, local officials have begun to prepare for potential unrest. The city has contacted National Guard members to provide additional support if necessary.

Meanwhile, the jury has been deliberating for roughly two days as of this writing — and much of the nation is engaged in an ongoing public debate regarding the underlying facts and factors.

A response from the jury should be coming shortly, but it seems clear that it will not bring a resolution to the societal divide that remained at the center of this high-profile trial.

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