If you want to teach aspiring lawyers to recognize an incompetent prosecutor, just cue up the video of the Kyle Ritttenhouse trial and watch the clown show put on by Thomas Binger. Binger’s latest gaffe may force a mistrial if the jury does not find Kyle innocent of all charges. What did the dunce Thomas do? Withheld evidence from the defense.
According to the Daily Mail:
Prosecutors in Kenosha shooter trial WITHHELD high-definition video evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case’ and initially shared a lower quality version of drone footage from the night of Kyle Rittenhouse shooting.
This is grounds for declaring a mistrial. So, why has the judge not shut it down? He is giving the jury a chance to do the right thing based on the evidence presented. The prosecution failed to present any evidence to support their claim that Kyle was an active shooter, a murderer on a rampage intent on killing innocent protesters.
But this is not the only grounds for declaring a mistrial. Before he pointed Kyle’s AR-15 at the jurors with his finger on the trigger (thank God the rifle was unloaded), Binger had already metaphorically shot his legs off. Remember? He challenged Kyle for embracing his constitutional right to remain silent until he had the chance to confront his accusers in a court of law.