Rittenhouse jury deliberations begin, Wisconsin governor warns against unrest
Bruce Schroeder, Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge: “Let’s take the, strike the jurors as necessary. The all of the jurors numbers have been exhibited to the defendant, I believe, and they’re paper clipped together now. And then please put them in the tumbler and the bailiff will rotate it and then the defendant will draw out six of the numbers.”
“All right, members of the jury, it is for you to determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty of each of the offenses charged. You must make a finding as to each count in the information. Each count charges a separate crime and you must consider each one separately. Your verdict for the crime charged on one count must not affect your verdict on any other. As I indicated I think yesterday that you must return only one verdict for each count of the information.”
Bruce Schroeder, Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge, speaking with baliff: “Bailiffs? Do you solemnly swear that you’ll keep all persons born, sworn on the jury together in some private and convenient place and that you will not speak to them nor permit anyone else to speak to them concerning the state of their deliberations or the verdicts upon which they’ve agreed. So help you god.
Bailiff: “I do.”
Schroeder: “OK. All right, folks. You can retire to consider your verdicts.”
Reporter: “Absolutely. And what do you expect to happen today?
Mark McCloskey: “I suspect we’ll get a verdict today.”
Reporter: “So what do you think that verdict is going to be?”
Mark McCloskey: “Well, you know, I don’t know if we haven’t been able to hear all the evidence we have from what we understand is what I’ve seen. I’m hoping for acquittal on all counts.”
Reporter: “And are you going to be out here all day? Or what are your plans?”
Mark McCloskey: “We’re gonna be out here and tell you the verdict, I suspect.”
Reporter: “Any thoughts over here?”
Mark McCloskey: “I have no relationship. I’m American citizen. I’m Mark McCloskey from St. Louis. And we’re just here to support people to exercise their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves, particularly when the the government abdicate steps, not duty. They also protect their citizens. And we’ve got programs to defund the police all over the place. But if you defund the police, and the government is not there to protect the citizen, citizens have to protect themselves.”