Judge Bruce Schroeder PRAISED for defending jury from media after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

'You're never under any obligation to discuss any aspect of this case with anyone,' Judge Schroeder said before asking the jury to report harrassment


                            Judge Bruce Schroeder PRAISED for defending jury from media after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict
Judge Schroeder, before dismissing the jury, informed them that they have no obligation to speak with the media. (Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images)
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After Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges, on Friday, November 19, the trial judge, Bruce Schroeder, made it clear that the jury has no obligation to speak with the media. They were also told to inform the court if the media harasses them for statements or appearances.

"You're never under any obligation to discuss any aspect of this case with anyone. You're welcome to do so as little or as much as you want. The media have requested — a number of media sources have requested the ability to talk to you, and they have been allowed to present presentations to you that you'll get in writing, and it's entirely up to you whether you want to contact them. They are not to contact you. If anyone does contact you, just tell them you are not interested in discussing it if that's the case. And if anyone persists in doing so, report that to us, and it will be addressed. I assure you," the judge said. 

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'Judges can learn from him'

Schroeder was praised for defending the jury and throwing his support behind them after the verdict was announced, especially since he was aware how divisive the media had been during the trial. "It is good to see the jury finding Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges isn't going to stop conservatives from insisting that the jury felt threatened to do just the opposite," one of them said, while another noted, "We need more judges like [email protected]!!!!!." A third comemnted, "This Judge was fair, honest, and followed the law! All Judges can learn from him."

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One of them wrote, "They will definitely be harassed. That's how liberals operate." The next remarked, "Dear God, Please protect the members of the Kyle Rittenhouse Jury and keep them safe from leftist extremists who threaten them. Amen." A commenter tweeted, "Today was proof that liberals can no longer threaten the lives of a judge or a jury so they can force a guilty verdict onto an innocent person just to further their communist agenda. WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED!!!! #LiberalsAreCancer."

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