Politics Tucker Carlson gets Rittenhouse interview for Monday night

04:45  20 november  2021
04:45  20 november  2021 Source:   thehill.com

EXPLAINER: Did state's own witnesses hurt Rittenhouse case?

  EXPLAINER: Did state's own witnesses hurt Rittenhouse case? KENOSHA, Wisconsin (AP) — Prosecutors wrapped up more than a week of testimony at Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial after calling more than a dozen witnesses — some appearing to help the defense more than the prosecution. The onus was on prosecutors to counter Rittenhouse’s self-defense claim in shooting dead two protesters and wounding a third at a protest in Kenosha last year following the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is Black, by a white police officer. The defense team began their case on Tuesday.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson will interview Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday night following the 18-year-old's Friday afternoon acquittal.

Tucker Carlson wearing a suit and tie: Tucker Carlson gets Rittenhouse interview for Monday night © Getty Images Tucker Carlson gets Rittenhouse interview for Monday night

Rittenhouse will appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST after a jury, in a unanimous decision, found Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges five charges against him.

The teen was on trial following violence that broke out last year in Kenosha, Wis., during a demonstration against the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. Blake survived the shooting, but the incident left him paralyzed. At the time, Rittenhouse (then 17) traveled from Illinois with a military-style assault firearm and during the demonstration fatally shot two people and injured another.

EXPLAINER: Could jury weigh lesser charges for Rittenhouse?

  EXPLAINER: Could jury weigh lesser charges for Rittenhouse? MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial could ask the jury to consider lesser charges when it gets the case, a move that could secure a conviction for some crime but take a possible life sentence off the table. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has struggled to counter Rittenhouse's self-defense arguments during the Illinois man's trial, raising questions about whether his office overcharged Rittenhouse. Daniel Adams, a former Milwaukee County assistant district attorney who isn't involved in the trial, described Binger's case as “incredibly underwhelming.”“He's got nothing,” Adams said.

During the trial, Rittenhouse's defense team argued that the teen was acting in self defense when he fired his weapon, adding that he had attended the demonstration to prevent small businesses from getting looted.

However, prosecutors argued Rittenhouse was "drawn to the chaos" in Kenosha.

Video: Tucker Carlson breaks down Kyle Rittenhouse testimony: he already won (FOX News)

"You cannot claim self-defense against a danger you create," Thomas Binger, one of the prosecutors on the case, told jurors earlier this week. "That's critical right here. If you're the one who's threatening others, you lose the right to claim self-defense."

The jury acquitted Rittenhouse after three days of deliberations in a decision that has been praised by conservatives and condemned by liberals.

The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Story Explained

  The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Story Explained The case surrounding the 18-year-old has sparked frequent debate since the shootings took place in Kenosha in August 2020.After two weeks of testimony, the defense and prosecution will outline their arguments surrounding the 18-year-old for the final time to the jury at Kenosha County Circuit court.

"I believe justice has been served in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. I hope everyone can accept the verdict, remain peaceful, and let the community of Kenosha heal and rebuild," Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tweeted after the verdict.

The family of one of the men Rittenhouse killed put out a statement after the verdict saying there was "no justice" and that they are "heartbroken."

In August of 2020, Carlson commented on the situation in Kenosha stating, "People in charge from the governor of Wisconsin on down refused to enforce the law. They stood back and watched Kenosha burn."

"So are we really surprised this looting and arson accelerated to murder? How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?" he added.

Protesters trace route Rittenhouse took in Kenosha .
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Several dozen people gathered below the wind-whipped Wisconsin flag at Kenosha's Civic Center Park on Sunday and warmed up with chants for justice before taking to the streets in protest of the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. Demonstrators traced the route Rittenhouse took the night in August last year when he shot and killed two people and wounded a third during protests over police brutality. They carried signs that said “Reject Racist Vigilante Terror” and “THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS GUILTY!” A couple of protesters carried long guns.

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