Wisconsin judge sides with fascists and denies motion for rearrest and bail incr

CNN)Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August will remain out on bail, a judge in Wisconsin ruled Thursday.
Prosecutors had asked for an arrest warrant and a bond increase of $200,000 after alleging Rittenhouse had violated the conditions of his bail by failing to update the court of his current address.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/kyle-rittenhouse-bail-hearing/index.html

Rittenhouse displays a white supremacist hand gesture while meeting with members of the Proud Boys

That why the totalitarian Republican Party, once they worked out their voter district jerry-rigging, concentrated all their efforts on packing our court system - with amazing success. But what’s a sleepy apathetic people know about all that?

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/us/trump-appeals-court-judges.html

A Conservative Agenda Unleashed on the Federal Courts
President Trump’s imprint on the nation’s appeals courts has been swift and historic. He has named judges with records on a range of issues important to Republicans — and to his re-election.

By Rebecca R. Ruiz, Robert Gebeloff, Steve Eder and Ben Protess
Published March 14, 2020. Updated March 16, 2020


 

Report: Republicans Stacking Courts With Unqualified Conservatives May 11, 2018

https : //www _ courthousenews _ com/report-republicans-stacking-courts-with-unqualified-conservatives/

 

… The 61-page report titled “Review of Republican Efforts to Stack the Federal Courts” details both the pace and volume of the nomination and confirmation process, as well as the obstruction and filibustering of President Barack Obama nominees that afforded Trump the opportunity to shift the balance of federal courts.

“President Trump entered office with 112 judicial vacancies, compared to just 53 vacancies when President Obama entered office,” the report states. “To fill these vacancies and change the nature of the federal judiciary for decades, President Trump and Senate Republicans have been rushing nominees through the Senate at a breakneck pace by changing the process for consideration and eliminating traditions that had been followed for over a century.” …


 

 

 

Nice

I like when judges don’t play the prosecution’s games. Rittenhouse better keep showing up though.

the 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third

And then

failing to update the court of his current address

That is grounds for rearrest. He should not be out on bail. He shouldn’t have gotten bail to begin with, given that he fatally shot two (2) men. “Fatally shot” means he killed them. Therefore, he needs to locked up, not walking around, while he awaits trial and then, if proven guilty, which, if he did it, he should be locked up for life.

It’s up to the judge what happens with a bond violation unless he doesn’t show up — then it’s mandatory they come after you. Rittenhouse has appeared for every hearing and he allegedly received death threats while living at his parents house. The judge thinks those circumstances are reasonable enough, and that’s all that matters legally.

It’s up to the judge what happens with a bond violation unless he doesn’t show up

This is true.

then it’s mandatory they come after you

Not exactly. They don’t actively look for a person who has a warrant, but they do keep a lookout for them. If the person isn’t homeless, they might go to their home to serve the warrant, but as I said, they don’t actively hunt them down, contrary to popular opinion.

Judge Bruce E. Schroeder

https://ballotpedia.org/Bruce_Schroeder

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Ain’t that how it goes. Be interesting to profile those folks whom the good judge is so tough on.

HUNDREDS ASK TO AVOID COURT OF KENOSHA JUDGE Associated Press Nov 30, 2006

The reputation of one Kenosha County circuit judge is apparently so daunting that hundreds of defendants request a different judge, creating imbalances in the workloads of different felony courts.
Judge Bruce E. Schroeder says he isn’t sure why as many as 250 people since August have requested that someone other than he hear their cases.

Under state law, a person charged with a crime has the right to ask once for a different judge.
“It almost becomes irrational. I’ve had people file on me who had a traffic ticket for bald tires,” Schroeder said.

Schroeder is known for his occasional fiery style, sharp tongue and stiff sentences.

He can also be unpredictable, says defense attorney Michael Cicchini. “From a defense standpoint, clients like somewhat more certainty,” Cicchini said.

Many of the cases transferred out of Schroeder’s courtroom land in the court of the Judge Wilbur W. Warren III, the county’s other felony judge. Warren said Schroeder’s reputation for being harsh is more a matter of perception than reality.
“I think Judge Schroeder is sometimes stern in his sentences, but the sentences are no longer on the average, no worse than any other judge,” Warren said.
Warren’s court squeezes in the additional cases by starting earlier in the morning and sometimes ending later in the day.


 

That is grounds for rearrest. He should not be out on bail. He shouldn’t have gotten bail to begin with, given that he fatally shot two (2) men. “Fatally shot” means he killed them. Therefore, he needs to locked up, not walking around, while he awaits trial and then, if proven guilty, which, if he did it, he should be locked up for life.
Yeah! Who do they think he is ... a cop?!!
Who do they think he is … a cop?!!

Nah. He’s a white man. If he were Black, there’d be a warrant out for him just for not updating his address.

November, 2021

The most striking element of Rittenhouse’s experience, and one of the reasons it became such a focal point for national attention, was the way he was treated by police. Rittenhouse was 17 when he self-deployed to the streets of Kenosha, not far from his home in Illinois, carrying an AR-style rifle. Just a few minutes before he shot the three men, footage showed police greeting Rittenhouse and giving him a bottle of water. After the shooting, he then went home, where his mother persuaded him to turn himself in. At the police station, detectives cut off his interview when he plainly did not understand Miranda rights.

As many commentators have pointed out, a young Black man in the same situation would almost certainly not have been afforded all—or perhaps any—of these indulgences. The Second Amendment may be written in a race-neutral way, but in practice Black Americans do not have the same rights that their white compatriots do.

A Black boy might never have had the audacity to go to protests with a rifle on his back. If he had, he almost certainly wouldn’t have been able to waltz past friendly police, turn himself in on his own timeline, and have his rights so carefully protected.

But this injustice was outside the scope of the trial. Racially disparate enforcement is a travesty of justice, but undue clemency is not a crime. Neither the police nor our hypothetical Black counterpart were on trial.

Or set aside questions of race. Outside the bounds of a polarized court case, most Americans would likely agree that untrained 17-year-olds armed with high-powered rifles should not be appointing themselves property defenders and stationing themselves on the streets of cities in the midst of tense protests.

A group of conservatives, largely of the MAGA variety, have chosen to make Rittenhouse into a hero. That’s disgraceful, and not merely because much of the effort has been shameless profiteering. Rittenhouse’s choices during the summer of 2020 aren’t something that anyone should emulate. …