NBA’s LeBron James ridicules Kyle Rittenhouse for crying on stand in cruel, heartless tweet

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The NBA’s biggest star had something to say about Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for multiple murders in Kenosha last year, after the teen broke down and cried uncontrollably on the stand Wednesday.

“What tears?????” the 17-time All-Star forward with the Los Angeles Lakers tweeted Wednesday evening following the 18-year-old’s breakdown during testimony as he attempted to recount the Aug. 25, 2020 incidents in which he shot and killed two rioters while wounding a third man who came at him with a handgun.

“I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” James noted further, adding three LOL emojis.

James’ post “was retweeted thousands of times and liked tens of thousands of times about fifteen minutes” online, Fox News reported.

Rittenhouse stands accused of two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, illegal possession of a weapon by a person under 18 years of age, and public endangerment. His defense team claims he acted in self-defense to protect himself as he was attacked by several people that night.

An Illinois resident, Rittenhouse — then 17 — traveled with a friend to the Wisconsin city of about 100,000, which is located just north of the state line and situated along Lake Michigan, to help protect local businesses following two nights of looting and rioting that erupted after local police shot a black man as he resisted arrest and reached for a knife.

In arguing against Rittenhouse’s self-defense claims, prosecutors have attempted to portray the teen as the instigator of the shootings, noting that he is the only one who shot someone during the unrest. Videos posted online the night of the incident and shortly afterward indicate that other shots were being fired the night the three men were killed and wounded.

On Wednesday, defense lawyers asked the presiding judge for a mistrial with prejudice, which would end the proceedings and bar Rittenhouse from having to face the same charges once more.

Also, the proceedings were filled with additional drama, as the judge repeatedly took one of the prosecutors to task over inappropriate and a potentially unlawful line of questioning.

“The first rift between Binger and Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder broke out after the district attorney pressed Rittenhouse if he was telling his account of August 25, 2020—when he fatally shot two men and wounded a third—for the first time,” Newsweek reported.

Schroeder stopped the proceedings and instructed the jury to go to the library before blasting Binger and saying he had just committed a “grave constitutional violation” for discussing the teen’s right to remain silent.

“You’re right on the borderline. You may be over. But it better stop,” the judge warned.

Not long after, Schroeder again dismissed the jury for a short while and took Binger to task once more after the prosecutor questioned Rittenhouse about an incident that occurred Aug. 10 that was excluded by a pre-trial order.

“Why would you think that made it okay for you to bring this matter before the jury?” Schroeder yelled at Binger.

“I was astonished when you began his examination by commenting on the defendant’s post-arrest silence. That’s basic law. It’s been basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years. I have no idea why you would do something like that,” he added. “I don’t know what you’re up to.”

The prosecutor responded that he was attempting to impeach Rittenhouse’s testimony, but Schroeder rejected that, according to Newsweek.

“Don’t get brazen with me!” Schroeder hollered “You know very well that an attorney can’t go into these types of areas when the judge has already ruled, without asking outside the presence of the jury to do so. So don’t give me that!”

Jon Dougherty


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