Judge Bruce Schroeder, who’s overseeing the homicide trial of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, has received hundreds of vile messages from detractors, a Daily Mail report outlined last week.
Correspondence reportedly sent to the Kenosha County Courthouse and reviewed by the Daily Mail revealed threats against Schroeder’s life, as well as on his children.
A fax the courthouse received in October reads, “This is outrageous…What fresh hell is this???? Rittenhouse is a murderous thug and trying to protect him says a LOT about this judge.”
Presumably, the email came in reaction to the judge ruling in a pre-trial hearing for the case that prosecutors are barred from referring to the men shot by Rittenhouse as “victims,” while the defense team was permitted to refer to them as “rioters” and “looters,” if they can provide evidence to back up the terms.
Though the prosecution become upset, the ruling is not uncommon when the defendant is claiming self-defense.
“We are watching,” the message continues. “Enjoy your term, judge, it’s going to be your LAST. If I ever meet you in person, I fully intend to spit directly into your face, regardless the cost. You’re disgusting.”
Another chilling message wishes “the most heinous homicide known to man” on Schroeder’s children. “One day hope his kids become victims to the most heinous homicide known to man so he feels the pain an[sic] we will not call his kids victims,” it reads.
“Wow way to name a white skinhead hot head to be a judge,” another message says. “No wonder they burn down your city.”
“I didn’t know that under your black robes of justice you wear a white robe of the klan,” one message reads, accusing the judge of being a secret member of the KKK. “There is no way a fair trial can be heard under your supervision. Better yet, resign.”
Schroeder has become a target of the Left and the media, presumably for being “right-wing,” as supposedly evidenced by silly things like the judge’s patriotic ringtone.
On Monday, the judge dismissed the jury for the night emphasizing to them they have an obligation to render a fair verdict, not based on his presumed opinion, news media, or comments from President Joe Biden, or his predecessor President Donald Trump.
“The time has now come where the great burden of reaching a just, fair, and conscientious decision in this case will be placed totally with you. You will not be swayed by sympathy, passion, prejudice, or political beliefs. You will disregard any impressions that you may have, which you may believe are my opinion on the guilt or innocence of the defendant,” Schroeder told the jury.
“You will disregard the claims or opinions of any person, news media, or social networking site,” the judge continued. “You will pay no heed to the opinions of anyone — even the president of the United States, or the president before him.”
“The founders of our country gave you, and you alone, the power and the duty to decide this case,” Schroeder asserted.
The judge then gave general instructions to the jury, before sending them home. On Tuesday morning, at around 9 a.m., the jury will return and begin to deliberate.