Juror Dismissed For Joke At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

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KENOSHA, WIS. — A juror in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse was dismissed on Thursday for telling a joke to a deputy at the courthouse a day earlier.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger told the court that his understanding of the joke was that it went something like, “Why did the Kenosha police shoot Jacob Blake seven times? Because they ran out of bullets.”

Blake, a black man, was left paralyzed after he was shot seven times by a white Kenosha police officer in August of last year. The city devolved into rioting over the police shooting, during which Rittenhouse came to Kenosha with his gun to protect local businesses and ended up shooting three men.

The prosecutor said the prosecution disapproved of the joke and wanted the juror removed.

Judge Bruce Schroeder questioned the juror, an older white man who uses a scooter to move around, about the joke and asked him to repeat it, but he refused.

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