Tucker Carlson has claimed that jurors in the Kyle Rittenouse trial should have reached a verdict by now but are fearful of the ‘pro-Biden mob’ outside the courthouse threatening to ‘burn, loot and destroy’ if they acquit.
Carlson said its an open-and-shut self-defense case and that ‘no honest person could reach a different conclusion.’
Jurors were sent home last night after spending almost eight hours deliberating on various charges including first-degree intentional homicide.
The National Guard are on standby as hundreds of BLM protesters have been demonstrating outside the courthouse and threatening to shut down the city if Rittenhouse walks free.
‘The average jury,’ Carlson told viewers, ‘reaches a verdict in just a few hours, so these jurors are taking much longer than most, but it’s probably not because the evidence they have heard is confusing them.’
Tucker Carlson has claimed that jurors in the Kyle Rittenouse trial should have reached a verdict by now but were fearful of the pro-Biden mobs outside the courthouse threatening to ‘burn, loot and destroy’ if they acquit the teen killer
Two demonstrators clash outside the courthouse in Kenosha on Tuesday
Wisconsin’s National Guard on standby around 60 miles away from the Kenosha courthouse where the jury are deliberating
‘The question is why is it taking so long for this jury to produce a very obvious verdict?’ The Fox host asked. ‘Want the answer? Well, look outside the courtroom. There are hundreds of National Guard troops assembled tonight in Kenosha. Why are they there? Well, they have come in case Kyle Rittenhouse is acquitted.’
‘If he is acquitted, pretty much everyone expects the usual mobs of Joe Biden voters to burn and loot and destroy,’ he continued. ‘Why does everyone expect this? Because people on the left are openly calling for it.’
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has ordered 500 members of the National Guard to be put on standby, 60 miles away, in case of unrest.
On Monday and Tuesday the courthouse saw demonstrators calling for Rittenhouse’s conviction, and supporters demanding his acquittal.
Protesters carried signs that read, ‘Know justice know peace,’ ‘Self-defense is not a crime,’ and ‘Racism kills.’
A man is seen outside the courthouse in Kenosha on Tuesday, chanting: ‘If Kenosha don’t get it, shut it down’
Behind him, supporters of Kyle Rittenhouse held placards aloft backing the teenager
Protesters staged a loud demonstration outside the Kenosha courthouse on Tuesday evening
Activists in Black Lives Matter shirts demanded that Rittenhouse be convicted
Their chants could be heard inside the courthouse.
Carlson said: ‘Imagine if you were a juror in this case, how would you feel about this? You’re not sequestered, you know how the country feels, you know what the threats are.
‘Well, you might think twice before you acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse no matter what the evidence was.
‘You remember what happened after Rodney King. Remember that? They burned Los Angeles to the ground. You wouldn’t want to be responsible for that, you wouldn’t want to spark riots, and of course, that’s the whole point of the exercise.
Activists in Kenosha took a knee on Tuesday night, waiting for the jury to return on Wednesday morning and resume deliberations
Supporters of Kyle Rittenhouse clash with those who want to see him convicted on Tuesday
Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, stand guard outside the courthouse on Tuesday as protesters gathered
Demonstrators calling for both Rittenhouse’s acquittal and conviction gathered on Tuesday outside the courthouse in Kenosha
‘The mob threatens violence, the rest of us tremble and pretty soon, the mob controls our justice system.’
The Los Angeles riots in 1992 came after jurors acquitted four officers from the LAPD charged with using excessive force in the arrest and beating of King who was detained following a high speed chase while drink-driving.
Thousands of people rioted over six days across the city, leaving 63 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
Property damage from the carnage has been estimated at $1billion.