Photographic evidence has emerged online that contradict witnesses that the prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial put on the stand earlier this month, adding one more potential case of prosecutorial misconduct to the defense team’s list.
The state called the Khindri brothers, managers of three Car Source lots in Kenosha Wisconsin, to the stand on November 5. Their father owns the Car Source lots that Kyle Rittenhouse and other armed individuals were guarding on the night of August 25, 2020.
Sal Khindri testified that he did not give the group permission to protect the dealer lots. When his brother Anmol took the stand, he also claimed that he did not know Rittenhouse nor did he ask him or give him permission to guard any of the Car Source locations.
Anmol testified that he didn’t speak with anyone on August 25th about guarding or protecting the Car Source locations, nor did he provide anyone with keys to any of the Car Source locations. Anmol stressed that he didn’t pay anyone to guard the locations, and that he only learned of the armed individuals guarding the lots the next day.
Anmol stated again that he didn’t ask anyone or give permission to anyone to guard the Car Source locations and that he only learned of the armed individuals guarding the lots the next day. pic.twitter.com/H2I57xr6As
— John Curtis (@Johnmcurtis) November 5, 2021
Rittenhouse contradicted the brothers’ testimony when he took the stand.
Outrageous. However, the defense could have—and should have—just as easily found that video. smh. It’s maddening. pic.twitter.com/i2Dgbboi0Z
— K Fitton (@KelFitton) November 19, 2021
Newly emerged photographic and video evidence appears to show that both of the Khindri brothers were present at the Car Source that day near Kyle Rittenhouse, Dominick Black, and Nick Smith. The video below appears to show the two next to a green van parked in front of the business. Rittenhouse, Black, and Smith are nearby on the sidewalk.
Another photo appears to show one of the brothers talking to the group.
NEW: In addition to video, a second source confirmed this information as per the post below. It was posted 8/25/2020, & the prosecution put them on the stand knowing they were lying about speaking to #KyleRittenhouse earlier.
— D a r t h C r y p t o (Can't Keep me Down!) (@DefNotDarth) November 19, 2021
If the prosecutors knew this evidence existed, and knew the Khindri brothers had lied on the stand (as everyone suspected), they could be guilty of subornation of perjury.
On Monday the defense team filed a motion requesting a mistrial with prejudice, arguing that Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger had acted in bad faith during the trial and engaged in prosecutorial misconduct. If granted, the case would be dismissed, and prosecutors would not be able to refile the charges.
Binger’s first offense involved his attempt to discredit Rittenhouse because he had exercised his 5th Amendment right to silence after the shootings.
“I was astonished when you began your examination by commenting on the defendant’s—silence,” Judge Schroeder chastised the prosecutor after ordering the jury to leave the courtroom. “That’s basic law, it’s been basic law in this country for 40 to 50 years, I have no idea why you would do something like that!” He added, “I don’t know what you’re up to!”
Binger further enraged Schroeder when he brought up a topic that the judge had previously prohibited the prosecution from using.
Schroeder told Binger that he should have come to the court before he questioned Rittenhouse about it. “You should have come and asked!” he exclaimed angrily.
Defense attorneys Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi said prosecutors also withheld key video evidence by providing the defense with low quality drone footage, and only sharing the high-definition drone video footage with them after each side had rested.
In court on Wednesday, Richards and Chirafisi asked the judge to declare a mistrial without prejudice before the jury reaches a decision, arguing again that the prosecutors had sent them an inferior version of a key video.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson detailed other examples of potential prosecutorial misconduct, including the state’s failure to identify a key witness of the shootings, an individual known as “Jump-Kick Man,” who kicked Rittenhouse in the head while he was on the ground, prompting the teen to fire at him, and miss.
Although the state included First Degree Reckless Endangerment to its list of charges against Rittenhouse, it made no serious effort to find and identify “Jump-Kick Man,” Carlson noted.
The Daily Mail identified the individual as Maurice Freeland, a 39-year-old career criminal and convicted felon who has open charges of domestic violence, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property against him.
Reportedly, Freeland met with prosecutors and told them he wanted immunity before taking the stand, which means the state knew all along who “Jump-Kick Man” was.
“They withheld that information from Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers,” Carlson explained. “And because of that Kyle Rittenhouse was denied his constitutional right under the confrontation clause to challenge his accuser in open court.”
That’s not supposed to happen,” Carlson added.
Carlson also brought up the drone footage that first aired on his show on August 31, 2020. The prosecution has seized on the footage to make the case that Rittenhouse raised his gun provocatively at accused arsonist Joshua Ziminski, although no one has been able to glean that from the video.
The prosecutors argue that convicted child rapist Joseph Rosenbaum had only lunged at Rittenhouse after he aimed his gun at accused rapist Ziminski.
The state made sure that Ziminski, an eye witness who could clear all of this up, was unavailable to testify in the Rittenhouse trial because he is currently being prosecuted for arson.
“Prosecutors charged Ziminski with arson and then delayed his trial so he wouldn’t be available to testify in the Rittenhouse trial,” Carlson explained, adding that Ziminski was also armed, and had fired his gun earlier in the night.
“How’s that for relevant?” Carlson asked.
#Thread Tucker Carlson's Monologue Calling Out The Prosecution In The Kyle Rittenhouse Case For Depriving The Defense Of Evidence
"Kyle Rittenhouse is constitutionally entitled to see all the evidence against him at the trial and he didn't." pic.twitter.com/6upPTNaPWE
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 19, 2021