MSNBC Airs Rittenhouse Prosecution Closing Arguments, but Not Defense.

If you only watch one news outlet you might not be getting all the news all the time, such as in the case of the Kyle Rittenhouse legal trial. MSNBC snubbed the defense team of Kyle Rittenhouse during closing arguments on Monday after only airing the prosecutor's case to the jury that the 18-year-old was guilty of murder.

This is particularly dangerous and maybe reckless if the jury acquits Rittenhouse. People following the end of the trial on that particular station may have difficulty understanding if he is acquitted having missed that important portion of the trial.

If you or a loved one have ever faced the U.S. legal system many of you know that you can sit in a court room and listen to some prosecutor describe you or the alleged crime and be overwhelmed and dismayed at the distortions and sometimes out right lies being told to a jury about you.

It is my opinion that the US legal system is often less about justice but a state adversarial system all about winning at any cost damn the truth.

Too many men and women are in US prisons who are innocent, who are almost always overcharged or who have been unfairly sentenced by laws that can put two different individuals in prison for the same alleged crimes; serving vastly different sentences. One might get a couple of years and the other gets decades.

Rittenhouse’s trial is coming to a close after weeks of intensity in the courtroom with prosecutors arguing to the jury that he intended to kill Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber as well as Gaige Grosskreutz, who survived following the altercation. The defense argued Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense and if you were paying attention there does seem to be plenty of supporting evidence for that position.

Closing arguments concluded Monday evening and Judge Bruce Schroeder delivered the final jury instructions just before 7 p.m. ET. The jury was dismissed for the night and will reconvene for deliberations Tuesday November 15 at 10 p.m. CT.

We ask that people to not make uninformed opinions or jump to conclusions if you haven’t watched the entire trial. The jurors are the ones who have sat there hour after listening to all the argument and who have seen all the evidence. Jurors are a defendants last hope for justice in a system where the entire weight of a State comes against a defendant. The jury is the fact-finder, but it is left to "find" facts only from the evidence which is legally admissible. The judge instructs the jury on the legal principles or rules that must be followed in weighing the facts.

One highlight of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was when “lone survivor” Gaige Grosskreutz admitted that Rittenhouse didn’t shoot at him until he’d pointed a loaded handgun at Rittenhouse's head; however, some media outlets tended to overlook that bit, instead focusing on Grosskreutz “claiming” he was actually trying to surrender to the “heavily armed teenager” and thinking he was going to die. Even the persecution was stunned at his testimony.