Kenosha DA Michael Graveley and T-Clair Binger made one thing clear today – they want Kyle Rittenhouse’s “safe house” address to be public…..now. Yesterday we told you about some of the arguments already made. Since then, each side filed a new brief. The state’s brief says in part “A defendant should list a PO Box or a friend’s address or their employer’s address; it should be where he actually resides”. We believe this emotionally charged document has some grammar errors. We think he meant to write “should not“.
Kenosha DA Michael Graveley was reported to say today that he will not be charging Kyle Rittenhouse with bail-jumping. Bail jumping is a crime that carries a possible prison sentence of 6 years and is charged if a prosecutor thinks that a defendant violated a condition of bond. Graveley said today that “We have to be fair – if we charge Kyle with felony bail jumping then all the African Americans in this city would also need to be charged with felony bail jumping when they don’t update their address even when it’s for safety reasons”
The state then goes on to say that it doesn’t believe that Kyle is in any real danger. They did suggest that the man who lives in Kyle old home might be, however. Addressing an emailed threat Kyle’s lawyer received, Binger responds “There is no indication this person is from Wisconsin, Wyoming, or Western Samoa”. Binger knows that every document he files gets a story from TMZ, CNN and the others. The once failed District Attorney candidate loves the attention. T-Clair reportedly almost got in trouble of his own, when police were called to his girlfriend’s house for a physical domestic dispute on Christmas Eve of 2019. The rest of the brief reads like a left-wing romance novel.
We obtained video footage of Kenosha Police Tom Hamm speaking with Kyle Attorney after he posted the $2,000,000 bond. Binger, however doesn’t care what they talked about.
Kyle’s Lawyer Responds
In a brief filed after business hours, Kyle’s attorney, Mark Richards responded to Binger’s nonsensical arguments and levied a serious accusation of his own. As most people know, every criminal defendant is entitled to Discovery (all evidence that the state has and intends to be used against him). Richards says Liberal Kenosha Judge Jodi Meier signed a warrant on 10-29-2020 for all of Kyle’s social media accounts. The state isn’t turning this over to Richards as the law requires. Richards thinks that is because there are many threats against Kyle’s in the documents. In essence, the state is withholding threats that would hurt their assertion that there is no safety issue. Detective Benjamin Antaramian was thirsty for a connection between Kyle and a militia group, but didn’t find any evidence of this. Neither did Facebook or the FBI, reportedly. Maybe T-Clair isn’t ready for this exculpatory evidence to be in Kyle’s attorney’s hands? Maybe he knows he’s going to lose this case at Jury trial and wants to win as many points in the news media as he can? Remember, as his boss Angelina Gabrielle said, prosecutors can’t ethically bring charges against someone unless they can win. We don’t think they can here.