MSNBC apparently attempted to intimidate the Rittenhouse trial jury.
In a brief statement before the court Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder addressed an incident in which a person who identified himself as an employee for MSNBC allegedly followed a sealed bus with blocked out windows as it left the courthouse to transport jurors to an undisclosed location.
The man spotted following the bus identified himself as James J. Morrison – and he told investigators he was instructed to follow the vehicle, Schroeder added. The judge said Morrison claimed to be working under the supervision of an MSNBC producer based in New York.
He may have been trying to take pictures of the jurors or their license plates.
There there is simply the act of following the jury bus, which in and of itself can be disconcerting for the jurors.
This is a major news network engaging in behavior that is right on the line of jury intimidation.
And of course it was MSNBC.
This is one of MSNBC’s top prime time anchors:
Nothing but vicious racism and an attack on the principles of our Justice System, putting evidence above hysterics.
Why wouldn’t such a partisan organization not try and influence the trial.
This is the second time someone has been stopped from taking pictures of the jurors.
I really do hope that if this goes on any longer I hope the judge does dismiss with prejudice because I don’t see how the jury could ever be trusted not to be compromised.