Kyle Rittenhouse Juror Dismissed Over Racist ‘Joke’ About Jacob Blake Shooting

A juror within the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has been dismissed over a racist “joke” he tried to inform earlier this week in regards to the capturing of Jacob Blake, a Black man repeatedly shot within the again by cops in Kenosha, Wisconsin, final yr.

According to CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, the juror approached a deputy final week and requested, “Why did it take seven shots to shoot Jacob Blake?” Then answered, “Because they ran out of bullets.”

Judge Bruce Schroeder, the circuit court docket decide presiding over the trial in Kenosha, reportedly questioned the juror about his conduct, then dismissed him citing the necessity for public confidence in a good trial. Both the prosecution and protection agreed with the choice.

The juror declined to repeat his feedback to Schroeder, as an alternative making an attempt to defend them as not having “anything to do with Kyle,” The Associated Press reported.

Rittenhouse himself is on trial for homicide this week for fatally capturing two individuals and injuring a 3rd particular person in Kenosha final yr throughout a protest in opposition to racial injustice.

A complete of 20 jurors have been seated for the case. Schroeder mentioned on the time they have been seated he would resolve later which 12 would resolve the case and which might be alternates.