PBS: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland defends school board memo.
The Guardian: Kyle Rittenhouse's victims can't be called "victims" in court, judge says.
The people shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August cannot be referred to as “victims” by prosecutors in court, a judge ruled on Monday.
Defense attorneys may, however, call them “arsonists” or “looters”, the judge said.
“The word ‘victim’ is a loaded, loaded word. And I think ‘alleged victim’ is a cousin to it,” said Judge Bruce Schroeder on Monday.
“Let the evidence show what the evidence shows. And if the evidence shows that any or more than one of these people were engaged in arson, rioting or looting – then I’m not going to tell the defense they can’t call them that,” he added, before what is expected to be a contentious trial starting next week.
In response to Schroeder’s ruling on Monday, assistant district attorney Thomas Binger said that he was creating a “double standard”, saying: “If I were to count the number of times that you’ve admonished me not to call someone a victim during a trial, it would be in the thousands.”
NPR: U.S. will limit immigration arrests at schools.
The Hill: Congress should finally, after 35 years, end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine.
The Washington Post: How to choose a jury when White supremacists are on trial.
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