During the Kyle Rittenhouse murder case Prosecutors used Monday a still from 1989’s action-thriller to assist them “Road House”Their closing arguments.
Thomas Binger, Kenosha county assistant district attorney, accompanied the photo caption “The Defendant brought a gun to a fistfight.”
The photo in question shows Patrick Swayze’s bouncer character Dalton preparing to fight Marshall Teague’s Jimmy. The scene shows a bar fight between Double Deuce bouncers, and a group ex-cons. Brad Wesley (Ben Carrazza), fires a gunshot.
Binger used the scene to show Rittenhouse in a series of interracial relationships. “reckless conduct”When he shot three people with an AR-15, he acted in a way that was unreasonable.
“What you don’t do is you don’t bring a gun to a fistfight,” Binger said. “What the defendant wants you to believe is that because he’s the one who brought the gun, he gets to kill.”
Binger then drew A “contrast”There are two scenarios. One is where two unarmed men engage in a bar fight. The other is the “Road House”Scene before the gun was fired.
He argued that the only difference between a bar fight or the case at hand was their argument. “is the defendant brought a gun … That’s why he’s got to come up with this cockamamie theory that Joseph Rosenbaum was not only going to take the gun, but take it and then turn it on the defendant.”
Rittenhouse is being tried for the Aug. 25, 2020 shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum (Anthony Heuber) and Gaige Grosskreutz (Gaige Grosskreutz). Rittenhouse executed the shootings during a protest. It was one of many demonstrations that erupted following the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer.
Rosenbaum and Heuber both died from their injuries. Rittenhouse claims that he acted self-defense and faces seven charges. The maximum sentence in prison for Rittenhouse facing homicide charges is life.
Binger said that Rittenhouse had been found guilty on all counts during closing arguments. “You lose the right to self-defense … when you’re the one creating the danger,” Binger said.
“Road House”It received a mixed response from critics and the box office, but has since become a cult favorite. Twitter users reacted to Binger’s reference to the film with a mixture of disbelief and disapproval.
“I don’t know what’s worse,” Katie Pavlich Tweet. “The prosecutor’s absurd argument about self defense or…the fact that he used this graphic in a presentation to the court and jury.”
“Using a scene from the movie “Roadhouse” to bolster your case is probably not a good strategy,” Art Goodrich replied.