- Feb 26, 2001
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Basic Beliefs
The video allegedly showing Rittenhouse pointing his rifle at Zaminski. Per someone’s request above. Feel free to slow it down. View at your leisure.
We're not in a heated debate here. You can use my name and reference my post with a quote by me, assigned to me. Here is what I had written regarding the video:
"I am open-minded. Can you show the original?"
This isn't the original. I haven't spent hours looking for the original but mostly when I do look for the original, I get inundated with news links about the trial and so forth. Then I see a few links of altered videos. This one isn't the original either. There's some kind of noise of someone typing in it and there's rewinding and playing forward then more rewinding, zooming in, slow motion et cetera and that isn't clear any of those things have been added to a non-original enhanced version. From this video, I am unsure of where the initial point is that I should be looking at or if there is another drone video that has greater length of time in it before the first shooting.
Also, I just became aware that the defense has made a claim as part of their mistrial charge that there is an unedited, high-quality version of the drone footage of a file size some 4x the one with slow motion, enhancement, etc, and so if it exists, that'd be the original.
Sorry. I was a bit in a rush and couldn’t recall who asked. IAE, this is the closest I’ve found. It may not be the original, but it’s not a copy. It’s just been slowed down and rewound in parts. The resolution isn’t better in the jurors version. The evidence just isn’t there to support the prosecution’s theory that Rittenhouse pointed the gun. It’s not a matter of could have pointed the gun. Lot of things could have happened. It’s evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. I have it’s of reasonable doubts that Rittenhouse pointed the gun. The issue is about the 6 to 8 second mark in this video.
IIRC, the other version that the defense says exists was supposed to have been lost originally by the FBI. If That does exist and the prosecutor failed to turn that over, then that will indeed be very, very good grounds for a mistrial. Even if it was destroyed then that could seriously impact the fairness of the trial and could be used to get an instruction that it was presumably favorable to the defense.
How do you know the above bolded?
It’s digital. It’s all the same ones and zeros. The original ones and zeros are not in issue here and won’t be available To anyone. Those would only be on the device that made the image in the first place. This isn’t someone taking a video of the video. That would be indeed inappropriate. But recall two points. 1) the judge himself has commented that he can’t say it shows what the prosecution says it shows. It was blurry to him. I posted the still pictures above. They are enlargements of stills from this film and they don’t show Rittenhouse pointing a gun. They show a white blob to the left of Rittenhouse that the prosecution says is his right hand, but that same white blob appears in the video before Rittenhouse gets there. That can be clearly seen in this video. It’s part of the car, not his hand. 2) The prosecution’s case rests on the right handed Rittenhouse pointing the gun with his left hand on the trigger, opposite from the way he was carrying it just prior to that point and the way in which he shot Rosenbaum Just a few seconds later and after running away. All this time, he was shouting friendly too. These are not the actions of someone provoking deadly force. The evidence just isn’t there to convict him. He may be a shit for brains dumb fuck wannabe Rambo for going down there with a rifle, after curfew, and being underage, but he doesn’t lose the right to self defense unless he pointed that gun at someone In a threatening way. That is the only relevant issue. And it has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Not woulda, coulda, shoulda.