By: Konrad Holden
Veteran Judge Bruce Schroeder has been put under police protection after receiving hundreds of threatening messages over the course of the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial. Schroeder has gained the ire of the media after lambasting the prosecution for violating Rittenhouse’s 5th amendment rights in open court and ignoring a court order on a certain piece of evidence. One of the threatening messages referred to Judge Schroeder as a “white skinhead hot head.”
After the racial riots in Kenosha, WI and the shooting of three men who were attacking Kyle Rittenhouse, the entire country has been waiting on the edge of their seats to see whether a jury will declare Rittenhouse’s actions as lawful self-defense.
The trial has garnered hundreds of thousands of social media viewers, hours and hours of news coverage, and hundreds of protestors outside the courthouse both for and against Rittenhouse.
That’s not all the trial has attracted though.
According to reports, hundreds of emails, letters, postcards, and faxes have flooded into the Kenosha County Courthouse throughout the trial.
Many of the communications include threats and racial slurs against Judge Bruce Schroeder. One even accused the judge of wearing a white KKK robe underneath his black robe.
The judge has been assigned a police detail to protect him throughout the rest of the trial.
The judge mentioned all the communications, some of which were signed with people’s real names, saying he would deal with those people and that “I wouldn’t want to be [them].”
“If I ever meet you in person, I intend to spit directly in your face, regardless of the cost.” - Threatening letter to Judge Bruce Schroeder