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DailyMail reveals emails sent to Rittenhouse judge threatening him and his children

Judge Bruce Schroeder, presiding over the Rittenhouse trial, revealed on Thursday that he had been sent offensive emails during the course of the trial. Some of those emails called Schroeder a racist while others threatened his life and those of his children. 

The DailyMail reviewed hundreds of communications sent to Judge Bruce Schroeder, and the messages were able to be released last week. One email that was sent on Wednesday read, “Wow way to name a white skinhead hot head to be a judge. No wonder they burn down your city.”

Some emails called for the “racist” judge, who is the longest serving in the county, to be dismissed from the case as well as disbarred. Another message, addressed to “Your Honor,” said, “I didn’t know that under your black robes of justice you wear a white robe of the klan. There is no way a fair trial can be heard under your supervision. Better yet, resign.” 

One of the emails to the judge threatened the lives of his children, promising “pay back,” stating that Rittenhouse “won’t live long” if he is acquitted.

The message opens with a criticism on the judge’s ruling last month that prosecutors could not refer to Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz, the men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse, as “victims.” It reads, “So I can’t call the wounded men victims, says ur [sic] judge one day hope his kids become victims to the most heinous homicide known to man so he feels the pain an [sic] we will call his kids not victims but b******s…”

While speaking in court last week, Judge Schroeder made a reference to the “thousands of communications,” that he and his staff received over the course of his trial. He also promised that he would “deal with” the senders, and he added, “I wouldn’t want to be those people.” Judge Schroeder is protected, though, as a police car sits outside his property 24/7. Closing arguments are set to take place on Monday.

ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: KESQ.COM

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