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Prosecutors in Kenosha shooter trial WITHHELD evidence from the defense

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Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case,’ only sharing the high-definition drone video footage on which they have hung their prosecution after the trial had concluded, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger played the enhanced drone footage to the jury during his closing statements and claimed that it showed Rittenhouse ‘pointing his gun’ at people – an assertion that opened the door to the state claiming Rittenhouse provoked the violence of the night of August 25, 2020.

Now, in the motion obtained by DailyMail.com, Rittenhouse’s defense insist that the state only shared it with the defense after evidence had closed on Saturday November 13.

This is one just one of the grounds on which they have made a motion for a mistrial with prejudice filed by Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense Monday afternoon.

Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case,’ DailyMail.com reveal. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger initially shared low quality drone footage from the night of he shooting with the defense

The defense claims Binger only shared the high-definition footage after evidence had closed on Saturday. Rittenhouse's attorney Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi are pictured in court

The defense claims Binger only shared the high-definition footage after evidence had closed on Saturday. Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi are pictured in court 

James Armstrong, a photographic expert in the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, testified about drone video during the trial last week

James Armstrong, a photographic expert in the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, testified about drone video during the trial last week 

Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was 'at the center of their case,' only sharing the high-definition drone video footage (pictured) on which they have hung their prosecution after the trial had concluded

Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case,’ only sharing the high-definition drone video footage (pictured) on which they have hung their prosecution after the trial had concluded

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger played the enhanced drone footage to the jury during his closing statements and claimed that it showed Rittenhouse 'pointing his gun' at people ¿ an assertion that opened the door to the state claiming Rittenhouse provoked the violence of the night of August 25, 2020

 Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger played the enhanced drone footage to the jury during his closing statements and claimed that it showed Rittenhouse ‘pointing his gun’ at people – an assertion that opened the door to the state claiming Rittenhouse provoked the violence of the night of August 25, 2020 

According to the motion, ‘On November 5, 2021, the fifth day of trial on this case, the prosecution turned over to the defense footage of a drone video which captured some of the incident from August 25, 2020.

The jury is now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse

The jury is now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse 

‘The problem is the prosecution gave the defense a compressed version of the video. What that means is the video provided to the defense was not as clear as the video kept by the state.’

The motion goes onto explain that the file size of the defense video is just 3.6MB while the prosecution’s is 11.2MB.

The motion states that this larger file was not provided to the defense ‘until after the trial concluded’

It reads, ‘During the jury instructions conference, the defense played their version of the video for the court to review. The state indicated their version was much clearer and had their tech person come into court to have the court review their clearer video. The video is the same, the resolution of that video, however, was not.’

In fact, the state did not provide the larger file until two days before closing arguments and after the evidence had been closed.

Kyle Rittenhouse is seen wielding the AR-15 he used to kill two men and injure a third on the night of August 25, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse is seen wielding the AR-15 he used to kill two men and injure a third on the night of August 25, 2020

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Lawyers for Rittenhouse filed their motion for mistrial with prejudice based on this and several other grounds. According to a motion filed today by the defense, 'The problem is the prosecution gave the defense a compressed version of the video'

Lawyers for Rittenhouse filed their motion for mistrial with prejudice based on this and several other grounds. According to a motion filed today by the defense, ‘The problem is the prosecution gave the defense a compressed version of the video’

The motion states, ‘As it relates to the compressed drone footage. The prosecution should be required to explain to the court why they did not copy the footage for the defendant with the same quality as their copy

‘The video footage has been at the center of this case. The idea that the state would provide lesser quality footage and then use that footage as a linchpin in their case is the very reason they requested and were granted the provocation instruction by the Court.’

Lawyers for Rittenhouse filed their motion for mistrial with prejudice based on this and several other grounds.

They had already raised the issue of ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ and ‘over-reach’ for Binger’s behavior when he ‘violated’ Rittenhouse’s constitutional right to remain silent by suggesting that he had done so that he could ‘tailor’ his story to fit the facts as they emerged during trial.

And for his bid to enter evidence into trial that had already been excluded by the judge. Both transgressions came the day that Rittenhouse testified and saw Judge Schroeder furiously admonish the prosecutor telling him, ‘This better stop.’

Now, in the motion filed Monday, Rittenhouse’s defense team has re-iterated Corey Chirafisi’s contention in court that Binger’s behavior was ‘clearly intentional’ and ‘prejudicial.’

For his part Judge Schroeder did not accept Binger’s insistence that he acted ‘in good faith’ snapping, ‘I don’t believe you.’

According to the defense, ‘The failure to provide the same quality footage in this particular case is intentional and clearly prejudices the defendant.’

The jury is now out for deliberation to determine the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse. 

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Vaccine makers move quickly against new omicron Covid variant, testing already under way

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The world’s major manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines said Friday; that they are working to quickly investigate and adapt their shots to a new and highly mutated strain of the virus.

 

The World Health Organization on Friday said the new strain; named omicron, is a “variant of concern” that may pose a higher risk of reinfection than past mutations of the virus.

Pfizer and BioNTech said they are investigating omicron, first labeled B.1.1.529, and can adapt their vaccine quickly if needed.

 

“We understand the concern of experts and have immediately initiated investigations on variant B.1.1.529,” the companies said.

 

Pfizer and BioNTech said they expect more data from lab tests in two weeks at the latest.

 

“These data will provide more information about whether B.1.1.529 could be an escape variant; that may require an adjustment of our vaccine if the variant spreads globally,” the companies said.

 

Pfizer and BioNTech said they can adapt their mRNA vaccine within six weeks and start shipping batches within 100 days if an escape variant is identified.

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said they were already testing their vaccine against omicron.

 

“We are closely monitoring newly emerging COVID-19 virus strains with variations in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and are already testing the effectiveness of our vaccine against the new and rapidly spreading variant first detected in southern Africa,” J&J said.

 

AstraZeneca said it is also investigating the variant.

 

Its vaccine platform developed with Oxford University enables a quick response to new mutations as they emerge; the company said.

 

“AstraZeneca is also already conducting research in locations where the variant has been identified; namely in Botswana and Eswatini,” the company said.

 

Moderna, in a statement Friday; said the combination of mutations in the variant “represents a significant potential risk to accelerate the waning of natural and vaccine-induced immunity.”

 

“A booster dose of an authorized vaccine represents the only currently available strategy for boosting waning immunity,” the company said.

 

Moderna said it will test three booster candidates against omicron, including at a higher dosage level.

 

The company will also develop a booster dose specific to the variant.

 

“From the beginning, we have said that as we seek to defeat the pandemic; it is imperative that we are proactive as the virus evolves,” said Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel in a statement. “The mutations in the Omicron variant are concerning and for several days, we have been moving as fast as possible; to execute our strategy to address this variant.”

 

The variant, which emerged in South Africa, has about 50 mutations; more than 30 of which are on the spike protein that allows the virus to bind to human cells.

 

The spread of the new variant is still in its early stages; and it’s also not yet clear how severe an infection would be to a vaccinated person.

 

Several European as well as Asian nations have suspended flights from southern Africa in response to the variant.

 

The United Kingdom suspended flights on Thursday from six countries in the region, and the European Commission – the European Union’s executive body – told all 27 member states to halt travel from southern Africa.

 

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday said the U.S. is working with South African scientists to obtain the molecular makeup of the variant so lab tests can be conducted.

 

Those tests would help determine whether or not the variant can evade antibody protection provided by the vaccines.

 

Fauci said that data would help determine whether or not the U.S. should implement similar travel restrictions.

 

The Biden administration confirmed later on Friday that; the U.S. would restrict entry for non-citizens coming from eight southern African nations.

 

The strength of Covid vaccines against infection has declined over time although they’re still highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death.

ALSO READ: BioNTech to update its Covid jab within 100 days amid efficiency concerns against Omicron

 

A study published in the journal Science this month found that; the Pfizer vaccine’s efficacy at preventing infection declined from 86% to 43% from February to October.

 

Moderna’s vaccine dropped from 89% to 58%, and J&J’s vaccine also fell from 86% to 13% efficacy against infection in the same study.

 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s vaccines for all adults last Friday.

 

The Pfizer booster dose was 95% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in people; who had no evidence of prior infection in a clinical trial of 10,000 participants ages 16 and older, according to the company.

 

Moderna is still conducting a clinical trial on the efficacy of its booster dose.

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