By Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner
The judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial is receiving hundreds of emails threatening him and even his children.
The Kenosha County Courthouse received threatening emails, letters, postcards, and faxes accusing Wisconsin Judge Bruce Schroeder of racism and asking him to resign in addition to warnings about Rittenhouse’s safety if he is acquitted by a jury. There were also threats against the judge’s children, according to the Daily Mail .
“Your Honor, I didn’t know that under your black robes of justice you wear a white robe of the klan,” one email read. “There is no way a fair trial can be heard under your supervision. Better yet, resign.”
Many of the emails signed off with users using their full names, including one email that threatened to spit on Schroeder should the two ever meet in person.
“Enjoy your term, judge, it’s going to be your LAST,” the email read. “If I ever meet you in person, I fully intend to spit directly into your face, regardless the cost. You’re disgusting.”
Another email claimed to be from Jesus Christ and signed by the initials J.C.
“Make sure and tell Schroeder what a worthless piece of s*** he is,” said the email. “He’ll find out officially when his heart seizes up in a few years and he has to stand before a real judge.”
Schroeder noted earlier this week there were “thousands of communications” he and his staff have received in the course of the trial. He promised he would “deal with” the senders. “I wouldn’t want to be those people,” he said.
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