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November 24, 2021

Dem Resigns Over Controversial Comments About Christmas Parade Tragedy

In Illinois, the social media director of the Democratic Party of DuPage County resigned following controversial comments she made using the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal to mock the tragedy at the Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

As of Tuesday, Mary Lemanski had also deleted her Twitter account entirely. Previously, Lemanski had posted an article about a driver who plowed an SUV into a Christmas parade, killing multiple people and injuring dozens more, along with the caption, “It was probably just self-defense.”

Evidently, Lemanski was using the tragedy to mock Rittenhouse’s self-defense argument.

“Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” Lemanski reportedly wrote in a separate post. According to Fox News, Lemanski describes herself as a student with the famed Second City comedy institution.

“The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens, even the children,” she wrote.

“You reap what you sow, Wisconsin,” she tweeted.

Fox News saved screenshots of the tweets before Lemanski deleted her account.

The DuPage Democrats wrote a statement on their Twitter page regarding the matter.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Waukesha,” they wrote. “We are aware of statements made by a former member of our organization and find them to be incredibly insensitive and not in alignment of who we are as an organization.”

“Our organization does not support hate in any form,” they added.

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Illinois Dem Mary Lemanski, who used Rittenhouse case to mock Waukesha tragedy on Twitter, has resigned

November 11, 2021

Rittenhouse defense requests mistrial over prosecutor misconduct

Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team asked Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder to declare a mistrial in the case, claiming prosecutorial misconduct over the chief prosecutor’s line of questioning.

The move came after Rittenhouse took the stand and testified that he was under attack when he shot three men, killing two of them, during a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc. last year.

During cross-examination, prosecutor Thomas Binger asked Rittenhouse whether it was appropriate to use deadly force to protect property and posed questions about his silence following his arrest. Then, the jury was ushered out of the room, and Schroeder accosted Binger over an improper line of questioning.

Defense lawyer Corey Chirafisi insinuated that the prosecution was deliberately trying to cause a mistrial because this one is “going badly,” and it wants a do-over. The defense requested a mistrial with prejudice, meaning that if granted, Rittenhouse can’t be retried. The judge said he would take the motion “under advisement” and allowed the jury to reenter the courtroom where the defendant’s testimony continued.

“There better not be another incident,” Schroeder added.

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Rittenhouse murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid

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