Criminal courtrooms seem to have been enough for Kyle Rittenhouse. However, a new name has taken center stage in Judge Bruce Schroeder’s courtroom.
Joshua Ziminski, whose errant gunshot during the August 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, set in motion a series of events that catapulted Rittenhouse and Schroeder to national prominence last year.
Ziminski was re-arrested and his bond was raised from $1,000 to $14,000 when charges that he bullied a photojournalist outside of court surfaced.
According to Kenosha News, Ziminski has been charged with felony arson and a misdemeanor count of reckless use of a firearm for his conduct on the night of August 25, 2020.
However, the case “hit a bit of a snag” last week during jury selection. “As jury selection was ready to begin, Kenosha defense attorney Terry Rose stood before Judge Bruce Schroeder and indicated that his client, Kenosha amateur photographer Nathan DeBruin, had been frightened by Ziminski,” the source said.
According to Rose, the photographer’s attorney, Ziminski shouted at DeBruin as he entered the courtroom and asked that he show a photo of Ziminski taken during the disturbances. According to WDJT-TV, Ziminski was re-arrested and his bond was raised to $14,000.
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Authorities also identified Ziminski as the one who fired the “warning shot,” which drove demonstrators to encircle Rittenhouse, believing he was the shooter. During a site visit, Rittenhouse spoke with Daily Wire anchor Candace Owens about his trial and future plans.
“Before all of this, I was a lifeguard, a swim teacher, a fireman EMT cadet, and a police explorer, so I simply wanted to assist people.” “And I still want to assist people,” he said to Owens.
A Wisconsin jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges after he fatally shot two male assailants and injured another at a demonstration in Kenosha in August 2020.
Before and during the trial, Democrats and their media allies, including then-candidate Joe Biden, publicly condemned Rittenhouse.