The judge in the Rittenhouse murder trial refuses to allow the victims to be called victims.
The judge said: Don’t you call them victims, just because they was shot.
But you can call them looters, if that’s the word you care.
Attorney: But judgie they was murdered, in cold blood
In the street. They never stole a nickel, so that just don’t seem fair.
The judge: Well, they was demonstrating.
And marching in the street.
Attorney: But marching is all legal.
Just walking with your feet.
The judge: I call em as I see em. And when I see those folks
they look like their itchin for a fight.
Attorney: Not so, my judge, all they was doin
was exercising rights.
The judge: The right to march? well, maybe.
But I don’t like it none.
Attorney: Still, judge is that a reason to
Attack them with a gun?
The judge: The Rittenhouse boy was serving
the interests of the law.
Attorney: The tapes show something different.
Murder is what we saw.
The judge: No, the boy came here to help. To keep the peace
and help the police kick butt.
Attorney: He was a vigilante. A madman and a nut.
The judge: Watch your mouth, attorney, in my courtroom you say only words
that I allow, or else you have to pay.
Attorney: A victim is a victim, by any name you choose.
I expect there’ll be no justice if you control the words I say.