The prosecutor and defense lawyers made their final statements
in the criminal trial in which Kyle Rittenhouse faces homicide
charges.  The prosecutor played the video discussed in my previous
post to this list.

Now the defense attorneys are complaining that the prosecutor had sent 
them a compressed version which is inferior in quality to the version
played in court.  They claim that the difference is significant, and
have brought a motion to the presiding judge asking him to declare
a mistrial.  In short the defense lawyers would like to have the
trial canceled.

The jurors understand the significance of this video and have requested
that they may see it again while deliberating on the final verdict.
The judge states that they may see it as many times as they see fit.

I do not know whether the jurors are allowed to use video enlarging
features on their own discretion.

Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge to declare mistrial over video

   KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys asked the judge
   on Wednesday to declare a mistrial, saying they received an
   inferior copy of a key video from prosecutors and would have
   approached things differently if they had received the higher
   quality video earlier.

   Judge Bruce Schroeder did not immediately rule on the request,
   which came after jurors deliberating for a second day at
   Rittenhouse's murder trial asked to review video evidence.

   Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi said they initially received a
   compressed version of a video taken by drone that the prosecutors
   played for jurors during closing arguments. Prosecutors said it
   showed Rittenhouse pointing his gun at protesters before being
   chased by the first man he shot and killed during a night of
   turbulent street protests against racial injustice in Kenosha in
   the summer of 2020.


Are there drones that store videos in uncompressed formats?  I
understand that without compression, huge data storage devices would
be necessary.

It is possible that the prosecutors had sent a high compression
version to the defense lawyers and later showed a low compression
version in court.

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