Defense for the Prosecution: the trial of Kai the Hitchhiker

Kai the Hitchhiker has been the victim of an unfair system after years of unconstitutional detention, questionable and potentially illegal investigation methods, and a trial where even his own defense attorney seemed out to get him.

In the case of Caleb McGillvary, better known by many as Kai the Hitchhiker, the phrase “guilty until proven innocent” has been turned on its ear. Kai went from folk hero and living meme to accused of murder. However, an eyewitness for the trial confirmed disturbing discrepancies in the trial transcript. “Now, I’m going to go over some of the stuff that the State’s going to say well.” As he faced the Jury, his face contorted and his voice vehement with rage, Cito pointed accusingly at Kai. “That shows my client is full of crap,” he continued. “He did this intentionally. He purposefully ran out of the house.” This may sound a bit strange as if the defense were working hand in hand with the prosecution. As strange as it sounds, several moments in the trial support this possibility.

You can find part I of my series on some of the many issues with the trial at The Latest. Part II should be online soon and shooting for part 3 of 4 should be online next week. Follow my site for the latest of my coverage on this case and other stories.

4 thoughts on “Defense for the Prosecution: the trial of Kai the Hitchhiker

  1. This is 100% an example of how horrible the US justice system is. Outrageous, all these comments of how great these afluent men in power authority roles…What rich old white guy do you know invites homeless young people to stay with them? ..None that I know off hand except for weirdos & predators looking to take advantage of situation they feel entitled to pursue.
    Many people are on record stating they previously had given Kai a place to stay or a ride and never had incidents… so I’m sure Kai was not the 1st victim of Joe G. And this case information is very concerning. I hope more attention is given to the truth here.


  2. I recently watched a Netflix documentary about Kai. And I had the distinct impression that this document was very biased. If Kai had been the son of someone rich and powerful, I don’t think he would have been convicted. The system protects the rich and powerful, it doesn’t protect the real victims.
    In a Netflix document, someone said that the opinion of the judiciary cannot be the same as the vast majority of the public. But then who is the law for? Who is elected by whom?


    1. Have seen so many cases go either way all depending on factors like class and connections, it’s unfair but happens all the time sadly. Looking into some stuff related to political donations, see a pattern that may mean nothing but once I get everything mapped out will probably write something up to share it.


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