Amidst the violence, there’s a lot of confusion about what’s really going on in Kenosha, Wisconsin right now. Mainstream media headlines are showing destruction, murders, and of course, pointing fingers at President Trump, but what’s really happening and how did this all start?
On August 23, a woman living on 40th street in Kenosha called police regarding a man who refused to leave her residence. Considered a domestic disturbance, police arrived and attempted to deescalate the situation.
The subject, Jacob Blake was approaching his car as officers had their weapons drawn. An eyewitness, Raysean White, claimed Jacob Blake and officers had a physically altercation after which a female officer tased him, which had little effect.
Blake opened the car’s driver door. White, the eyewitness, had now started taping with his cellphone. He later told the AP he heard police saying “drop the knife.”
An officer, identified by Wisconsin Attorney General as seven-year police veteran Rusten Sheskey, was grabbing Blake’s shirt as he fired seven times into Blake’s back. The officer has been put on leave pending investigation of the shooting. DCI (Division of Criminal Investigation) recovered a knife from the vehicle involved.
At the time of the incident, a warrant for third degree sexual assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct was active for Jacob Blake.
Jacob Blake is continuing to recover in a nearby hospital though he has been paralyzed from the waist down from the incident. Attorneys for Blake have stated they intend to file a civil suit. They have also stated they consider the presence of a knife to be essentially irrelevant and that perhaps other de-escalation efforts could have been employed.
Three nights of protests in the city of Kenosha followed the event on Sunday. All of it interspersed with riots, looting and fires. Wisconsin governor Tony Evers, earlier in the week, hesitated to call in federal troops.
This continues a disquieting tendency seen in Democratically-run cities when extreme unrest related in any way to racial grievance breaks out.
President Trump said the National Guard and federal agents were deployed to Kenosha to quell widespread looting, arson and violence.
“We have assisted Wisconsin in the deployment of almost 1,000 National Guard,” Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday.
In less than 5 calendar days, numerous state, local and federal agencies have been arrayed and called in to carry out investigations.
The coverage of Kenosha events have shifted quickly to a seventeen-year-old male, Kyle Rittenhouse, who is under investigation for killing two and injuring one with a gun. Online video of the incident shows him being attacked by the shooting victims as he fires.
His social media support for police fraternal organization Thin Blue Line and apparent support of President Trump has, predictably, shifted the narrative to highly speculative claims of his involvement with white nationalism.
The Illinois native was arrested earlier this week in his home state. The investigation is on-going. However, the 17 year old has been charged with 5 felonies and 1 misdemeanor facing a maximum life sentence of 170 years behind bars.
To no one’s surprise, little has been discussed about Jacob Blake’s mother lamenting the violence that erupted after her son’s injury.
Julia Jackson referenced prayer and healing numerous times in her presser statement. In addition she said, “[her family] really just need prayers. As I was riding through here … I noticed a lot of damage. That doesn’t reflect my son or my family.”
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