Kenosha Braces for Unrest Preceding The Charging Decision In The Shooting of Jacob Blake

This city of Kenosha, Wisconsin is bracing for potential protest and civil unrest pending the charging decision in the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The charging verdict is anticipated to happen within the first two weeks of January according to the cities Mayor John Antaramian and Chief of police Daniel Miskinis. A statement was released Sunday saying “Mayor Antaramian has been informed that the decision is likely to be announced within the first two weeks of January and is working with Chief Miskins and other partners to protect peaceful demonstrations and to guard against unlawful activity.”

Jacob Blake afflicted in his hospital bed after being shot from behind by Kenosha police. Source: Agence France-Presse via Att. Ben Crump

Some of the precautions being taken include restricting city bus routes, implementing curfews and blocking off certain roads and areas. Jacob Blake sustained serious injuries after being shot multiple times in his back by a Kenosha police officer. The blindsided shooting sparked nationwide outraged but was not the only casualty in Kenosha after Kyle Rittenhouse traveled to the city from Antioch, Illinois and fatally shot two protestors.

Kyle Rittenhouse kneeling with his firearm. Source: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The victims loved ones are now demanding monetary justice for their lost and wounded family by requesting $20 million be paid for civil damages.


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