More than 250 arrested since Blake shooting in Wisconsin

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  3 weeks ago  •  4 comments

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More than 250 arrested since Blake shooting in Wisconsin

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More than 250 arrested since Blake shooting in Wisconsin






AP_Light@1x.png September 3, 2020, 1:48 PM EDT









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A protester holds a flag during a Black Lives Matter march Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)



KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — More than 250 people have been arrested since the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, with more than half from outside the county that the southeastern Wisconsin city is in, police reported Thursday.

Blake, a Black man, was   shot seven times in the back by a white police officer on Aug. 23 , sparking three nights of unrest that resulted in roughly two dozen fires and damage to numerous downtown businesses. Two nights after the shooting, prosecutors say 17-year-old Kyle   Rittenhouse fatally shot   two demonstrators and wounded a third. His attorney claims it was self defense.

Kenosha police updated arrest figures Thursday, saying of the 252 people arrested, 132 did not live in Kenosha County. Rittenhouse came from his home in Antioch, Illinois, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Kenosha, to join others who walked the streets with rifles saying they were there to protect businesses from damage.

Four people arrested filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday, alleging that police were not arresting pro-police demonstrators like Rittenhouse who were breaking a curfew, while targeting others. The city's attorney called the lawsuit baseless and said it should be dismissed.




The city on Wednesday   ended a curfew   that had been in place since Aug. 24, a sign of calming tensions in the city of about 100,000 midway between Milwaukee and Chicago. President Donald   Trump visited Kenosha on Tuesday   to thank law enforcement for their efforts and his Democratic rival   Joe Biden was in Wisconsin on Thursday   and met with members of Blake’s family and Kenosha community leaders.

The police said damage to city property was about $2 million and damage to county property was about $385,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was investigating more than 23 fires, police said.






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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — More than 250 people have been arrested since the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, with more than half from outside the county that the southeastern Wisconsin city is in, police reported Thursday.

It's like I have been saying, over and over again, lots of outside agitators/white supremacists/that tRumpturd has been spurring on to incite/escalate and then blames Democratic run cities for all the carnage of which he has been fanning the flames.  

 
 
 
MonsterMash
1.1  MonsterMash  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago
It's like I have been saying, over and over again, lots of outside agitators/white supremacists, but the vast majority are left-wing anarchrist, BLM supporters, and criminals.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago
lots of outside agitators/white supremacists

That they still can't seem to find. Unless you are labeling Antifa a right wing group now?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

If people want to start shit, then I say bust them.

 
 
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