Kyle Rittenhouse shot three protesters, killing two in Kenosha Wisconsin.
If the teenager had had a Muslim name what just happened may very well have been treated as a terrorist attack, but not in America.
Instead Trump and Republicans have the audacity and gall to talk of ‘law and order’ while police departments are at war against the communities they are meant to serve.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said that Rusten Sheskey was the name of the police officer responsible for shooting Blake.
Neither Sheskey or any other officers at the scene have been disciplined.
Justice for Jacob Blake!
Shockingly, there has still not been a word from Trump directly on the murder of Jacob Blake by police, or even an attempt to reach out to the family. But protesters are determined to fight for justice whatever repression the police throw at their movement .
Meanwhile, white militia and racist groups colluded with police according to reports.
The latest outrage by racist cops has sparked rebellion across pro-sports in the US and world tennis, with fixtures being postponed.
After his murdering spree Rittenhouse is filmed walking down the road towards police with his hands up and an automatic weapon slung by his side. The police do nothing, they just roll on by. The killer went home only giving himself the following day.
Also below see a moment when the police openly fraternise with the far right militia:
And much of the organising by the white militia types and vigilantes has been on Facebook, as this disturbing report from the Guardian shows:
Hours before a 17-year-old white man allegedly killed two people and injured a third at protests over a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a local militia group posted a call on Facebook: “Any patriots willing to take up arms and defend our city tonight from evil thugs?”
It’s not yet clear if Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after last night’s shootings in Kenosha, was among the people who responded to the call the militia group had posted, which was later featured on the conspiracy theory site InfoWars.
Protests have broken out in Wisconsin after police shot a black man many seven times in the back in. what police describe as a domestic incident.
Victim Jacob Blake was taken to hospital for surgery and is now fighting for his life in intensive care.
The video below posted by an attorney who appeared on the scene, online shows Mr Blake being shot as gets into a car in Kenosha. His young children are in the car.
Authorities in the city declared an emergency overnight curfew after unrest broke out following the shooting.
Hundreds marched on police headquarters on Sunday night to demand justice.
Wisconsin cops still free
As of writing, no Kenosha Police Department officers have been disciplined.
Reactions to the video were swift. Within hours, protesters gathered.
The short video, shot Sunday afternoon, shows members of the Kenosha Police Department (KPD) pointing a gun at Jacob Blake while he walks toward a vehicle. While Blake opens the door, an officer grabs his shirt and shoots him at close range, in the back, seven times. Blake slumps against the car horn while onlookers react in horror.
Police have been criticised after a number of officers were filmed apparently holding a black woman to the ground shortly after she demanded a refund from a nearby jewellery shop.
Onlookers who filmed the incident said the woman appeared to have shown no signs of aggression and was not resisting when she was held on Saturday morning.
Observers said she appeared to have been pinned to the ground by officers, but Herts police sources said the woman had herself begun to kneel down, at which point officers “lowered her” to the pavement in order to finishing applying the handcuffs “as this was safer than trying to stand her back up”.
In distressing footage posted on social media the woman – who is understood to work as a nurse for the NHS – was seen crying and asking why she was being arrested.
The woman can be heard saying: “All I did was ask for a refund. Why are they doing this to me? They listened to the white man, they didn’t listen to me. All I wanted was a refund. I didn’t break anything. I just wanted my customer rights. I didn’t damage anything. It was plastic that got smashed.”
Observers said the footage appeared to raise disturbing questions about the tactics used by some police officers when dealing with incidents involving black people. more
Temi Mwale, director of the 4Front Project, which works with young people on the Grahame Park estate, used a PA sound system to berate officers inside the station. “We tried to de-escalate the situation, I actually think it was going well,” she said. “But at some point, someone … decided it would be appropriate to send four, five huge vans full of hundreds of you, to start dragging community workers across the floor.” more
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