Despite fatally shooting two demonstrators and injuring a third in Wisconsin this August, Kyle Rittenhouse will not be charged with gun crimes in his home state of Illinois. The white 17-year-old is currently facing six criminal counts in Wisconsin, including first-degree intentional homicide, for using an AR-15-style rifle during a protest in Kenosha.
Six weeks after being shot in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police, Jacob Blake has been released from a Milwaukee hospital. According to Blake’s attorney, Patrick Cafferty, the 29-year-old is currently paralyzed from the waist down and has been transferred to “a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Chicago.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has waded into the tension surrounding events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparking anger by saying that a teen now charged with murder after allegedly shooting demonstrators had taken it upon himself to “maintain order.”
The father of Jacob Blake says that his son woke up in his hospital bed and asked why he’d been shot so many times by police.
One of the protesters gunned down in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday night has been identified as a 26-year-old skateboarder who friends say valued peace and died fighting against injustice.
The white Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake multiple times in the back, partially paralyzing him, has been identified by state authorities.
As Jacob Blake recovers from a police shooting that left him paralyzed below the waist, his sister demanded change, saying the incident is “nothing new” in what the student of Black history portrayed as a lengthy run of violence against Black Americans, concluding, “I’m not sad, I’m not sorry, I’m angry.”
The person who was seen on video firing a rifle Tuesday night at people during a protest over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin has been identified as a white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse, affiliated with police, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.
In the early hours of Monday morning, police deployed tear gas in Kenosha, Wisconsin in order to dispel a group of protesters. But the protestors persisted, chanting the name “Jacob Blake” in response to graphic footage of local police shooting Blake, a Black man, in the back seven times.
As the issue of police brutality against Black people in the U.S. is being raised yet again in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, an independent project has highlighted the overall scale of fatal officer-involved shootings.