Last Sunday an unarmed black man, 29 year old Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer. As a result of the shooting, Blake is paralyzed from the waist down and is chained to a hospital bed.
Early Wednesday morning beyond the city’s 8 pm curfew an armed 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse from Antioch, Illinois shot three people on the streets of Kenosha. 21 miles away from home. Two unarmed white men died on the streets of Kenosha. Despite calls from witnesses, “Hey, he just shot them! Hey, dude right here just shot them!” Rittenhouse was not arrested that early morning in Kenosha. He was arrested in Antioch later that morning.
Wednesday, evening Fox’s Tucker Carlson praised young Rittenhouse for maintaining order.
Kenosha’s, handling of the Jacob Blake incident is startling. Unlike Minneapolis, where Mayor Jacob Frey immediately arrested the officers involved in the George Floyd murder. The Mayor of Kenosha, John Antaramian has been slowly updating locals on the case. Nearly 72 hours passed, before the world knew the name of the officer who shot Blake ,Rusten Sheskey.
Despite the video, the police department will not confirm its officer was at fault. Some say it’s too early to draw conclusions from video of the Blake shooting. They say Blake did not follow orders from the officers and reached into a vehicle where according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice says, a knife was on the floor.
To add insult to injury, the Kenosha Professional Police Association wants the public to know that he was tased twice by officers AND they want the public to know he was armed and wanted on an open warrant.
Yesterday, The police chief in Kenosha and the state’s attorney general declined on Friday to dispute claims by the family of Jacob Blake that their paralyzed son was handcuffed to a hospital bed. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul told NPR “What I can tell you is that he is not in custody in connection with the investigation that my office is conducting,” “I don’t have authority over whether he is handcuffed. But my view is that he should not be handcuffed.”
Meanwhile, a fundraising campaign hosted on a Christian crowdfunding website that said it is raising money for Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse generated more than $97,000 by Friday morning. The campaign, which amassed more than 2,000 donations, was quickly approaching its $100,000 goal. The campaign’s creators identified themselves as friends of Rittenhouse’s family from Athens, Georgia.
Other crowdfunding campaigns supporting 17-year-old Rittenhouse on GoFundMe and Fundly were taken down shortly after they were created following Rittenhouse’s arrest on Wednesday. But GiveSendGo, which identifies itself as “the leader in Christian funding,” decided to keep the campaign on its platform active.
There is money coming from many directions to help young Rittenhouse. A team of lawyers plans to defend Rittenhouse alongside local attorneys, public defenders, Wood, who also represented Covington Catholic teen
Nick Sandmann who just received a confidential settlement with CNN. A John Pierce who represented former Trump campaign aide Carter Page and Rudy Giuliani is part of the team. The consensus, Kyle Rittenhouse self defense.
An unarmed black man shot seven times by a member of the Kenosha Wisconsin police officer and an illegally armed white teenage who killed two men in Kenosha,Wisconsin.
What if the young man with the rifle was black?
You know the answer already……