For the past three nights in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the city has witnessed numbing levels of destruction, violence, and chaos.
Rioters have set fires, attacked police officers, destroyed property, and even chanted “death to America.” Others have called for the murder of law enforcement officers while also tossing bricks at police.
These acts of recklessness and danger arrive after the shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man, over the weekend. Reports have shown that Blake carried a considerable criminal history and also refused to cooperate with police, prior to the shooting.
Now, reports from Breitbart News confirm that Kenosha riots have gotten to be so terrible that even Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, agreed to call in the state’s National Guard to oversee and shield Kenosha.
The Latest Information on Kenosha Riots
Kenosha riots have already resulted in 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse from Illinois facing arrest and murder charges.
Rittenhouse went to Kenosha to protect local businesses from rioters; however, the mob rapidly descended upon the 17-year-old, causing him to shoot and subsequently kill those attacking him. At this time, debates remain ongoing as to whether or not the murder charges against Rittenhouse are justified.
CNN reporter reports in front of a burning building in Kenosha with a chyron that reads “Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 27, 2020
Governor Evers has repeatedly requested demonstrators to protest in safe and peaceful manners; however, the back-to-back nights of riots have shown that members of the community are not listening to the Democrat governor.
Law enforcement officials, small businesses, and anything else in Kenosha remain at risk as rioters loot, tear down, and set the city in flames.
Restoring Peace in Kenosha
At this time, rioters have given no indication that they plan to cease their lawless acts or behaviors anytime soon. Because of this reality, local, state, and federal officials are forced to work together for the sake of saving what’s left of Kenosha.
Working with the Governor and state and local law enforcement, the Department of Justice is deploying federal assets, including from the FBI and US Marshals, to assist in the response to the riots and unrest. https://t.co/rP3ZzPliiE
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) August 26, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, Americans learned that the Justice Department is sending out U.S. Marshall and FBI officials to bring the violence to a head in Kenosha. This comes on top of the Wisconsin governor already calling in the state’s National Guard to handle choas in the city.
Republicans have repeatedly condemned the destruction and violence in Kenosha while calling on Democrats to follow suit.
Are you surprised that Wisconsin’s Democrat governor called in the National Guard to restore peace and civility to Kenosha? Should 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse face a murder charge? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!