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Police-Involved Shooting Sparks Riots, Looting, Infernos, Officers Attacked with Bricks

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A Wisconsin community became a flaming symbol of urban violence Sunday as demonstrators attacked police and caused widespread destruction in Kenosha.

According to the Kenosha News, a Kenosha police officer was hit with a brick late Sunday, hours after Jacob Blake, 29, was shot by police.

Blake, who is black, was shot after police responded to a domestic violence call, according to the Kenosha News. He was reported in serious condition at a Milwaukee hospital early Monday morning.

A video clip shared on social media showed Blake walking away from several police officers who had their weapons drawn. Blake entered an SUV, apparently ignoring police commands. Shots were then heard.

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In response to the shooting, protesters burned and attacked police cars and went on a spree of destruction.

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Wisconsin’s governor appeared to condemn the police with his statement Sunday.

“Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight,” Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement on Twitter. “While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.”

The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation said the two officers involved were placed on administrative leave, according to CNN.

“DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to a prosecutor following a complete and thorough investigation,” the division said.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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