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KENOSHA, WI – Present Donald J. Trump, Jacob Blake’s family, civil rights activists, protesters, and national media outlets converged Tuesday on the City after over a week of protesting and rioting. Here are the latest stories and reaction.
Kenosha continues curfew
In an effort to curb rioting, public safety officials say the will continue having a curfew.
They say the curfew is needed in the interest of keeping peace after rioters burned businesses, churches and cars.
Targeting the area east of Interstate 94, the curfew will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Wednesday.
After that, a curfew will remain from 9 p.m. through 7 a.m. through Sept. 7.
“The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced,” the press release reads.
Readers react to Trump’s visit
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “One year ago today, Jacob Blake’s life was forever changed. While we are grateful Jacob survived his injuries, we also know Jacob, his kids, and his family have and will face challenges they never imagined having to endure. We also know the families and […]
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association at its annual gala honored WGTD FM for its coverage of the shooting of Jacob Blake and the station’s programs on race relations and racial inequities. WGTD received a first place award in the medium market category for “Best Coverage of Civil Discourse and Social Change.” In addition, the 91.1 Players […]
County Board approves resolution setting framework for Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission
KENOSHA — The establishment of Kenosha County’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will move forward after the County Board’s approval Tuesday night of a resolution outlining the group’s structure and responsibilities. As stated in the resolution, the commission’s mission will be to realize greater racial equity and dismantle racism in Kenosha County through research, education, […]
KENOSHA – Three protesters, including the uncle of police shooting victim Jacob Blake, were arrested about 10 p.m. Sunday for blocking access to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building’s public entrance. Arrested by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were: Justin S. Blake (Jacob Blake’s uncle), Jonathan W. Barker, and Joseph M. Cardinali. All were charged […]
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Derek Chauvin, a former police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, was found guilty Tuesday on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, knelt on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for […]
RACINE – A group pledging a 22-day fast to spotlight climate justice initiatives in Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed state budget will lead a rally on the 15th day of its commitment at 10 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 322 Ohio St. The group, known as the Wisconsin 7, is demanding the Wisconsin […]
By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This story also appeared in WisconsinWatch.org This summer, amid the country’s roiling pandemic and racial unrest, Sage Conrad hung signs outside of the café her parents own. The […]
MOUNT PLEASANT – Mount Pleasant Police on Friday confirmed that Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with shooting three people during unrest in Kenosha last summer, was seen in a local tavern earlier this week. However, his presence there did not violate his bond agreement or Wisconsin law. According to a news release, a caller […]