Concern grows that president’s planned visit could agitate largely peaceful protests after the police shooting of Jacob BlakeConcern was growing on Sunday that a tense but peaceful situation prevailing in Kenosha for the last four days and nights could be inflamed by a planned visit from Donald Trump this week, in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the city last Sunday.Blake, a Black 29-year-old father, was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer in the small Wisconsin city, and his family say he is now paralyzed from the waist down. Continue reading...
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Trump will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin to meet with law enforcement, Jacob Blake's family, and 'survey' damage, sources say
President Donald Trump is slated to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday in the wake of protests...President Donald Trump is slated to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday in the wake of protests that erupted after police shot and wounded Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man. White House spokesman Judd Deere told reporters that Trump is set to meet with local law enforcement and "survey damage from recent riots," AFP reported. The president's daughter-in-law Lara Trump said on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump also scheduled a meeting with Blake's family while he's in Wisconsin. After a week of tensions in the city, the Associated Press reported that Trump's visit is sure to "exacerbate tensions" in Kenosha, and Democratic Rep. Karen Bass criticized the trip as designed to "agitate things and to make things worse." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump is slated to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, just over one week after police shot and wounded Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man. The White House announced the visit to reporters late Saturday, and White House spokesman Judd Deere specified that Trump will meet with local law enforcement and "survey damage from recent riots," AFP reported. The president's daughter-in-law Lara Trump said on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump is set to meet with Blake's family while he's in Wisconsin. However, the status of those plans is unclear, as an attorney for the Blake family, Ben Crump, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that they had not been contacted to meet with Trump. "We will see," Crump said about a possible meeting with the president, before adding that the family had already met with Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who spoke with them "for about an hour." One day after Blake's father joined at least 1,000 other protesters in Kenosha, Crump said his parents are "focused on trying to march for their son because he'll never be able to stand up for himself unless a miracle happens" Blake was shot in the back seven times by an officer while standing in the driver's door of a car with his children inside after police had initially responded to a domestic dispute. Blake was hospitalized after the incident, and his family and attorney have since confirmed he is paralyzed. The protests in Kenosha coincided with the Republican National Convention, where Trump and his allies repeatedly touted a "law and order" vision for the country. Speeches at the convention often bashed protesters in Portland, Oregon, where demonstrations that began as peaceful gatherings against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death descended into violent clashes with National Guard agents deployed to the city by Trump's administration. The Associated Press reported that the visit is sure to "exacerbate tensions" in Kenosha, where more than 1,000 National Guard soldiers were on the ground, Reuters reported. Democratic Rep. Karen Bass echoed that concern of tensions on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, where she said Trump's trip has "one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to agitate things and to make things worse." Democratic Rep. Karen Bass says she thinks President Trump's upcoming visit to Kenosha has "one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to agitate things and to make things worse" https://t.co/hmSUc0IwQH #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/ov4o9jynAa — State of the Union (@CNNSotu) August 30, 2020 Earlier in the week, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers had declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and implemented an 8 p.m. local time curfew. Two Kenosha police officers have been placed on administrative leave in the wake of the shooting, which is currently being investigated by the Wisconsin Justice Department's criminal division in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. SEE ALSO: Trumps rips into Portland mayor, calling him a 'FOOL' and urging the deployment of the National Guard to curb the protests Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
Jacob Blake Sr said in TV interview he did not know why his son was under...Jacob Blake Sr said in TV interview he did not know why his son was under restraint after being shot by police in KenoshaJacob Blake, the 29-year-old who was shot seven times by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer on Sunday, has spent the week shackled to his hospital bed despite being unable to walk and being heavily medicated, his father revealed on Friday.“There was the cold steel on his ankle. He is shackled to the bed, but he cannot get up, he could not get up, he is paralyzed,” Jacob Blake Sr, father of Jacob Blake Jr, told CNN, describing a hospital visit with his son two days ago. Continue reading...
Anger has erupted in the streets of Kenosha, Wis., after police shot Jacob Blake, a Black...Anger has erupted in the streets of Kenosha, Wis., after police shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, apparently in the back as he leaned into his SUV.