The tragic shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin has led to several nights of looting, firebombing and violence which has now forced that city to issue a curfew. But how much of the violence and looting was triggered by legitimate anger over the shooting and how much of it is being led by outside agitators? “Unfortunately we are seeing more and more protesters not connected to the community taking advantage of an unfortunate situation to cause destruction,” says Law Enforcement, Intelligence & Counter Terrorism Expert Brian Boyd (see short bio below).
Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said social media is attracting demonstrators — and he believes they are rebels without a cause – calling them professional agitators who come from other places and don’t care.
Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department, has been charged with shooting Blake in the back seven times. The Department of Justice also confirms it has opened a civil rights investigation into the incident. Blake admitted to investigators he had a knife at the time. It was recovered from his vehicle but no other weapons were found.
So what’s the truth?
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