The Judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial dismissed a juror on the third day of deliberation because they told a joke to the courtroom deputy about the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The system Is not broken; it is working as Intended. Internal guidance for the Department of Justice explained that action against law enforcement is governed by a federal criminal statute 18 U.S.C. § 242, which states in part: "Whoever, under color of any law, …willfully subjects any person…to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States [shall be guilty of a crime]."
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Jacob Blake detailed how his shooting has left him in fear for himself and other Black people vulnerable to suffering the same fate he did, and how he won't feel like he truly survived his encounter with police "until something has changed."
It's been one year since Jacob Blake was shot seven times and paralyzed from the waist down by a Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Tuesday announcement comes two weeks after Sheskey returned from administrative leave. Inaction in Kenosha, along with the resignations in the Daunte Wright killing outside of Minneapolis, raise renewed concerns about policing and discipline.
Jacob Blake, a Wisconsin Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white officer last summer, filed a civil lawsuit Thursday accusing the officer of excessive force.
Kyle Rittenhouse was in court to learn his fate after prosecutors accused him of violating the terms of his bail.
Vincent Arenas and Brittany Meronek reported back to work on Jan. 20 after they were placed on administrative leave following Blake's shooting in August 2020.
Nearly five months after he was left partially paralyzed, Blake publicly recounted the events of Aug. 23, where he was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police.
A Wisconsin district attorney declined to bring criminal charges against the Kenosha officers involved in the police shooting of Jacob Blake in his back that left the 29-year-old father paralyzed from the waist down.
NBA star Donovan Mitchell donated $45,000 to an education fund for Jacob Blake’s children.
The NAACP, National Action Network, and more speak out.
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