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Two dead and one wounded in Kenosha shootings during Jacob Blake protests

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/

Two people were killed and one was seriously wounded by gunfire late Tuesday at a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake Jr., Kenosha police said early Wednesday.

The shootings came after a confrontation between protesters and armed men who said they were protecting a gas station, witnesses said. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that police are searching for a man seen in video footage holding a long gun.

“I feel very confident we’ll have him in a very short time,” Beth said.

Shots were fired around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said. After the first shots, a young White man carrying a rifle began running north on Sheridan Road, away from a crowd of protesters. Video shows the armed man fall to the ground and then fire multiple rounds into the crowd. Two more people fell to the ground, one shot in the arm and the other in the chest, the Journal Sentinel reported. Another graphic video shows a man with blood running down the back of his neck and bystanders shouting that he had been shot in the head.

I am not going to post the videos because they are too disturbing.

Also, at this point, it's very difficult to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

However, it's clear the far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacist groups seem very intent on starting a second civil war.

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha - The Verge

The killing of two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday night may have emerged in response to a Facebook event posted by a self-described militia, which referred to the event as a “call to arms.”

The event was also promoted by Infowars, which posted a screenshot of the Facebook event listing. The listing is no longer publicly accessible but, reached on Facebook, the Kenosha Guard account confirmed to The Verge that the screenshots were authentic. The group’s Facebook page has also been taken down, but it boasted more than 3,000 members as of this morning.

A Facebook representative said they could not comment at this time, citing an ongoing investigation. However, the platform confirmed to The Verge that the Kenosha Guard page had been removed for violating the platform’s Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, which was expanded to include militia groups earlier this month. Facebook also confirmed that the August 25th event listing was in violation of platform policies.

For three days, Kenosha has been racked with protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old father of six who was shot in the back by police. The protests have incurred significant property damage, destroying a local Department of Corrections facility on Monday night.

In a post Tuesday afternoon, the Kenosha Guard Facebook group encouraged an armed response to the ongoing unrest. “Any patriots willing to take up arms and defend our city tonight from the evil thugs?” the post reads. “No doubt they are currently planning on the next part of the city to burn tonight.”

At 11:45PM Tuesday night, two people were killed after a confrontation between protestors and men armed with long rifles, with a third sustaining injuries. Video of the shooting appears to show an armed militia member firing at protestors. The local sheriff’s office is still investigating the shooting, and the perpetrator has yet to be identified.

In a statement Wednesday morning, the group said it was unsure whether one of its members had fired on protestors but did not disavow the shooting or its perpetrator. “We are unaware if the armed citizen was answering the Kenosha Guard Militia’s call to arms,” the statement reads. “Just like with the shooting of Jacob Blake, we need all the facts and evidence to come out before we make a judgment. God Bless and stay safe Kenosha!”

We need to let local and state law enforcement to handle this stuff, not random, disorganized, far-right militia groups who appear to want to initiate violent conflict. For them, it's not about security from rioters, but it's about a politically-inspired armed conflict against all the protesters, whom they perceive as evil communists or something.

I think there is a strong possibility for violence after the election, and that is why it's very important that everyone works together to ensure a good election, a free and fair election where people can vote via mail-in ballot if they wish.
 
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I am not going to post the videos because they are too disturbing.

Also, at this point, it's very difficult to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

However, it's clear the far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacist groups seem very intent on starting a second civil war.

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha - The Verge


We need to let local and state law enforcement to handle this stuff, not random, disorganized, far-right militia groups who appear to want to initiate violent conflict. For them, it's not about security from rioters, but it's about a politically-inspired armed conflict against all the protesters, whom they perceive as evil communists or something.

When there are riots and looting far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacists are not that far behind. They disguise themselves and the media blames it on BIPOC.

People need to wake up and understand who the real enemy is.
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/



I am not going to post the videos because they are too disturbing.

Also, at this point, it's very difficult to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

However, it's clear the far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacist groups seem very intent on starting a second civil war.

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha - The Verge



We need to let local and state law enforcement to handle this stuff, not random, disorganized, far-right milita groups who appear to want to initiate violent conflict. For them, it's not about security from rioters, but it's about a politically-inspired conflict against all the protesters, whom they perceive as evil communists or something.

The reason those people are showing up armed to defend their property is because the government abdicated their responsibility to defend these peoples livelihoods. Bottom line if the authorities were doing their job their would not be any people trying to defend their property from destruction.
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/



I am not going to post the videos because they are too disturbing.

Also, at this point, it's very difficult to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

However, it's clear the far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacist groups seem very intent on starting a second civil war.

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha - The Verge


We need to let local and state law enforcement to handle this stuff, not random, disorganized, far-right militia groups who appear to want to initiate violent conflict. For them, it's not about security from rioters, but it's about a politically-inspired armed conflict against all the protesters, whom they perceive as evil communists or something.

This is the one I'm referring to: Jacob Blake protests: Kenosha police hunt for suspect with long gun after 2 killed, 1 wounded in unrest | Fox News
I watched this video. The guy was carrying a rifle as he was being run down by a left wing mob. He tripped and fell and was attacked. I hate to see this ****, but in his case I would say it was justified to protect his own life. They attacked a man with a ****ing gun for christsakes. The had to be planning a kill.

They will charge him for political reasons, but I can't imagine how a person fleeing a violent mob becomes a perp, especially when he was running toward the police. IMO, the police saved his live.

It was just a matter of time until victims/perps/left wing/right wing/ people start shooting back.
 

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The reason those people are showing up armed to defend their property is because the government abdicated their responsibility to defend these peoples livelihoods. Bottom line if the authorities were doing their job their would not be any people trying to defend their property from destruction.

This isn't about damn property and material possessions.

It is about human lives.
 

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The reason those people are showing up armed to defend their property is because the government abdicated their responsibility to defend these peoples livelihoods. Bottom line if the authorities were doing their job their would not be any people trying to defend their property from destruction.

These aren't isolated incidents of people defending their own personal property.

These are politically motivated groups using the excuse of defending someone else's property to attack another group of people they oppose politically.

It's very clear what they are doing. These militia and far-right groups are making the intentions known publicly.

They want to kill the protesters. They look forward to killing the protesters. They see the protesters as their political opponents. They use phrases like socialists and communists to describe them.
 

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This isn't about damn property and material possessions.

It is about human lives.

That property being burned is peoples livelihoods. **** the rioters lives as its obvious they don't give a **** about their fellow man who had absolutely NOTHING to do with the killing by police.
 

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This is the one I'm referring to: Jacob Blake protests: Kenosha police hunt for suspect with long gun after 2 killed, 1 wounded in unrest | Fox News
I watched this video. The guy was carrying a rifle as he was being run down by a left wing mob. He tripped and fell and was attacked. I hate to see this ****, but in his case I would say it was justified to protect his own life. They attacked a man with a ****ing gun for christsakes. The had to be planning a kill.

They will charge him for political reasons, but I can't imagine how a person fleeing a violent mob becomes a perp, especially when he was running toward the police. IMO, the police saved his live.

It was just a matter of time until victims/perps/left wing/right wing/ people start shooting back.
Uh, he was running away from a group of witnesses that saw him shoot at the first victims. He then shot again.
 

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That property being burned is peoples livelihoods. **** the rioters lives as its obvious they don't give a **** about their fellow man who had absolutely NOTHING to do with the killing by police.

I think the people rioting and engaging in arson are doing something wrong, and they should be caught and punished. And I think property owners should be allowed to defend their lives and their livelihood.

At the same time, I think it's very important to recognize that the far-right militia groups and white supremacist organizations are exploiting what's happening, and rushing head-long into a situation, armed to the teeth, and doing so in a way that's going to exacerbate things, cause more violence and cause more chaos.

These militia groups are using the riots as an excuse to further their own political interests, which generally involve white supremacism.
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/26/jacob-blake-kenosha-police-protests/



I am not going to post the videos because they are too disturbing.

Also, at this point, it's very difficult to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

However, it's clear the far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacist groups seem very intent on starting a second civil war.

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha - The Verge



We need to let local and state law enforcement to handle this stuff, not random, disorganized, far-right militia groups who appear to want to initiate violent conflict. For them, it's not about security from rioters, but it's about a politically-inspired armed conflict against all the protesters, whom they perceive as evil communists or something.

I think there is a strong possibility for violence after the election, and that is why it's very important that everyone works together to ensure a good election, a free and fair election where people can vote via mail-in ballot if they wish.

I watched the tape 15 times. Based on what I saw, the shootings were justifiable. The shooter was attacked from behind and he did not fire upon one of the attackers who-after others were justifiably shot-raised his hands up and backed up. That is a very key fact because it showed that the shooter was not blindly blasting away at leftwing mopes but merely shot those who attacked him.
 

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However this turns out, it's another example of someone who is publicly exercising his second amendment rights doing more harm to those rights than good.

There will be second amendment blowback from this thanks to that idiot.
 

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This isn't about damn property and material possessions.

It is about human lives.

yeah and a guy was attacked from behind and used a rifle to defend his life. Good shoot
 

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However this turns out, it's another example of someone who is publicly exercising his second amendment rights doing more harm to those rights than good.

There will be second amendment blowback from this thanks to that idiot.

I think it provides a good example: when lawless scum attack a man, and get shot, it will edify other scum bags that you may get shot if you act like an asshole
 

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yeah and a guy was attacked from behind and used a rifle to defend his life. Good shoot

...but shooting the black guy in the back was justified. :roll:
 

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However this turns out, it's another example of someone who is publicly exercising his second amendment rights doing more harm to those rights than good.

There will be second amendment blowback from this thanks to that idiot.

It's high time we repeal that idiotic amendment. It may have made sense 200 years ago, but today it is just stupid.
 

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That property being burned is peoples livelihoods. **** the rioters lives as its obvious they don't give a **** about their fellow man who had absolutely NOTHING to do with the killing by police.

You still, don't get it. Property can be rebuilt. In fact with insurance, the owner of the property loses very little, might even gain.

Human lives cannot be replaced.
 

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I am not going to post the videos because they are too disturbing.

Also, at this point, it's very difficult to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

However, it's clear the far-right extremist militia groups and white supremacist groups seem very intent on starting a second civil war.

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha - The Verge



We need to let local and state law enforcement to handle this stuff, not random, disorganized, far-right militia groups who appear to want to initiate violent conflict. For them, it's not about security from rioters, but it's about a politically-inspired armed conflict against all the protesters, whom they perceive as evil communists or something.

I think there is a strong possibility for violence after the election, and that is why it's very important that everyone works together to ensure a good election, a free and fair election where people can vote via mail-in ballot if they wish.

I was watching this live last night when these shootings happened. These "press" people who are out there certainly give a completely different view than what the msm offers. And as seen last night they're at risk but continue to document the action first hand.

Weird thing is there is another press video allegedly showing that shooter later mingling with police and being offered water. Hopefully it's just a case of mistaken identity. :shrug:
 

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I think it provides a good example: when lawless scum attack a man, and get shot, it will edify other scum bags that you may get shot if you act like an asshole

And hopefully it is 100% successful in that, because the other effect will be to shock the sensibilities of the voting public two months before an election that a political party that has been historically hostile to the second amendment is likely to win.
 

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...but shooting the black guy in the back was justified. :roll:

you mean the guy with felony arrest warrants, who had violently resisted the police in the past? I don't know, the facts are not out yet.
 

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You still, don't get it. Property can be rebuilt. In fact with insurance, the owner of the property loses very little, might even gain.

Human lives cannot be replaced.

Second Amendment "warriors" salivate over the idea of shooting black men, even protecting chewed bubble gun would be cause to pull that trigger for most of them. Some have been waiting for this very moment their entire lives.
 

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And hopefully it is 100% successful in that, because the other effect will be to shock the sensibilities of the voting public two months before an election that a political party that has been historically hostile to the second amendment is likely to win.

I think that you pray Biden wins and he might but the facts are this

1) lots of people are concerned that police have been told to stand down-leading to massive violence in dozens of Democrat run cities

2) those concerned people realize that they are the only defense against violent mobs, which is why so many first time gun buyers have been active

3) and those who want to ban guns, want to make things safer for violent mobs
 

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Second Amendment "warriors" salivate over the idea of shooting black men, even protecting chewed bubble gun would be cause to pull that trigger for most of them.

I think at least one of the mopes shot by the rifleman was white. The guy who was pointing a pistol at him and got his elbow blown up as a result

your craven attempts to make it racial yet again are pathetic
 

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These aren't isolated incidents of people defending their own personal property.

These are politically motivated groups using the excuse of defending someone else's property to attack another group of people they oppose politically.

It's very clear what they are doing. These militia and far-right groups are making the intentions known publicly.

They want to kill the protesters. They look forward to killing the protesters. They see the protesters as their political opponents. They use phrases like socialists and communists to describe them.

Those "protesters" have killed thirty people plus. Those protesters have destroyed many peoples livelihoods. **** the "protesters". They are fortunate most people are civilized and don't want trouble and are bending over backward to avoid it. There is coming a point were people are not going to accept the bull**** going on. There are rumblings in the PMC community that this unrest may be a financial opportunity. They are already contacting locals were these protests are happening about getting together and enacting a contract to defend locals homes and business. Those PMC will drop the hammer quick once engaged.

PMC=Private Military Contractor.
 

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I think that you pray Biden wins and he might but the facts are this

1) lots of people are concerned that police have been told to stand down-leading to massive violence in dozens of Democrat run cities

2) those concerned people realize that they are the only defense against violent mobs, which is why so many first time gun buyers have been active

3) and those who want to ban guns, want to make things safer for violent mobs

Looks to me like the armed white guy was the violent one--you know, the felon who murdered two people and wounded third.
 
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