Dammit, it keeps happening.
Police in Kenosha, WI, shot Jacob Blake, an unarmed black man, repeatedly in the back, at point blank range, on camera, in front of his children, as he attempted to enter his car after HE broke up a fight. Blake is reportedly fighting for his life.
You can find video of it if you look for it, but it is pretty grim, and will be very difficult to deny that the police needlessly gunned down an obviously unarmed man for no apparent reason.
Because this blog is generally about politics (and dick jokes, and cat memes), we would be remiss if we did not note that the RNC kick-off last night included a voice-over by Jon Voight calling America “a country where lives matter regardless of race, creed or color.”
They might want to address this tonight, but I doubt that they care. It’s another Republican bold-faced lie.
The Kenosha police department has placed the two officers involved on leave. Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) and Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes (D-WI) have called the state legislature back into emergency session to address police transparency and accountability.