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Protests in Kenosha After Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Gets no Charges

After the district attorney in Wisconsin decided there will be no charges against the officers involved in Jacob Blake’s shooting, protesters gathered in front of the Kenosha County Administration Building shouting, "Seven shots in the back! No, that ain't right!" 

To prevent possible violence, Gov. Tony Evers deployed the National Guard troops in front of the courthouse.

According to Kenosha News, as of 9pm on Monday, no acts of violence or vandalism have been reported.

The shooting of Blake resulted in two-nights protests and murder accusations against Kyle Rittenhouse, who plead not guilty on Tuesday.

On Monday, the City Council in Kenosha voted 9-7 to increase the inciting violence fine from $124 to $1,321 and approved a declaration connected to the district attorney’s decision.

At a press conference on Tuesday, District Attn. Michael Graveley stated that the police officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake (29) seven times during a domestic disturbance call in August, had a solid reason to do that.

District Attn. Graveley added that having seen the video of Blake’s shooting, the protesters have seen only their perspective, while he was “called upon on how to try this case in a real courtroom."

Graveley also revealed that Jacob Blake admitted he was carrying a knife during the incident, which couldn’t be seen in the video material.

Attn. Gravely explained that after the police failed to stop Blake with a stun gun, they opened fire to prevent him from harming the children inside his vehicle. 

Due to the shooting, Jacob Blake was left paralyzed from the waist down. 

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