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No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

January 06, 2021 10:35 am

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley found officer Rusten Sheskey acted in self-defense while responding to a domestic dispute last Aug. 23 and shooting Jacob Blake seven times at close range, saying Blake was armed with a knife and had resisted arrest, withstanding multiple Taser shots.

Explained: Why tensions are on the rise in Portland in the US

September 01, 2020 8:15 am

Portland protests: President Donald Trump has repeatedly branded the protesters "anarchists", and lashed out at Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, calling him “weak and pathetic”.

Trump to visit Kenosha next week, potentially stoking tensions

August 30, 2020 10:27 am

The visit is certain to exacerbate tensions in the city, where a crowd of about 1,000 demonstrators gathered outside a courthouse Saturday to denounce police violence.

Attorney for accused Kenosha protest gunman says teen acted in self-defense

August 29, 2020 8:52 am

The shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, in front of three of his children has turned Kenosha, a predominantly white city of about 100,000 people on Lake Michigan, into the latest flashpoint in ongoing nationwide protests over police brutality and racism.

Who is Jacob Blake

August 27, 2020 10:18 pm

The shooting in broad daylight captured on cellphone video that quickly spread on social media, ignited nights of civil unrest over racial injustice in several cities that included a wave of arson, widespread vandalism and a separate shooting that claimed two lives in Kenosha. A 17-year-old has been arrested.

'Before I am an athlete, I am a black woman': Naomi Osaka withdraws from W&S in protest

August 27, 2020 1:31 pm

Osaka, the Japanese star and last Top 10 seed in the women’s bracket, joined professional athletes in basketball, baseball and soccer in demanding change after Jacob Blake was shot by police.

Jacob Blake Shooting: Five MLS games called off as players protest racial injustice

August 27, 2020 9:24 am

Players from games between Atlanta United and Inter Miami, FC Dallas and Colorado, Portland and San Jose, Real Salt Lake and LAFC, and the LA Galaxy and Seattle all decided not to play in solidarity.

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

August 27, 2020 8:29 am

Players made the extraordinary decisions to protest the shooting by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday of Jacob Blake, a Black man, apparently in the back while three of his children looked on.

Kenosha: 2 killed, 1 injured in Wisconsin protests after black man shot by police; Guv declares state of emergency

August 26, 2020 9:13 pm

Kenosha: Local media reports claim that the shooting occurred during a violent standoff between protesters and armed gunmen, who were guarding a gas station, BBC reported.