Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves The shooting of Jacob Blake by the police.
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced in a news conference on Tuesday that his office would not seek charges against Rusten Sheskey, the 31 year old Kenosha police officer who has been on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice since the August 23 shooting of Jacob Blake.
Sheskey shoot Jacob Blake seven times in the back and paralyzing him. Blake, was trying to break up an argument between two women and was unarmed was shot as he walked back toward his vehicle.
Graveley said the decision was based on a review of more than 40 hours of squad video, and more than 200 reports totaling 1,500 pages.
By the way, before Graveley’s announcement, Kyle Rittenhouse, a northern Illinois teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third during protests following the Blake shooting, claimed self defense and pleaded not guilty to five felonies, including multiple homicide charges during a Tuesday afternoon hearing.
The Blake family had braced for the outcome. Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr., told reporters that the family would take their case to the federal level. “This has to be federally heard, not just for my son, but for everyone who suffered police brutality. Everyone. We can’t sit around anymore. We can’t wait.”
Justin Blake, the victim’s uncle,“It is going to weigh on this city and this state for years to come.”
Kyle Rittenhouse who is 18, is charged with first degree reckless homicide, first degree intentional homicide, attempted first degree intentional homicide and two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, all while using a deadly weapon. He is accused of fatally shooting demonstrators Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and gravely wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 22, on the second night of protests due to Blake’s shooting.