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The situation in America has grown direr since a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shot an African American named Jacob Blake seven times in the back as he attempted to get into his vehicle. The officer was close enough to grab Blake’s shirt but didn’t attempt to further restrain him with his hands. The footage is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Blake survived the encounter but may be paralyzed permanently.

The video does not show the circumstances leading to the shooting. Witnesses say police grappled with Blake and used a taser on him beforehand.

The Kenosha Police Department is asking critics to reserve judgment until all the facts are known. But for millions of Americans, the footage confirms their belief that systemic racism infests law enforcement. Millions more, this author included, have become convinced far too many cops are too quick to resort to the use of deadly force.

But nothing excuses the violence expressed by a growing number of rioters. And since Blake’s shooting things have only escalated. The mainstream media remains conspicuously silent. As do Democrats. All the while, in Kenosha, a quiet city of 100,000 nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, peaceful marches gave way to fires and destruction.

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Activists in Washington, D.C. aggressively threatened patrons at a restaurant last night who didn’t raise their fists in solidarity as they marched by. It’s not hard to imagine the bellicose group resorting to physical violence.

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While we believe people have a legitimate reason to be upset, the feds must step up and stop the violence in America’s cities. What do you think should happen next? And are policing reforms needed? As always share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Obama, you watching this your transforming America. You and your gold dogger wife did one thing you promised.

Bubba Love
Bubba Love
1 year ago

Why are the blacks shot by the police always breaking the law and resisting arrest? Just wondering.

Gerald S Ladd
Gerald S Ladd
1 year ago

I forgot, this site uses a communist style moderator to control the conversation..