On the Ground in Kenosha
This episode contains strong language.
The shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black father from Kenosha, Wis., by a white police officer has reverberated through the city, fueling protests and unrest. There have been marches and demonstrations, as well as instances of destruction: businesses and property set alight, fireworks launched at the police.
On Tuesday night, a group of armed men, who claimed to be there to protect the community, arrived. Three protesters were shot, two of whom died. Kyle Rittenhouse, a white 17-year-old from Illinois, is suspected of being the gunman.
We speak with Julie Bosman, a national correspondent for The Times, about what is happening in her hometown.
Guest: Julie Bosman, a national correspondent for The New York Times.
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- Kenosha has become the latest flash point in a season of unrest that began with the killing of George Floyd.
- Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. The Times’s visual investigation team tracked his movements on Tuesday night.
- The turmoil in Wisconsin has led some residents to feel that Democratic leaders are failing to keep control of the situation.