Kenosha, Wisconsin’s sheriff has declared a “state of emergency” in the city ahead of a planned announcement, detailing whether prosecutors intend to charge the officer accused of shooting Jacob Blake.
The state of Wisconsin has also mobilized the Wisconsin National Guard and Kenosha businesses are boarding up windows and preparing for riots similar to those that rocked the city over the summer and caused tens of millions in damages.
“Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers authorized the mobilization of the state’s National Guard. The move comes as officials brace for another potential round of unrest ahead of an anticipated decision over whether to charge a white police officer in the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha,” National Public Radio reported. “Evers, a Democrat, said in a statement Monday that local authorities requested the assistance. About 500 Wisconsin National Guard troops were called to active duty this week to assist local law enforcement.”
Blake was shot during an altercation with police in late August. Officers