On August 25, 2020, during night three of protests in Kenosha Wisconsin following the shooting in the back of Jacob Blake, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two protesters, and seriously wounded a third. Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers are arguing that the 17-year-old acted in self-defense.
On August 23, the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin led to nationwide outrage and unrest.
As an investigation into the incident persists, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul refuses to answer whether officers were aware before the shooting that Blake had a knife in his possession.
2020 may be the strangest year on record. No matter how accustomed we have become to the surreal images around us, the sight of camouflaged federal agents marching on protesters in an American city is still shocking.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse and admitted memory lapses will not be met with understanding by law enforcement officers.
An Illinois man recently learned this lesson the hard way while taking in the sights and sounds of Interstate 94 in Racine County. He was pulled over after a deputy noticed him swerving and traveling at an “abnormally low speed”. After noticing the man’s slurred speech, the deputies searched his car and found marijuana as well as THC cereal bars and THC vape cartridges.