Police Chief: KPD Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake

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KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced that officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, 2020. In January, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley also chose not to charge Sheskey with a crime. Sheskey followed current policy Sheskey “acted within the law and [...]

Chief Miskinis updates community on efforts to arrest August rioters

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KENOSHA ⸺ Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis gave an update on his department’s efforts to arrest those who participated in riots in the city in August 2020. Miskinis also pointed out a fact that is sure to be bitter for some to swallow: Out of the 55 arrested for various crimes so far, Kenoshans make [...]

City Council to discuss Huber family, Grosskreutz claims in closed session tonight

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss⏤ in closed session⏤ two claims relating to Kyle Rittenhouse shooting one person, Gaige Grosskreutz, and killing two others, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, on Aug. 25, 2020. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Huber’s family is pressing forward with the suit on his behalf. Each suit seeks a total of $10 million [...]

County committee approves grant funds for sheriff’s department, receives update on body cameras

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https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⸺ During a Wednesday night meeting, the Kenosha County Judiciary and Law Committee approved accepting $400,000 in grant funds. The funds will be used to reimburse the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for costs incurred during what officials call the “civil unrest” experience locally in August and September 2020. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Captain [...]

‘We need more love in this community’

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‘Building Hope’ panelists discuss changing roles in 2020 unrest, hopes for 2021 KENOSHA ⸺ “We need more love in this community.” After an hour-and-a-half-long conversation, Ald. Anthony Kennedy boiled down the vast issues facing the city into a missing component in its core: Love. “You don’t have to like me,” the Dist. 10 alderman said. [...]

Kenosha County DA will not charge officers in Blake shooting, details evidence

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KENOSHA — On Jan. 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced KPD officer Rusten Sheskey would not be charged in shooting Jacob Blake in August. Graveley explained his decision in detail, offering new information which arguably changes the circumstances of the Blake situation. Watch the full conference below. @import url(https://theuptownobserver.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/css/front-flex.min.css); #pgc-1264-0-0 { width:100%;width:calc(100% - [...]

Kenosha City Council approves emergency authorization for mayor ahead of Blake shooting decision

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  KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council approved a resolution giving Mayor John Antaramian emergency authorization powers in the event of unrest. Once activated, the mayor will have emergency authorization for eight days. After eight days, the City Council will have to approve additional measures taken concerning any violent unrest. The emergency powers come as Kenosha [...]

Kenosha announces road closures ahead of Jacob Blake shooting ruling; Evers authorizes 500 National Guard

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KENOSHA ⏤ The city has closed portions of local roadways, specifically those surrounding the Kenosha County Courthouse ahead of the impending ruling on the Jacob Blake shooting. Gov. Tony Evers also authorized the National Guard to come and assist local authorities. The announcement is a result of Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley making his decision this [...]

Ald. Paff seemingly defends Kyle Rittenhouse in Jan. 4 comments

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KENOSHA — During Monday night’s Kenosha City Council meeting, District 6 Ald. David Paff gave the following seemingly sympathetic statements about Kyle Rittenhouse, who is currently going through the court system on charges of murdering two local residents on Aug. 25, 2020. Rittenhouse, as well as everyone on the streets in Kenosha that night, was [...]

KABA, WEDC partner for microloans to Kenosha businesses

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The loans are geared towards helping businesses damaged in the two-day August riots KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have awarded 27 Kenosha businesses microloans up to $50,000. Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the state Economic Development Corp. announced the microloans in a press release last week. The Recovery Microloan Program (DRM) [...]