UPDATE 8/27: DEFENDING A KILLER: I worked one year as cohost with Vicki McKenna when she first began Upfront, and I quite because of just this. But WIBA loved it, even syndicated the show of this gun crazy screwball. Defending Kyle Rittenhouse? I don't say this ever, but someone needs to be removed:
JSOnline: McKenna came to the defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois, who was charged in Lake County, Illinois, as a fugitive from justice. Rittenhouse faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge in Kenosha County. "Go watch the video of that kid," said McKenna, who airs on WISN-AM (1130) in Milwaukee and WIBA-AM (1310) in Madison. "I’d have done the same thing. But he’s being painted as a murderer!""By the way, where are all the patriots who brag on Facebook, 'Hey, bring it, baby! Lock and load!' Where the hell were you last night?" McKenna asked. "Some showed up to defend other people’s property or their own. And one guy is now going to have to go on trial because, in defense of himself, two people are dead."
If Republican voters don't wake up to the following brutal incompetence of their own elected "leaders," now, than we're in truly deep shit. Here's today's NY Post cover:
It appears armed militia groups were allowed by law enforcement to help in Kenosha, which is now at the heart of this. More in the videos below. But first...
After doing nothing for the last 6 months of nationwide protests demanding police reform, Republican Rep. Robin Vos is now claiming Gov. Evers is taking political advantage using the Jacob Blake shooting to push reform:
Vos accused Evers of “turning to politics” by calling the special session instead of working through the Speaker’s task force.Then after scoffing at the thought of a special session, and a day later, Vos actually said this to his heavy breathing base:
To be clear, Evers call for a special session, and bringing in National Guard troops, caused the two deaths?
Sheriff David Beth said on Tuesday someone called him to ask why he didn't deputize armed citizens to patrol the city "and I’m like ‘Oh hell no.’ Deputized citizens would "fall under my guidance and my supervisors and they are a liability to me and the county and the state of Wisconsin. The incident that happened last night where two people lost their lives were part of this group that wanted me to deputize them. That would have been why I wouldn’t."
The last-minute decision set off a chain reaction, and all NBA games were subsequently canceled in solidarity with the Bucks.…and this was their demand, are you now listening Republicans?:
Sports announcers had to pivot to analyzing the significance of the Bucks’ players making a stand in the wake of the police shooting Sunday of Jacob Blake in Kenosha and the Tuesday night shooting by at least one vigilante of three protesters, leaving two of them dead. A 17-year-old from Illinois was arrested Wednesday in connection with the attacks.
“This is personal for the Milwaukee Bucks,” said ESPN’s NBA host Rachel Nichols, quickly put on-air in place of their NFL program. “Sterling Brown himself was a victim of police brutality just two years ago.” Nichols’ sentiment was echoed by analyst and former player Kendrick Perkins. “It’s a message for Wisconsin that they will not stand for this. They want justice. They want justice for him [Jacob Blake],” he said.
"Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball. When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable. We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement.Warning: Graphic Content: This is what happened.