The nation’s attention has been on the normally-quiet town of Kenoshoa, Wisconsin this week, after Jacob Blake was shot seven time in the back at point blank range by a police officer.
Blake is still alive, but currently paralyzed from the waist down.
The incident was caught on video and soon shared to social media, prompting a boisterous protest in the streets of Kenosha. It didn’t take long for agitators to whip the crowds into a frenzy, and then the violence began.
On Tuesday night, a 17 year old from Illinois shot and killed two protesters with an AR-15, prompting another outcry of angst, escalating the situation once again.
This has prompted heavy action from the White House.
President Trump on Wednesday said he will send federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, Wis. to restore “law and order” amid days of unrest in the city.
“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets,” the president tweeted Wednesday. “My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance. (Portland should do the same!)”
The president added: “TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!”
Similar deployments of mostly Homeland Security forces were met with vicious criticisms from both sides of the aisle, as concerns over the implementation of martial law began to bloom.