Armed Kenosha Residents Share Duties Guarding Neighborhood From Rioters
Neighborhoods take steps to guard against the far-left rioters
Residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are taking turns to guard their neighborhoods against the far-left rioters as areas come under increasing threat from violence following protests after the shooting of Jacob Blake last week.
Armed residents began standing guard over the subdivision following two nights of protests and riots.
One of the armed residents standing guard, only know as Gilbert, said:
“All we’re doing is making sure the community here is able to go asleep, sleep fine, and are not worried about anything."
He added that armed residents alert approaching vehicles to their presence by using flashlights.
If a vehicle enters the subdivision, armed residents will inform the driver they will be watched while in the development.
Another armed resident, known as Jason, said:
“A lot of us are veterans (both men said they served in the Marines), some are former cops, so we’re comfortable (handling firearms)."
About a 10 minute drive from Downtown Kenosha, two men stood this week with AR-15 firearms protecting their subdivision. https://t.co/XUVGk6Aphv— Kenosha News (@Kenosha_News) August 29, 2020
"We’re simply doing nothing more than protecting the subdivision.”
The decision by residents to keep their neighborhood safe came after an elderly store worker had his jaw broken following a horrific attack last week.
70-Year-Old Man Has Jaw Broken by Kenosha Rioters While Protecting Store— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 27, 2020
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The man attempting to shield his business before it was torched by rioters.
The man, who is 70 years old, identified only as Robert, ran toward a mattress store where he works using a fire extinguisher to deter rioters who broke in during the protests on Monday, according to Fox6.
A woman filming the incident said in the now-viral video, “They just threw a bottle at this guy."
Then just seconds later, a man dressed all in black knocked the elderly man down with a punch to the head.