‘Peaceful’ Pro-Police Rally in Kenosha Destroys Leftist Narrative
Blue Lives Matter supporters push back against media attacks
A week of turbulent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake, has seen the media and Democrats push their anti-police narrative.
But Blue Lives Matter supporters have also been pushing their agenda, to peacefully stand up for local law enforcement.
The shooting of Blake prompted a pair of tweets from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers:
"Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries."
"While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country."
While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) August 24, 2020
Those tweets did not help in calming leftist rioters.
In the following day's 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, shot and killed two protesters as videos suggest he was acting in self-defense.
Prior to that, a car dealership and a church were set of fire.
Only at this point did Evers agree to President Donald Trump’s calls for federal forces to resolve the ongoing civil unrest.
...TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2020
But despite the ongoing unrest, pro-police supporters displayed peaceful rally supporting law and order and stand against violent BLM supporters.
Kenosha News spoke to some attendees at Civic Center Park, allowing them to express their mindset behind supporting local law enforcement.
Attendee Chris Eakins said rallies are good to “show numbers” against the numerous loud voices of protesters.
“There are people that support police officers. It seems like there’s more that don’t these days than do,” Eakins said.
“I just wanna show numbers, really. I think that genuinely they care about us and that they’re here to help people.”
About 100 people attended the rally.
“It’s insane. I didn’t think stuff like this would be happening so close to us, close to home,” Burlington resident Grace McCormick said.
Racine resident Randall said:
“I support this cause. I support the notion that black lives do matter; however, I don’t support the organization Black Lives Matter,” he said.
“I don’t support the burning, looting, and rioting of our hometowns. I don’t support innocent people being attacked, their homes burned down, children being misplaced, the hard work that people do to live their life burned down and attacked.”
Mary Wirth expressed her empathy for law enforcement:
“[We’re showing] support for the police officers who are out here day in and day out, who aren’t spending time with their families, who are worried if they’re gonna be able to see their kids the next day."
"[The] national guard who are from all over Wisconsin who serve and are probably 18, 19 years old, wondering if they’re gonna be able to come home and see their mom, and [if] they’re gonna be killed in their own streets.”
supporters from out-of-state also rallied for Kenosha law enforcement.
“I’d like everything solved in a peaceful manner, not rioting,” said Lisa Azzano from Beach Park, Illinois.
“I don’t think it’s fair for the innocent people, who have their businesses are being destroyed. They have nothing to do with this."
“I don’t know why the mayor and governors of these states are not doing anything, basically letting the rioters have all their opinion and their destruction — what about all these people? These are taxpaying people."
"They deserve protection under the Constitution, under the Bill of Rights … and they’re not getting it.”