Kenosha, Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse discussed on Morning Edition

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Portia Bennett, a 31 year old lifelong resident of Kenosha, who told me that she knew the two people who were killed in the third, who was seriously wounded in those shootings Tuesday night. She says they were regulars at these daily protests, and I'm going to get to that in a minute. But I want to get an update from you, David on what we know about the investigation. Into Jacob Blakes shooting by police. Yeah, so that's like the Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Call released more details about the incident. He announced that the name of the officer who shot take a Blake is Rustin Chesky. He's been on the Kenosha Police force for seven years. And the attorney general says that the officers were responding to a domestic call. Andre tried to arrest Blake. They don't exactly say why. But they first tried to use a Taser on Blake, but it failed to subdue him. As Blake walked around the vehicle and open the driver's side of the door. He reached down and that's when officers Chesky first tried to pull him back up by his shirt and then fired seven times into his back Now. Investigators later recovered a knife from the dirt private side floorboard of the vehicle. So they say, But they did not say if the police officers on the scene knew that that pipe was there and we should just remind people. Blake was not killed, but he is still in very serious condition. So that was the shooting that precipitated Then all of these protests and as we've been talking about a 17 year old has been arrested for shooting and killing. Allegedly two of those protesters. Dan, You have been looking into this. What have you learned about that Suspected gunman. Yeah, We're talking about Kyle Riton House and is very young as you said 17 years old, weighed all of about £150 and lived with his mother just across the state line in northern Illinois in the northern suburbs of Chicago from his social media. We know that the suspect Kyle Riton House. Love three things You wanted Donald Trump to get re elected this year. Hey, posted a lot of pictures of himself with guns, and he was also a fervent supporter of blue lives matter of the police. And he had actually been a cadet in a suburban police department just outside Chicago when he was a teenager, and he would dress up in some of these photos in full police regalia, Ty The trooper had bomber jacket, so he was very, very much on admirers of law enforcement. We know at this point what he was doing in Kenosha and why he was at the protest. So looks like he went north of the state line to Kenosha earlier this week because he thought he was what he called quote local militia. There's video of him out there acting almost exist. He is law enforcement himself. So he's administering vigilante justice, where at least vigilante protection of businesses So there had been looting earlier in the week and their number of militia groups in that part of Wisconsin who organized Even on Facebook. We don't know if Kyle Rittenhouse was affiliated with those groups, but he certainly saw himself as someone who is out there, protecting business and working with the very law enforcement. That he had so idolized throughout his childhood. There are these videos circulating graphic videos describing these capturing rather the moments around these fatal shootings of the protesters. What do they tell us about what happened? Absolutely horrific scenes were recorded by a number of people late Tuesday into early Wednesday. What happened was there had been a protest, they were asked to disperse from the area around the courthouse. In Kenosha and then a short distance away. There were confrontations between Kyle Rittenhouse, this self appointed member of the local militia, as he put it, and some of the demonstrators, one of them is shot at close range in a video. He has a head wound. And it seems that he succumbed to those wounds and was one of two victims than Kyle Rittenhouse has seen in these videos running down the street being pursued by people who are yelling that he had just shot someone, and he shot two of his pursuers at close range, and one of them died right after that. We see Kyle Riton house, with the police going right past and people are saying that he was the shooter, and yet he is not apprehended until the next day in Illinois, and he's in custody in Illinois awaiting extradition. The Kenosha in connection with these two murders. It's a lot for this city of Kenosha to absorb in this moment to NPR's David Shaper and Dan Megalopolis of Chicago Public Media Thanks to you both. My pleasure. My pleasure. Jorge Vallejo was a retired A BG Wyatt, his son, Carlos practiced internal medicine. The doctors were widely respected in the medical community in South Florida. Both men were hospitalized on Father's Day with covert 19 and both have since died. Within weeks of one another. We spoke with Carlos his sons. About 30 in the morning. I think my grandfather is the hospital. There's guys check the central because he has a bit of what she said. Kind of, like a little bit. My name is Charles 26 years old. I am a medical student. My name is Kevin Vallejo, Charlie's younger brother. I'm 23 years old. Currently in my first year of medical school in Miami in our family we.

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