Police in Kenosha, WI, have arrested 175 individuals so far, and say 102 were from 44 other cities, while the state’s governor tells Trump to cancel his visit, as Biden plans to blame the president for the violence in US.
Most people arrested in Kenosha are outside agitators
Proving what many in law enforcement have stated, a lot of the people staring up protests in cities across America are outside agitators. Proving this point in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police say they have arrested at least 175 people during the civil unrest there, and 102 of those had address listed in 44 other cities, Fox reports.
Kenosha police say these arrests were related to the protests that have occurred every night since the police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23. Charges ranged from carrying concealed weapons, burglary and possession of controlled substances, police said, and 20 firearms were seized.
WI governor urges Trump to cancel Kenosha visit
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider traveling to Kenosha on Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the city amid the growing protests against police brutality that have escalated into rioting and destruction, with at least 3 people shot.
“I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state,” Gov Evers wrote to Trump in a letter, obtained by The Associated Press and reported by Fox.
“I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together.”
Congressman introduces bill to cut off federal unemployment funds to convicted rioters
Last week, Representative Jim Banks (R-Ind.) introduced a bill in the House that would make individuals who were convicted of vandalism and violent looting during protests ineligible to receive the enhanced federal unemployment money that was added on as part of CARES Act coronavirus relief, The Daily Wire reports.
The bill is called the Support Peaceful Protest Act. In addition, the legislation also requires those convicted to provide restitution for the cost of federal policing in a sum that will be determined by the court.
“Due to enhanced federal benefits, taxpayers are giving wages to jobless rioters that are destroying our communities,” Banks said during a press release. “We need to cut them off from their funding and make them feel the full financial consequences of their actions.”
Biden to blame Trump for nationwide violence
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will make a rare public appearance on Monday in Pittsburgh, where he is expected to cast blame on President Donald Trump for contributing to the growing violence nationwide.
According to a campaign aide, who gave an advance preview of Biden speech, the former Vice President will accuse Trump of exacerbating the unrest, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Biden is also expected to make the argument that the violent turn in some recent protests is the responsibility of the Trump administration.
However, Biden’s forecasted comments appear to deflect the fact that all the unrest is occurring in Democrat-led cities by officials who refused to allow the Trump administration to bring in federal troops to quell the violence.
Many pundits have voiced the opinion that Biden is only coming out of the basement now because the rising violence across America is beginning to have an effect on his poll numbers.