ACLU says police ‘escalated violence’ in Kenosha last summer

In the wake of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the ACLU breaks down the police response to Kenosha’s civil unrest last summer.

Jacob Blake
Jacob Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake, holds a candle at a rally Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. Morry Gash / AP Photo
Jacob Blake
Jacob Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake, holds a candle at a rally Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. Morry Gash / AP Photo

ACLU says police ‘escalated violence’ in Kenosha last summer

In the wake of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the ACLU breaks down the police response to Kenosha’s civil unrest last summer.

The ACLU says law enforcement failed to protect protesters and escalated tensions last summer in Kenosha. Antioch teen Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday was acquitted of all charges in the trial over killing two men and wounding a third on the scene of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Reset talks to the head of the ACLU of Wisconsin about the Rittenhouse verdict and its investigation into how Kenosha police encouraged white militia members to become armed vigilantes.

GUEST: Shaadie Ali, interim executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin