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Kenosha, WI Police Accused of “Deputizing” White Nationalists Ahead of Shooting Deaths

HeadlineOct 19, 2021

In Wisconsin, a new lawsuit accuses the Kenosha Police Department of “deputizing” armed white nationalist vigilantes during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake last year. Video from August 25, 2020, shows Kenosha officers giving out water and praise to vigilantes carrying high-powered semiautomatic rifles. The lawsuit was brought by Gaige Grosskreutz, a protester shot in the arm by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who also fatally shot two people with an illegally obtained assault rifle. Rittenhouse faces homicide charges in a trial set to begin on November 1.

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