The scene outside the Kenosha Courthouse is generally quiet, as the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is underway recently.
The most consistent person on the stone steps during the trial was Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, a resident of Black Kenosha, shot by a white police officer in 2020, a demonstration that took Mr. Rittenhaus to the area. It was started.
Jacob Blake, who survived the shooting but was partially paralyzed, has moved, the family says. But while Rittenhaus testified, Justin Blake was back in front of the court on Wednesday. Mr. Blake said he was often alone or with only a handful of people when the trial was held, but he believed that others would join him for protest later in the day. rice field.
He said he believed that black rights, including the right to protest, depended on Mr. Rittenhaus being found guilty. He expressed anger at the sight of Mr. Rittenhaus crying at the witness stand, alluding to the men he killed, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum.
“Where are the tears?” He said for Hoover and Rosenbaum’s family.
Rittenhouse’s supporters occasionally joined Blake’s stairs. On Wednesday, Kenosha’s Karen Lee Spitzer stood nearby, grabbed the American flag and wore a sweatshirt with the slogan “All Lives Matter” in red. She said authorities should have been more aggressive towards those who caused property damage in 2020.
“Nothing ignites in this country,” she said.