Police deployed tear gas early Monday in an effort to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following the incident. Officers from Kenosha Police Department responded to a domestic incident shortly after 5 p. The man who was shot, identified by Gov. Tony Evers as Jacob Blake, was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital and in serious condition, police said. The state's Division of Criminal Investigation is heading up an investigation into the shooting and will seek to "provide a report of the incident to the prosecutor within 30 days," according to the statement. Has the nation made progress since George Floyd's death?
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This column is a modified version of the NPR Public Editor column that was first published last week. It takes on a new urgency this week with the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. Since a string of deaths of young black men at the hands of police gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, the phrase has become journalistic shorthand for this message: white people unjustly shooting a black man, because their racial prejudice led them to assume he was a threat. Every time Moultrie, 41, from Randallstown, Maryland. As a black woman and a lover of black men, it hurts me every time I hear this despicable phrase on the radio.
A young Black man was tortured and killed on a remote island in Denmark by two white men, one of them with far-right affiliations and a swastika tattoo on his leg, but the authorities are refusing to call it a hate crime. Denmark adopted a hate crimes statute in , but activists, friends and family members, citing the grisly circumstances of the killing, say the authorities are often too reluctant to acknowledge racially inspired violence. Johansen he sometimes identified as Mbuji Johansen , a year-old engineering student of Danish and Tanzanian descent, came to the island of Bornholm to visit his mother last week. He went to a party on Monday and was later invited for a beer in the woods, his mother told the local Ekstra Bladet newspaper. The next morning, Mr. According to the preliminary indictment, his skull was broken after he was beaten several times with a wooden beam; he was stabbed multiple times; a knife was driven through his throat and a knee had been planted in his neck. He died sometime early Tuesday, according to a forensic report. Two local men — brothers, aged 23 and 25 — were arrested on Wednesday on manslaughter charges. The police say the men have admitted to beating Mr. Johansen, but deny killing him.
Please see our Commenting Policy for more. Please watch at your own discretion. A year-old Black man is in serious condition after police shot him in the back multiple times on Sunday, in an incident captured on video in Kenosha, Wisc. Jacob Blake was rushed to a hospital in Milwaukee for surgery after the incident, which happened in front of a crowd of onlookers who recorded video of the shooting on Sunday around 5 p. Read more: Rayshard Brooks death — Could the police shooting in Atlanta have been prevented? A second video shows Blake walking away from three police officers and attempting to get into his SUV. The officers can be seen pursuing Blake with their guns drawn. Several neighbours watch from nearby, and a few of them scream and shout at the officers. An officer tries to stop him by pulling on his white tank top.