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Police Take Restraints Off Blake's Hospital Bed

Handcuffs baffle governor, but local officials say an old warrant is the reason

(Newser) - Jacob Blake is no longer shackled to his Wisconsin hospital bed with handcuffs, and the police guard has been removed. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department had said Blake was restrained because of an old warrant he faces, but Blake's lawyer said Friday that it's been dropped. Anyone...

Images From Friday's March on Washington

Gathering in DC commemorates MLK speech

(Newser) - Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates gathered in DC Friday at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands gathered near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the AP reports, where...

NBA Players&#39; 2-Day Protest May Have Lasting Impact
Don't Underestimate Impact
of NBA's Short Walkout
the rundown

Don't Underestimate Impact of NBA's Short Walkout

'There is a new standard of civil disobedience,' writes one observer

(Newser) - NBA practices will resume Friday and games on Saturday after players staged an unprecedented strike over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, per the AP . And while the players were out of action just two days, plenty of observers suggest the impact of their protest will be long-lasting:
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Dad: Jacob Blake Is Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

He says son is under arrest, though it's not clear for what

(Newser) - Jacob Blake is handcuffed to his hospital bed, according to the father of the Kenosha, Wisconsin, man shot in the back by police seven times. "I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed,” Blake's father, also named Jacob, told...

Kyle Rittenhouse Hit With More Felony Charges

Teen is accused of killing two Kenosha protesters

(Newser) - The Illinois teen accused of traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, armed with an AR-15-style rifle that he allegedly used to fatally shoot two protesters and injure a third has been hit with more charges. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was hit with four additional felonies and one misdemeanor Thursday, NPR reports. Among those...

NBA Players&#39; Walkout May Be Over
NBA Players' Walkout
May Be Over

NBA Players' Walkout May Be Over

League will reportedly resume games Friday

(Newser) - It looks like the NBA will be getting back to business. After players sat out Wednesday and the league suspended three playoff games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, the remainder of the shortened season was in doubt. But the Washington Post and the AP are...

Some Details Released in Jacob Blake Shooting

Meanwhile, Fox News host appears to defend teen who killed protesters

(Newser) - The police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sunday, sparking ongoing protests, was Rusten Sheskey. His identity was revealed by the state's attorney general Wednesday, the BBC reports. The seven-year veteran of the force is on administrative leave, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. No other officers fired their...

Game Boycott Swells in Wake of Jacob Blake Shooting

The Milwaukee Bucks don't stand alone

(Newser) - The NBA is not standing alone against the police shooting of Jacob Blake. After the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted its Wednesday playoff game and the league ultimately postponed that and two other games, three WNBA games, five Major League Soccer games, and three Major League Baseball games originally planned for Wednesday...

NBA Games Postponed After Bucks Boycott

Team stayed off court to protest Jacob Blake shooting

(Newser) - The Milwaukee Bucks could have gone to the next round of the playoffs with a win against the Orlando Magic Wednesday. Instead, they boycotted the game to protest racial injustice. Magic players and referees were on the floor for the 4pm game, but they left after the Bucks refused to...

2 Dead as Gunshots Ring Out in Kenosha
2 Shot Dead in
Kenosha Protests

2 Shot Dead in Kenosha Protests

Police are searching for a man seen wielding a long gun

(Newser) - At least three people were shot during a third night of protests in Kenosha, Wis., two of whom died. Shots were fired around 11:45pm Tuesday during a confrontation between protesters and armed men who claimed to be protecting a gas station, reports the New York Times . After initial shots,...

Jacob Blake's Dad: My Son Is Paralyzed From Waist Down

Wisconsin man's partner says their 3 kids were in car screaming while he got shot by police

(Newser) - Jacob Blake, the Black man shot in Kenosha, Wis., by police over the weekend is paralyzed from the waist down, his father says—and he wants answers. Doctors aren't sure if the paralysis suffered by the 29-year-old is permanent after he was shot eight times, according to the elder...

Buildings Burn to the Ground After Kenosha Shooting

Tear gas deployed during 2nd night of protests

(Newser) - Tear gas was deployed on protesters who defied a curfew in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, taking to the streets for a second night following the police shooting of Jacob Blake , now in serious but stable condition. Hundreds of protesters lingered near the courthouse beyond the 8pm curfew, shouting at police...

Video of Black Man Shot in Back by Cops Spurs New Outrage

Police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., is under investigation by state DOJ

(Newser) - A disturbing video out of Kenosha, Wis., shows a police shooting of a Black man that has renewed calls for police accountability. Per a statement from the city's police cited by USA Today , officers responded to a "domestic incident" around 5pm. The graphic footage circulating on social media...

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