Kenosha officials condemn violent protests
Today is what's going on. There are a lot of very good people in this community. And what is happening to them is wrong. People have differences, of opinion. We have different concepts, of how things should be done. Those are all fine. But violence, in the community, is not acceptable. Violence, to property. Violence, to people. Absolutely, unacceptable. And it is up to us to make sure that that, does not continue. We have called on many groups, for support. And one of those i'd like to thank, at the moment. Is. Mrs blake. Who came out and said, stop. This is not what her son, wanted. And so i want to give a heart thought, thank you, to her. Because she cared about the community. And what was being done. In her son's. Name. And that is appreciated. But we still have so many things that we have to deal with, and a lot of misunderstanding. Of what is being done in this community. For the safety of the public, and the safety of the community. And i want to just kind of walk through a little bit of what occurred, after the shooting. The city made the request. To the state. For support. And governor evers. Granted. The guard, to come national guard to come in. We have continually, talked with him about the guard and the guard has continued, its numbers. Into the community, to help us deal with, the looting and violence that has occurred. We also have had the situation, where we have called for, a curfew. Which is seven o'clock to seven. And that curfew. Is there to protect, the public. We need to make sure people are off the street, so law enforcement, can do their job. And i think sometimes, people forget that they think that because you call curfew. It's there just so you can give tickets to everyone it is not it is there to protect the public. And that is so so very important at this point in. Time. Kenosha, is a community. That in the long run, will recover. We will work together, to resolve, our issues. We will work with the minority, community, to continue, to move forward. And we will make this a better place. To live. But it will take time. It will take healing. It will make require, us to reach out. To. All, parties of the, community. And actually have honest dialogue. So i'm here today, basically, to, number one inform, everyone. That we are not. Planning on. Letting this violence continue. Number two, we are going to work together. To resolve, the racial issues in our community. And we are going to make that work. The only other thing i'd like to add which i forgot to say earlier and i apologize. Because i'm a little off topic. There's been a lot of talk about, the. Support. From governor evers. Governor evers has been very supportive. To the community, and i think everyone needs to know that. They also need to know that, there's this, concept, that the federal government, is. Not participating. In kenosha, they are. The fbi, is here, atf, is here and the u.s marshals, are here. So it's important for everyone to know that this has been a. Activity where everyone has been involved in trying to make things better. I want to leave you with one last. Thought. And that is. There's. An address i've always used. In all my elections, and campaigns, and it's going to sound a little hokey i suppose. A community, is only as strong. As its weakest neighborhood. As a country we are only as strong. As the weakest city. We need, to make sure, that we help create, or stop this divide. And this anger that is going on in this country and that only begins. With each one of us willing to honestly, talk, with each other. So thank you for um, listening to me and i will now turn it over to sheriff. Some of mine is going to mirror what the mayor said and he actually reminded me. That the night of shooting i did talk to mrs blake, i talked to her for probably about 10 minutes on the phone got her some information, that she wanted about her son. Told her where she had to go what hospital, go to to see. She was probably one of the calmest, nicest, people i talked to. That entire evening. And. I haven't seen her i haven't talked to her since but.
She Was i agree she was a very nice person to. A calming person. To start off with we got called in on sunday, after 5 30 to. Assist the city in a in a shooting, our job is to protect the scene. And it got, a little. Uh, hairy out there as the night went on. Squad cars were damaged. I've seen some. Video, taken by people. I'm very proud of our staff, the, kenosha, police department staff that went out there and protected the scene. Calmly. Politely. And stood there in the face of rocks being thrown. One of the city captains, got, something, that hit him in the back of the head and took him to the ground right in front of me. But. Everyone was very, on our end was very calm at night, and. Maintained, security, and got out of there as really as well as we could. The march came downtown. The. Focal, point, for each and every demonstration. That, really we've seen. Is. The building that we're in right now the safety building. I think that's because law enforcement, the city police department the kenosha sheriff's department, is is stationed here. It is to some people. Uh. To some people it's you know we're the bad we're the bad people. And to the majority, of the of the community we're the people that go out and help save and protect. The other part of it is the courthouse. The courthouse represents, justice. And i know the people are are. Looking for justice, whatever it is there's justice, in uh. Where we're found guilty and when we're found um, innocent. So i'm sure that'll come out in time. On monday the the numbers grew. Our, resources. Also grew, we put out an all-call, throughout the state. Uh to local. Sheriff's departments. And, police departments. And they showed up in numbers. In the hundreds. We put it out to, um. We also put it out there to. Monday. We thought we put it out to the national, guard, and we found that we had our wires crossed. We didn't, actually request the national guard on monday, night. Or was it sunday, the first night, because we had our wires crossed the second night they did deliver people and last night they delivered, more. And. We're very thankful for the national guard. Like i said we had. Sheriff's departments, coming from. All, over the state of wisconsin. They brought their personnel. They brought their. Equipment, they brought their armored cars. They brought. Things that we needed. The state of wisconsin. And the federal government the fbi, the etf. Us marshals. They brought technology. They brought equipment, too. And. The resources. And the information, that they have passed to us. Is a mess. We have got. The dnr wardens, that are down here that don't have riot gear, were out, every day in the face of everything, state troopers were here. The local, agencies. Here in kenosha, and around, us. Couldn't be better brothers and sisters. Than we could ask for to come and help protect, kenosha. Tuesday. We put up a fence around this building all of you were allowed to come in through the gate. And. The reason we put the fence around here is like i said earlier. This is a focal, point, for protesting. And it still was last night. They, the protesters, want to come here save their peace which is wonderful. No one in law enforcement no one stamping free today has any issues with. Uh. Peaceful, me peaceful groups coming in here and protesting. We support that, uh i know that about a month ago, mayor and i went over to one and we we kneeled for the kneel for nine with the group of people that were there we were there supporting. The. Fence that's around these buildings. What it actually allows us to do. Because. This building holds. Inmates. And if somehow this structure, got caught on fire.
We Can't move these people that quickly to get, them to a safe spot we have to protect the inmates. And. We put the fence up to help protect, this campus. The first night there was probably about 300, 000, damage. To this campus. Alone. And. What the fence also does is it allows us to take the resources, we needed to protect, it, to move them out, into the field on the outside of the fence. And, and do an even better job, of, of. Working with, with the people in our community. Last night, with the fence up. We. Were much more assertive, in the way we handled things. Shortly after eight o'clock the curfew, went into effect at eight o'clock. Uh we, moved out a armored car, and we basically, said. You need to leave curfew is eight o'clock you're in violation, of the curfew. Uh. And, if you don't, we will be taken, into. Custody. Uh then, uh, some left, several left we watched on uh on the screen we watched several leaving. They followed the orders. And then we uh when some didn't come. If i. Saw it live i don't know if you saw. They started pelting, the uh, officers, over the fence with um. Stones, and bricks, and, and the armored car was pelted there were mild top cocktails, thrown. We gave them. We gave them probably about another 10-15, minutes and then we did tear gas to help disperse, the crowd. That was a. It's not something we wanted to do. But, with the. With the damage. And the um. Everything that went on monday night it was something we had to do, we had to disperse, the crowd and get them moving out, the longer we let them go the longer we let them. Build, the, more dangerous the situation, became. Tonight we're changing the curfew to seven o'clock. We will. Gladly support, all the peaceful, protests, that are. Really throughout kenosha, county. Up until seven o'clock, and after that. We asked everybody to go home. Last night. The. I'm very proud of the people of kenosha. Last night when i went moved from this building out to the command post. I drove down the streets and there was no one on it, the people of kenosha. Let, law enforcement. And, all our partners. Do our job. They let us. Do truthfully, a much better job last night than we could we could do on monday night. And. The, people went we stayed home, they moved their cars. They did everything we asked them to. And i want to thank the people of kenosha, for doing that. Tonight we're moving it to seven o'clock. Seven o'clock the curfew, will allow, us. To, disperse. Whoever's, gathered, maybe there'll be no one and i hope that's true. But disperse, who's ever gathered. In daylight. So it'll help us to be able to see better. It'll help the people, to be able to see better they won't be dispersing. In dark. And we also find that after dark. We have many more issues with with violence, and and things that go on.
Um. Last night during. Uh. Some of the. A lot of the. We had several hundred law enforcement. Um several, a few hundred uh, national guard. And. Again, i watched, on. On tv i watched. These hundreds of of law enforcement. To go out there and, calmly. Go out there and, first of all try to get people to leave. And then. They assisted some many were taken into custody. And for some it was it was truly just a, a. Curfew, violation. But we're going to be very. Assertive. In taking these people. If you don't, follow the curfew. We're going to do our best to take. You into custody, for that violation. Wednesday. We have additional staffing, coming, from around the state. Unbelievable. The amount of sheriffs and police departments. That. Come, and, have offered to come both with equipment, and people, to come down here and help protect, kenosha, county. As the mayor said we have got. The national guard, fbi. U.s marshal. Dnr. Wisconsin, state patrol. All and agencies throughout the state helping to protect, this, city. Last night every day we get better. In kenosha, we are not accustomed. To. Riots. We're not accustomed to it. We. We pulled resources. We pulled, knowledge. From federal and state agencies. And, and the cooperation. Between, all of them, have been incredible. There's some misinformation. That as the mayor pointed out that the state isn't helping. Or the federal government isn't helping. Everyone's, helping. Everyone, is helping. Can, all these different agencies, round, up. The numbers, we would you know have loved to have had on monday night they can't they don't they don't work like. Police agencies, do. So. With a few days notice. These agencies, were able to get more resources, here. What we have been finding. And yesterday did a couple interviews. Is social media. I don't do social media, i don't do facebook. I think i'd be too upset all the time if i did it. But. The uh. One thing that we found. Is that, we do get. We do get information. From those sources. But there's also, a lot of misinformation. Coming from those sources. Yesterday, as the day went on. It started off in the morning there was very there's almost no. Social media about anything happening, yesterday. Almost none. By noon it had grown, by, uh early afternoon, it had multiplied, again. And some of the things is. All of you. Get. And uh the people of kenosha. Get, uh. Facebook, updates, and and social media updates from other people and gets passed, and passed, and passed. And we were getting the same. Misinformation. On, facebook. That. Again. Hundreds of times, we get the same thing, and they would actually even say, there's. 30 vehicles, this location, and we'd send a squad car there and there was no one there. So. The whoever's, doing this. Put out this to, to scare the people of kenosha. And it's working. It's working. What i want the people of kenosha, to know though. Is that. Uh. We are working hard, we're working very hard and, we're getting. We're getting better at this. And we've got more resources, coming in, and we are not, like the mayor said too, we're not going to put up with what we saw, monday night we're not going to.
Is Does that mean we're going to stop it all. We aren't going it depends on numbers that come. We're not going to be able to stop it all but we're going to be. Assertive. In helping to protect the city of kenosha. In kenosha, county. And our neighbors from around. The county. State, and country, are here to help. Too. We blocked off the interstate. And. We picked that up, other other larger cities did that and it seemed effective. And when i talked to other, agencies, and the state and federal level they seemed that that worked. And, it's an inconvenience, for our local people, i am so. Sorry. Sorry that we did that, but there's a reason for it it was to help protect you. The. Um. Yesterday. I had a person, call me. And say why don't you, deputize. Citizens. Who have guns to come out and patrol. The city of kenosha. And i'm like. Oh hell no. The uh. And what happened last night and i think chief mcguinness, is going to talk about it, was probably the perfect reason. Why, i wouldn't. Once i deputize. Somebody. They fall under. The constitution, of the state of wisconsin. They fall under the county of kenosha, they fall under my. Guidance. They have to follow my, policies. They have to follow my supervisors. They, are, a liability. To me. And the county, and the state of wisconsin. I don't know this for sure, but the incident that happened last night where. Two. People, lost their lives. I think. They were part of this group that wanted me to deputize, them. As a part of this the county of kenosha. That would have been. In reality. Two deputy, sheriffs. Who killed two people, uh that would it would have been a one one deputy sheriff who killed two people sorry about that. And the liability, that goes with that would have been, immense. So. That's one of the things that was brought up to me and i just i said there's no way, there's no way that i would deputize. Uh people one of the things that, that we had problems with last night. Is. A lot of protesters. Come. For the show. I mean there's good protesters, who come and pray and kneel and do all that stuff and and they chant and i got no issue with that i was i was doing it, several weeks ago. And, i'm good with that, but there are some, and we've got, several. That come here from. Outside kenosha. They come from illinois. They come from. North of us however, we've heard, some people may have been arrested from green bay, milwaukee. They're coming here they have no, desire to protest, and i go back to social media. One of the invitations. Looked like a party, invitation. Something you would get from your brother to come and see your.
Uh. Graduation. Or her birthday. Come, wear your black, uh wear your black outfits wear black masks bring your backpacks. Filled with molotov, cocktails, rocks. Uh, and whatever else they may have in those, backpacks. So. That was the invitation, that, that went. Out and. I think there's something going on tonight i'm not exactly sure what it was. But. I go back to. I think some people are thinking that i should deputize, we should have these people out there with guns, under my. Authority. What a scary. Scary, thought that would be in my world. And, part of the part of the problem with this group. Is. They, create confrontation. People walking around with guns. If i walk around with. In uniform, with a gun. All of you. Probably wouldn't be too intimidated, by it because you're used to officers, having guns. But if i put out, my wife with an ar-15. Or my brother with a. Uh, a shotgun, or whatever it would be walking through the streets. You guys would wonder what the heck is going on. That doesn't, help us. We are set up we're going to do the curfew, until, uh sunday right now it can change this is all fluid. We're gonna do a 7 p.m curfew until sunday. And it might continue, afterwards, it might, get finished before. It is for, is, this point it's the interstate. And east a 7 p.m curfew. For those that that this. Puts a hardship, on i'm sorry, i really really am, but it's something we have to do. Um. I'm going to turn over to. General, uh, math right now and let him explain. What from the national guard. Thank you thank you. All right. Thank you sheriff. Hello i'm major general paul knapp i'm the adjutant, general for the state of wisconsin, in charge of emergency, management for the state. Number one i want to express my condolences. To the families of those involved in the tragic events of kenosha. Next i want to talk about with the wisconsin, national guard. And our role in supporting, local authorities in kenosha. On august 24th, governor evers. Called the wisconsin, national guard a state active duty to serve in a supporting, role and assist local law enforcement. In preserving. Public, safety. And the ability of individuals, to exercise, their first amendment, rights. To peacefully, demonstrate. The wisconsin, national guard is fully engaged. To serve and protect the citizens, of wisconsin, on this very important, mission. For the last two nights we've sent soldiers and airmen to support local law enforcement. In the city of kenosha and protecting, lives and property. We're working diligently, to provide additional, assistance. And we're committed, to meeting all the requests, that we receive, from civil authorities. The wisconsin, national guard responds. To formal requests, from county. Emergency, managers, and these requests, are submitted to the state emergency, operations, center. And then with the approval of the governor. National guard resources, can be committed to support, civil authorities. The wisconsin, national guard, does not self-deploy. And always serves, in a supporting, role. We don't choose on our own, where or in what capacity. To engage. However these are fluid situations. And we remain responsive, to requests. With the governor's, approval. When arriving on scene the national guard plays a supporting role to the local law enforcement. And. Who remains in charge of the mission. Guard personnel will remain on mission in kenosha. For as long, as civil authorities, require, our support. For operational, security purposes the wisconsin, national guard will not discuss, troop numbers. Uh as it relates to this mission. However, we are monitor, uh mobilizing, additional, forces. In accordance, with requests. Submitted, by civil authorities. Uh from a through from and through appropriate, channels. At the direction of governor evers we're also working together. By emergency. Management. Assistance. Compact. Otherwise, known as a emac, request. To bring in additional resources, from surrounding, states. To augment, the, military, police forces. As needed. The events in kenosha, are tragic. And our, thoughts and prayers, to all those involved, go out to all those involved, the members of the wisconsin, national guard, are proud to serve the citizens, of this great state. We, stand ready to continue, to support. Assistance, to local authorities. In times of crisis. The bottom line is we're your neighbors. We're your fellow residents. Citizens, of wisconsin. We care about what happens here and throughout the state. And, we are here to support. Uh the local authorities, in bringing this to a peaceful conclusion.
Thank You. Like to introduce, uh kenosha, police department, chief dan. Mcginnis. Good afternoon. You'll notice that there's a theme here. In that uh, there's. There's concern for the public, for those that have been injured. By the kenosha police department. Those injured by. Civilians. And the injuries, inflicted, upon, the community itself. By arsonists. Molotov, cocktails. Looting. All the violence that goes on so. I want to be very clear with that everybody that stands before you. Is very committed to bringing a peaceful, resolution, to the issue at hand. We understand, there are underlying, issues. That are driving this. We're not going to fix them overnight. But the commitment, is here from the leaders, here. To do something about it so, with that. There's a clear understanding. That. Kenosha, is full of good people. Kenosha, is not a community, of violent people. The residents here are sad. They're scared. They're confused. But they're not violent. Peaceful protests. Are welcome. It is a way it has always been a way for the american public to speak their mind. We support that, i support that as an individual. We cannot, support, violence. When the line crosses, from, stating one's opinions. To taking violent actions. And hurting people. Damaging, property. And generally. Unruly, behavior. That that must stop it not only is it bad for the community. It detracts, from the message. The message here. The underlying, message, is about racial tension. And police violence, whether or not that's a contributing, factor, whether it is here in kenosha, and across the nation. Those are issues. That need to be worked on and addressed. When things become violent, that message is lost. It becomes, all about violence. And that that's clearly not what kenosha, is about. This the people here are good people. And. We're here to protect them, we've called in necessary, resources. To do that and we will continue to do that to stand strong. To protect all people here in, kenosha. So by now everybody is aware that the kenosha, police department. One of our officers. Shot an individual here in the city of kenosha, which is the. For lack of a better term, the event that triggered, the unrest.
Thankfully, Mr blake. Is alive. And recovering, from that, that incident. I don't have a lot of great details, about the incident. Because i wasn't there. The uh the state of wisconsin. Has a, a statute. And a procedure. That removes, the. Law enforcement, agency, involved in the use of force, from the investigation. So you heard sheriff beth, speak about how they came in a supporting role. They controlled, the scene. To, control. Evidence. To protect the scene to make sure that justice would be served in the end, no matter what that evidence showed. That was his job the kenosha police department steps back from that. And we become the people investigated. Rather than those, doing the investigation. That is a recent change statutorily. Here in wisconsin. One that i support. And i believe it adds transparency. And a greater. Oversight, by some. Unfortunately. What that also brings. Is, what you see before you today. A chief who doesn't have details. About the incident. So, the wisconsin, department of justice criminal. Division of criminal investigation. Or, dci. Is the investigating, agency here. They are the ones who are collecting evidence. Interviewing. All those involved whether it's the officer, mr blake, witnesses. Any host of things. They're the ones doing, in the investigation. To give it that outside, view. That outside. Demand for justice. So, i support that. And, we will continue, to. Participate. In that. Cooperation. They will continue doing what they need to do. But, again, i don't have details, to share, because of the way the system works. The. The support process, here, with dci, for us. Is very limited, the sheriff's department controls the scene, i as a chief, have policies. We have procedures. To cooperate. And that is what we do. We're not hiding behind what has been. Referred to by some across this nation over the years as a blue. Line of silence. Doesn't exist. We, we don't want bad cops. There aren't cops here who want to go out and hurt people. Right, so i understand, that there's a difference of view, and there may be some underlying political, issues that, again as i said before are not going to be solved. Um, i i, ask for everybody, in this room. Everybody listening and the citizens, here that are affected. To, to allow for time for that process, to play out. The decisions. In that case will be made based upon evidence collected. By an outside agency. Presented, to somebody else to make that decision. The kenosha, police department will not come out make a ruling. One way or or the other in that, so that process is in place, i believe it's fair. And i believe it's it's a good thing for, not only the citizens of kenosha. But those across this nation. Since the incident. There have been peaceful, protests. And prayer vigils. There's a lot of good people out there there are a lot of good people who want to draw attention. To underlying, issues. To draw attention, for the need for change. And to draw line, or draw attention to the need for. The potential for police reform. If necessary. And i bring that, last statement into effect, in that i think, most people i've talked to. Believe that there may be the need for reform. But they're not. Racing to judgment. They will bring up ideas, and much of it is. Of what we've talked about or i've heard from from citizens. Are at place, they do exist. There's just perhaps not enough communication. And. Today's, meeting is somewhat about that, so you have my commitment, that we will try to do our best, to share more information. It's just difficult, when you're removed from the process to do that. So i asked again. As we move forward.
Today's. Theme is about. Progress. Toward restoring, healing. And having community, comes out of this stronger. Um so over the last few days kenosha's, also experienced unfortunately. Looting. Arson. Molotov, cocktails. Violence. Person's. Injured. In addition. Last night. In a situation. That began, peaceful. And turned, somewhat unruly, and, the the sheriff spoke about things that were their own hammers, bricks, violence toward law enforcement. And for the national guard who assisting and controlling, judgment, are, controlling, the the scene here and protecting those who are rightfully. Speaking their mind. Persons who were out after the curfew. Became engaged, in some type of. Disturbance. And. And persons were shot. Everybody, involved. Was out after the curfew, i'm not going to make a great deal of that but the point is, the curfews, in place to protect. Had persons not been out involved in, in violation, of that, perhaps the situation, that that unfolded, would not have happened. So the last night, a 17 year old individual. From antioch, illinois. Was involved. In the use of firearms. To reserve, to excuse me to. To resolve whatever conflict was in place the result of it. Was, two people. Are dead. This is not a police action, this is not the action i believe of those who set out to do protests. It is involved it is the persons who were involved. After the legal time involved in illegal activity. That brought violence to this community. So, last night unfortunately. A 26, year old silver lake resident. And a 36, year old kenosha, resident. Lost their lives to the senseless violence. A 26, year old west allis resident. Was also injured, but is expected to survive. This this case is still very active we have investigators. Out now. Uh still following leads, and then, been doing what we can to bring around. Excuse me to bring about the closure to that. The names, of those involved are not being released at this time as i said it's a very active investigation. And. We have a person in custody, out of state, i'll be working to bring that person, to wisconsin. To to face appropriate, charges. What i can't tell you is, what led to. The disturbance. That led to the. The use of deadly force by this person. And if. Both. Deaths, are related to the same person i don't know that at this point, investigation, as i said is very new, so. We will do what we can to get more information, out as it becomes available, or just simply isn't available at this time. So, the kenosha, police department is working in concert with outside agencies.
To Address the kenosha. County residents, concerns. But. We are currently the focal point for much greater issues. We will do our part. To try to be an example. To how we can resolve those and i will i will take complete ownership. Of the lack of media releases. So in the last. Five days. I've probably slept three hours. The demands that are placed upon the police department the police chief and all of its resources. Sometimes, make, this role. Take a back seat. Where i'm concerned with the protection, of citizens. Rather than providing information, i will do a better job with that. So so with that i ask for your support. In healing, here. And across this nation. And. We all together, can, and should make a difference. Thank you. Like to introduce, our county executive, jim crooser. Thank you mr sheriff. As kenosha, county executive. I'm saddened, by these events that led, have led to this situation, we find ourselves, in. At this moment in time. But our county is strong. It's resilient. We will get through this and come out stronger. I've always said that kenosha. County is like the biggest small town in wisconsin. We love and care for each other. But we failed. In that regard. An area that i work. And pledge. Along with the mayor. Bringing people together. Of all facets of our community so we can listen. Hear. Learn. And move forward. My heart breaks for all those who've been injured or killed. And. The people and the businesses, that have been impacted, throughout our community. In our county. We are with you. We support you. I want to thank. Those many people hundreds of people who came out and cleaned up. After, every morning. After destruction. Has taken place. They boarded up businesses, cleaned up the sidewalks. They're the silent heroes out there just helping kenosha. Get back together. Make no mistake, that if you're coming out to our county to do harm or damage. To our community, you'll be arrested and prosecuted, this is not or will not be, tolerated. I want to thank the national, guard, major general paul knapp. For the ongoing, significant, support. The many state and federal agencies, that are all making up a robust, law enforcement, presence here. And that support our community. Seeing these gentlemen work behind the scenes. There's not a hitch in the ghetto. State, federal government, local governments, every agency, involved. That's already been named at this press conference. It's proud to see that team pulling together, to move forward. I want to urge everyone here, and the good people of kenosha to stay home after curfew. And to keep the demonstrations. Peaceful. And let's show the world we are not united. A united community. That i know we can be. And we'll be better in the future. And god bless all of us and those who have been affected by this. Incident, situation. Thank you. Now some of you i know very well some of you have probably texted me through the night. And, uh when i was trying to get my two hours sleep. And i know that, we didn't answer, all your questions. And i'm going to let you know that there's no way we can answer everyone's questions, in here. But we will we'll, give you like 15 minutes or so to answer the ones that we can. And just so you know don't feel like you have to get your answers right now. We are going to do. Something like this, every single day. And i believe, it's going to be at one o'clock, every single day until this whole thing passes, so we can get information. Out to. The people of kenosha. People of the state of wisconsin. And truly, this country. Of what's going on here in kenosha. So, um.
I Appreciate, it, this is either a question for you or uh the police chief here have either of you seen the video of the shooter. Last night. I saw a video of the person, that someone told me was yes okay, so he he shoots people, in in the video, he. Opens fire. And then he walks away and walks toward officers, he appears, to, have his hands up in the air wanting to turn himself, in, but then he later flees. Whoever was there officers, sheriffs, why did they let him go how was he able to go, well. I wasn't there but just hearing what you just said i have a pretty good idea. Um. You got to understand that at that point there's and i don't know what's going on right then i got i don't have a clue, but there are screaming, there's hollering, there's chanting there's a squad car running there's. Mraps, and bearcats, idling, and i don't know where it was so i i don't know, and if the officer was happy to be in the car, the radio traffic was non-stop. And there were people, running. All, over the place, so they have absolutely. And again i don't know what was going through, the officers, that was there i don't know if it was of ours or someone else's. So i can't tell you for sure. But knowing what you just said. I can picture all kinds of. You.