17-year-old arrested after two shot dead at protest in Wisconsin, USA


A 17-year-old has been arrested after two people were shot dead during a third night of protests in Wisconsin, USA.

The teenager was taken into custody on Wednesday in neighbouring Illinois on suspicion of first-degree homicide.

Two people died on Tuesday night’s shooting and a third person was injured.

In footage caught on camera, a young white man is seen firing a semi-automatic weapon into a street crowded with protesters, after he was chased.

The shootings happened in the city of Kenosha, where protests have been raging since a police officer was filmed shooting a black man multiple times, apparently in the back.

Police shooting of Jacob Blake

Jacob Blake, 29, was shot on Sunday as he leaned into his car, where three of his children were seated inside.

Kenosha police have said little about what happened other than that they were responding to a domestic dispute. They have not said whether Blake was armed, and they have not disclosed the race of three officers on the scene.

On Tuesday, Ben Crump, the lawyer for Blake’s family, said it would “take a miracle” for Blake to walk again. He called for the officer who opened fire to be arrested and for the others involved to lose their jobs.

The shooting ignited new protests in the country, just three months after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked worldwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

Since the shooting of Blake, protesters have destroyed dozens of buildings, set fires and hurled objects at police, who responded with tear gas on three straight nights.

FBI investigating

The suspect arrested on Wednesday for the Tuesday night killings of protesters is a white, 17-year-old, whose Facebook page is devoted to praising law enforcement, with references to Blue Lives Matter, a movement that supports police. He also can be seen holding an assault rifle.

The dead were identified only as a 26-year-old resident of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, and a 36-year-old from Kenosha. The wounded person, a 36-year-old from West Allis, Wisconsin, was expected to survive, police said.

“We were all chanting ‘Black lives matter’ at the gas station and then we heard, boom, boom, and I told my friend, `‘That’s not fireworks,’” 19-year-old protester Devin Scott told the Chicago Tribune. “And then this guy with this huge gun runs by us in the middle of the street and people are yelling, ‘He shot someone! He shot someone!’ And everyone is trying to fight the guy, chasing him and then he started shooting again.”

Scott said he cradled a lifeless victim in his arms, and a woman started performing CPR, but “I don’t think he made it.”

According to witness accounts and video footage posted online, police apparently let the young man responsible for the shootings walk past them with a rifle over his shoulder with his hands in the air as members of the crowd were yelling for him to be arrested because he had shot people.

Sheriff David Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that armed vigilantes had been patrolling Kenosha’s streets in recent nights, but he did not know if the gunman was among them.

However, video taken before the shooting showed police tossing bottled water from an armored vehicle to what appear to be armed civilians walking the streets. And one of them appears to be the gunman.

“We appreciate you being here,” an officer is heard saying to the group over a loudspeaker.

The sheriff later defended officers by saying, “Our deputies would toss water to anybody.”

The FBI said it is assisting in the case.



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Virginia ‘Karen’ tells her 17-year-old neighbor to ‘go back to your own f*****g country’


Virginia ‘Karen’ tells her 17-year-old neighbor to ‘go back to your own f*****g country’ during row in suburban street

  • Woman was filmed abusing 17-year-old on suburban street in Gainesville, VA
  • ‘I was born here so this is my country,’ the victim tells the older woman
  • The aggressive woman then replies: ‘You wouldn’t act that f***ing way’ 
  • A man eventually intervenes to prevent the woman from squaring up to the teen  

A woman has told her 17-year-old neighbor to ‘go back to her own country’ during a heated exchange on a suburban street in Virginia.

A video, taken by the victim, shows the unidentified woman confronting her outside her home believed to be in Gainesville.

The woman is seen laughing before telling the girl: ‘Why don’t you go back to your own f***ing country?’

The girl, named as Tatiana in her TikTok profile, replies: ‘I was born here so this is my country.’

It’s not clear what sparked the row.

The unidentified woman is seen launching a tirade on the 17-year-old victim before a man comes to drag her away from the home in Gainesville, Virginia

The unidentified woman is seen launching a tirade on the 17-year-old victim before a man comes to drag her away from the home in Gainesville, Virginia

The angry woman then says: ‘You wouldn’t act that f***ing way.’

The victim tells her: ‘Is that how I’d act? Because you need to find a new country if that’s how it is.’

A man and woman holding a dog are seen standing in the distance as the tirade continues.

The man then approaches the woman and tries to calm her down as she shouts back at Tatiana: ‘Come out here and say it from the mother f***ing top.’

The video, which was uploaded on Tik Tok by user @tatianasaa02 has since gained over 336.1K views leaving users horrified at the woman's behaviour.

The video, which was uploaded on Tik Tok by user @tatianasaa02 has since gained over 336.1K views leaving users horrified at the woman's behaviour.

The video, which was uploaded on Tik Tok by user @tatianasaa02 has since gained over 336.1K views leaving users horrified at the woman’s behaviour (pictured: Tatiana’s profile ususally features videos of her dancing)

The video, uploaded on Tik Tok by user @tatianasaa02, has since gained over 336.1K views leaving users horrified at the woman’s behaviour.

One said: ‘On behalf of the white folks I’m sorry! We’re not all like that. I promise.’

Another added: ‘Now that’s how you handle a Karen’

Meanwhile, one wrote: ‘She can’t think of anything else to say, getting tired of people like her saying that.’

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A white Wisconsin lawyer was charged with a hate crime after spitting on a 17-year-old Black protester


Stephanie Rapkin, right, was arrested on Saturday after video, left, showed her spitting at a black teen protester.

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  • Stephanie Rapkin has been charged with a hate crime after she was caught on video spitting on a Black Lives Matter protester last weekend in Shorewood, Wisconsin.

  • Rapkin spat on 17-year-old Eric Lucas after parking her car in the way of an anti-racist demonstration. 

  • The 64-year-old lawyer is also facing a battery to a law enforcement officer charge after she resisted arrest and kneed an officer in the groin one day after her run-in with the protest. 

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The Wisconsin lawyer who was caught on video spitting on a 17-year-old Black protester at a Black Lives Matters demonstration near Milwaukee has been charged with a hate crime.

Stephanie Rapkin could face up to a year in jail for the incident in which she parked her car in the way of the anti-racism protest before confronting 17-year-old Eric Lucas, according to a criminal complaint reported by Wisconsin’s WTMJ.

Lucas approached Rapkin surrounded by other protesters while chanting “I’m black and I’m proud,” according to the complaint, and as he approached her, Rapkin spit at him, which landed on his face and mouth area, and on the top of his shirt. 

The criminal complaint says that when police questioned her about the incident, Rapkin claimed she spit on Lucas because she is a cancer survivor and felt “threatened” none of the protesters were wearing masks. Rapkin can also be seen in the video without a mask. 

Rapkin was arrested again one day after the incident on charges of battery and disorderly conduct, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel previously reported, when she resisted arrest and kneed an officer in the groin. The charge has a maximum penalty of six years in jail if convicted, according to the complaint.

Insider’s Ashley Collman previously reported that Lucas said he was “mentally and physically shaken” by the incident, which he described as being “assaulted by an adult in my own community during a pandemic.”

“Again and again I am viewed not as a child but as a color,” Lucas said, according to WDJT.

Urban Milwaukee reported that Rapkin works as an estate planning and probate lawyer, but the incident has sparked calls for her to be disbarred.

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