Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

The Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to deploy to Kenosha as Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial nears its end. Rittenhouse’s defense lawyers rested their case Thursday. The jury is scheduled to start weighing a verdict next week after closing arguments. “We’re in the final stretch,” Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder told jurors. Maj. Joe Trovato, a spokesman for the Wisconsin National Guard, told The Epoch Times that the Guard is in close contact with local partners. “We are prepared to mobilize and remain ready to assist, if needed,” Trovato said in an email. “The governor has already prepared the Wisconsin National Guard for mobilization,” a spokeswoman for Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, told news outlets in a statement. Evers previously sent about 500 Guardsmen in January before prosecutors decided against charging the officer who shot Jacob Blake. Blake resisted arrest and wielded a knife before being shot, but his shooting triggered riots …

Author: Zachary Stieber
Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/wisconsin-national-guard-ready-for-potential-unrest-as-kyle-rittenhouse-trial-wraps-up_4100878.html

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