Over the course of Monday night and into this morning, rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin attempted to spread their civil unrest from primarily urban and commercial centers, to residential areas.
And the residents in those areas were having none of it.
Shortly after midnight, a group of demonstrators got in their cars and traveled to a residential neighborhood where they parked in a grassy area across from a row of houses. As they began exiting their vehicles, a number of homeowners emerged from their homes and began firing warning shots at the rioters.
The would-be rioters began to flee as a man fired several more shots landing in the ground near the rioters.
In another incident, a group of rioters attacked and burned several local businesses in an area near a residential neighborhood. As the rioters moved through the area, several more shots rang out from a man who appeared to be a business owner.
Not all the rioting was directed at local businesses or residential neighborhoods. The Kenosha Courthouse, which was guarded by the Wisconsin National Guard, came under sustained attack by hundreds of rioters who hurled bottles, rocks and aimed and fired lit fireworks at them.
The rioting in Kenosha has now finished its second night. The unrest began on Sunday evening after a police officer shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a well known violent criminal in the back, after responding to a 911 shots fired call. Blake, a known violent criminal after a physical altercation with police and having been tazed bolted to his SUV rather than follow a lawful order to stop and attempted to gain entry into a vehicle to “reach for something”.
Within hours, Kenosha was ablaze as BLM rioters began looting and committing acts of arson and violence all over the city. Blake is still alive at this time and is receiving treatment at a local hospital.
This story is dedicated to Ian Miles Cheong @StillGray who selflessly shared these video clips on twitter putting himself in harms way.