Why many cities that were once reliable democrat strongholds, are no longer.
This is Kenosha, Wisconsin. The city of 99,000, situated on Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, is “a little big town,” says Kenosha local and business owner Scott Carpenter.
Carpenter’s business, B&L Office Furniture, was burned to the ground in riots after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, 29 on August 23.
In just 48 hours, over 40 businesses in Kenosha were ravaged by violence, according to the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. Rioters looted and torched shops on the nights of Aug. 23 and 24.
True, a Kenosha police officer shot Blake seven times in the back. Police said Blake, who is black, resisted officers responding to a call about a domestic dispute and had reached inside his sport utility vehicle before the officer fired.
Blake, was wanted on a warrant for third-degree sexual assault. He is now paralyzed from the waist down. A video of the shooting quickly spread through social media.
Rioters broke windows of businesses, stole whatever they could get their hands on, and torched storefronts.
Maybe the cop was right, maybe he was wrong. A jury will decide. But is this kind of violence and mayhem justified?
And the deafening non-response from democrat politicians will cause many middle of the road democrats voters to abandon their party in the coming election.