Committee rejects proposal to study alternatives to riot control weaponry
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After Blake’s shooting, protesters took to the streets condemning police response. After a year, a proposal was introduced to the Kenosha Public Safety and Welfare Committee. The Kenosha Public Safety and Welfare Committee voted 5-0 on a proposal focusing on alternatives to tear gas and rubber bullets. Often referred to as “riot control agents” and non-lethal rounds, the methods were employed during the civil unrest a year ago following the Jacob Blake shooting. Protesters described a number of gruesome scenes in which they said police shot tear gas and rubber bullets at them, causing injuries. One woman reportedly lost an eyeball during the melee. They supported the resolution. More of this story here.

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