WATCH: Kenosha Police Chief Blamed Shooting Victims For Being Murdered

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Rather than pin the blame solely on the 17-year-old shooter, the police chief also blamed victims for violating curfew.

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said during a Wednesday press conference that the shooting victims of gunman Kyle Rittenhouse wouldn’t have been shot if they had obeyed the city’s curfew.

“Everybody involved was out after the curfew,” Miskinis said. “I’m not going to make a great deal of it, but the point is, the curfew’s in place to protect.”

“Had persons not been out involved in violations of that, perhaps the situation that unfolded would not have happened,” he continued. “Last night, a 17-year-old individual from Antioch, Illinois, was involved in the use of firearms to resolve whatever conflict was in place. The result of it was two people are dead.”

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Fearlesskatie
Fearlesskatie

He is not an adult..Parents where were you?

edge13
edge13

I would like to ask the Chief why this 17 year old was running around with an AR-15 AFTER CURFEW! He should have been stopped immediately!

Lido1967
Lido1967

The Police messed it up right from the start of the encounter by totally ignoring the shooter, so PD Chief, you and you alone own this tragedy. Pack your bags and be gone.

MsCanon
MsCanon

What has our country come to when a white man walks toward the police with a gun with people screaming to the cops that he'd killed people and they just wave him off and go to arrest the black people who remain alive. I don't GAF if there was a curfew. Breaking curfew doesn't justify a death sentence or vigilante justice without someone answering for that murder. Find the murderer immediately and arrest him for murder!

Chris1966
Chris1966

I hope Trump sucks that shithole of a country of yours fucking bone dry and the GRU and PLA get what’s left.

wendy888
wendy888

If it was after curfew, then why did the police give this shooter water and told them they appreciated them being there??? Why weren't they told to go home? Why weren't they questioned about the guns they were carrying?? If no one should be out after curfew, why did the police ignore this rule when they encountered a group of young men from another state standing around with guns???

rperez47$
rperez47$

If it was after curfew, then the shooter should have gotten into trouble too. But how the cops going to say something stupid like if the people that gotten shot was inside then they wouldn't of gotten shot. All those police that don't charge the gun man for the shooting, should be fired. This is America, and as fucked up as it is right now cops should get charged for the fuck ups they do. If they are racist they should get off the force, they shouldn't be able to kill innocent black people and get away with it.

MBU
MBU

Murder try him as a adult we have a right to protest against hate this is the very reason we are out there there's no justification If some feel he's a hero there are zeris.

housecat
housecat

She is as much to blame as the mother who gave guns and ammunition to her son and he went on to not only kill her, but to kill 26 people in Sandy Hook.

Seekeroftruth
Seekeroftruth

Here's who I blame. Every mayor and governor who turned a blind eye and ignored the violence and let the thugs and criminals run wild in the streets.
After the very first bottle, rock, Molotov cocktail, gun fire that was set off they should have had the National Guards, Federal Agents sent in immediately. The violence would have been quelled immediately. They are truly the one's who are responsible.

Dlw63
Dlw63

So the protesters have a curfew but not the 17 yr carrying an assault weapon?


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