Let this city be the canary in our national coal mine this week. National Guard deploying.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers authorized the mobilization of the state’s National Guard. The move comes as officials brace for another potential round of unrest ahead of an anticipated decision over whether to charge a white police officer in the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha.
The Wisconsin city was the scene of several weeks of protests that turned violent following the Aug. 23 shooting of Blake by Kenosha police Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white.
What an interesting week to make the decision. The deployment might indicate which way it’s going. At any rate, prepare, wherever you are, for imminent unrest and violence.