A statement from the Kenosha Police Department in Kenosha, Wisc. shows that of the 175 people arrested in connection with the Jacob Blake riots, 102 of them were from out of town, hailing from 44 other municipalities.
Kenosha locals had been saying that rioters, looters, and arsonists had descended upon the city, and Riot Kitchen, run by Antifa agitators, was arrested after heading in from the northwest last week.
While MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid has claimed that the out-of-towners are right wing Trump supporters intending to incite a race war, arrests were made of those who have ties to Antifa.
President Donald Trump is heading to Kenosha today, although local Democrat leaders have said he should not. These are the same leaders that, instead of condemning violence, have given cover to the rioters.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has used the opportunity of the rioting in Kenosha, sparked by the police shooting injury of Jacob Blake on Sunday, Aug. 24, to try to push through police reform.
Evers is asking legislators to ban choke-holds, no-knock warrants, standardize use of force and training, and create a database on police use of force. This special session being called for by Evers is not something that Republican lawmakers in the state want to attend, claiming that these are not bipartisan reforms.
Republicans in Wisconsin is asking instead for an increase in penalties for violence against police officers, and this too is in response to the riots in Kenosha. Another Republican lawmaker would penalize municipalities that elect to defund their police departments.