Lawyer defending accused Kenosha shooter resigns from protection fund to keep away from ‘look’ of conflicts of curiosity | Crime and Courts

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Lawyer defending accused Kenosha shooter resigns from defense fund to avoid 'appearance' of conflicts of interest | Crime and Courts

Pierce and Lin Wood, another attorney who has taken up high-profile cases championed by conservatives, started the fund in early August. The fund is described as a way to “bring lawsuits to check the lies of the left.”

Pierce is arguing that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he shot the three people on Aug. 25 during a third night of protests over the shooting of Blake two days earlier, which was captured on cellphone video and posted online.

The Rittenhouse case has become a political flashpoint. During his Tuesday visit to Kenosha, President Donald Trump gave an account at odds with the one given by prosecutors, implying that the teenager only shot the men after he tripped and they attacked him.

Wood, who now controls the foundation, said Pierce would be reimbursed for his work defending Rittenhouse.

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Demonstrators sit on Sheridan Road in front of a line of law enforcement after being forced to leave Civic Center Park late Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

A demonstrator stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Demonstrators light a US Flag on fire at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Demonstrators crowd around an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

A woman stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Clyde McLemore, founder of the Black Lives Matter Lake County Chapter, leads a non-violent protest to the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement blocks off 63rd street after a shootout on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement shoots a paint gun at protestors’ vehicles in a parking lot on 63rd Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman yells at law enforcement through a barricade at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man holding a makeshift plastic shield taunts law enforcement to shoot him during a protest at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors get behind makeshift shields at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman leans on an armored vehicle in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman has her head bandaged at a medic station after being hit in the head with a rubber bullet on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators gather around Reuther High School after being forced out of Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement takes aim on protestors through a window at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators chant during a non-violent protest at the courthouse on Tuesday.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators chant during a non-violent protest before the curfew on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man stands with non-violent protestors near the courthouse on Tuesday.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors clash with an anti-protest group at a gas station on Tuesday.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man responds to the civil unrest Tuesday night, volunteering to help put out a fire in a dumpster.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman has her eyes irrigated after being teargassed on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors hold signs at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A member of law enforcement looks out the courthouse doors upon the demonstrators on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A protestor looks at his phone behind an armored vehicle in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors use makeshift shields against projectiles at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A demonstrator stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators sit on Sheridan Road in front of a line of law enforcement after being forced to leave Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators light a US Flag on fire at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators participate in a non-violent protest at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man burns a US Flag in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors screamin front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protesters gather in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators crowd around an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement blocks off 63rd Street where a gun fight occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement blocks off access to a burning vehicle on 63rd Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman douses her face with water after inhaling tear gas and being bit with a firework on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A protestor screams at law enforcement on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors use makeshift shield and take cover behind a dumpster at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators gather at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement moves south on Sheridan Road on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman bleeding from the head after getting hit with a rubber bullet is looked over by medics on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman bleeding from the head after getting hit with a rubber bullet is looked over by medics on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



Man in BLM shirt talks with TV news crew

Man in BLM shirt talks with TV news crew



Garbage trucks, tear gas, protesters

Garbage trucks, tear gas, protesters



Street medics stand at the ready to respond

Street medics stand at the ready to respond



Armed individuals stand outside gas station

Armed individuals stand outside gas station



Armed individuals stand outside gas station

Armed individuals stand outside gas station



TV news reporter edits and files a story

TV news reporter edits and files a story



Crowded Civic Center Park minutes before it is cleared

Crowded Civic Center Park minutes before it is cleared



Medic in Civic Center Park

Medic in Civic Center Park



Backlit by police lights in Civic Center Park

Backlit by police lights in Civic Center Park



Backlit by police vehicles

Backlit by police vehicles



Holding hands during a protest

Holding hands during a protest



Sign says “If you are not angry you’re not paying attention”

Sign says



Time for change=Racial Justice Now

Time for change=Racial Justice Now



Drone in the sky

Drone in the sky



Group stands silently just feet away from fence

Group stands silently just feet away from fence



Man, who was asking protesters to “stop throwing” stuff, stands up close to the fence

Man, who was asking protesters to



At right, man scampers back after approaching law enforcement and then being peppered with less-lethal munitions

At right, man scampers back after approaching law enforcement and then being peppered with less-lethal munitions



Approaching the fence

Approaching the fence



Press photographers find their spot

Press photographers find their spot



On a bike, on their phone, during a protest

On a bike, on their phone, during a protest



Press photographers find their spot

Press photographers find their spot



Holding a sign in the area between the park and police

Holding a sign in the area between the park and police



National Guard behind the fence

National Guard behind the fence



Law enforcement fires less-lethal munitions from the roof

Law enforcement fires less-lethal munitions from the roof



A man carries a cross across Sheridan Road toward Civic Center Park

A man carries a cross across Sheridan Road toward Civic Center Park



Protesters up against the fence

Protesters up against the fence



Window smashed before protests heated up Tuesday

Window smashed before protests heated up Tuesday



Red white and blue above protesters

Red white and blue above protesters



Photographers and videographers commandeer garbage truck

Photographers and videographers commandeer garbage truck



National Guardsmen behind the fence

National Guardsmen behind the fence



Protesters beside burned out garbage truck

Protesters beside burned out garbage truck



Street medics

Street medics



Street medics have a group huddle

Street medics have a group huddle



Medic station at the ready

Medic station at the ready



Bob Goss pleads for no looting

Bob Goss pleads for no looting

Bob Goss, of Kenosha, sits smiling next to his “Please No Looting” sign at around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Of the Black Lives Matter movement, Goss said that the idea behind it “is good, it’s really good,” but he hates to see the property destruction and decimated livelihoods caused by destroyed small businesses.



“No lives matter until… Black Lives Matter”



Listening to the man in the middle

Listening to the man in the middle



Gloved fist in the air

Gloved fist in the air



Pup tired at protest

Pup tired at protest



Jacob Blake mask

Jacob Blake mask



Sign holding and driving

Sign holding and driving



Young kid holds sign that signs “Hold cops accountable”

Young kid holds sign that signs



Time for change=Racial Justice Now

Time for change=Racial Justice Now



“Save Kenosha” reads boarded up building



Roller skating during the early protest

Roller skating during the early protest



Spray paint saying “Justice for Jacob Blake”

Spray paint saying



Armed men move toward police line

Armed men move toward police line



Armed men move toward police line

Armed men move toward police line



Chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Chants of



Chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Chants of



Man stands with hands up as officers repeatedly tell him and others to “clear the roadway”

Man stands with hands up as officers repeatedly tell him and others to



Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters

Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters



Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters

Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters



Smoke and law enforcement

Smoke and law enforcement



Street medics respond to injured man

Street medics respond to injured man



Street medics respond to injured man

Street medics respond to injured man



Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020

Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020



Medics

Medics



Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020

Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020



Protesters stand in defiance of police orders to clear Sheridan Road

Protesters stand in defiance of police orders to clear Sheridan Road



Officers march forward on Sheridan Road, prepared to push protesters back

Officers march forward on Sheridan Road, prepared to push protesters back



Chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Chants of



“Hands up! Don’t shoot!”



“Hands up, don’t shoot”



Smoke and tension

Smoke and tension



Blocking Sheridan Road

Blocking Sheridan Road



Men stand armed atop business

Men stand armed atop business



Men stand armed atop business

Men stand armed atop business



Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators

Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators



Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators

Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators



Sign: “He was unarmed #BlackLivesMatter”

Sign:



Boarded up Black-owned business

Boarded up Black-owned business



Smashed window from night before

Smashed window from night before



Fire allowed to burn in already smashed-up car lot

Fire allowed to burn in already smashed-up car lot



Dumpster set alight

Dumpster set alight



Dumpster set alight

Dumpster set alight



Dumpster being pushed toward law enforcement; it ended up serving briefly as a barricade

Dumpster being pushed toward law enforcement; it ended up serving briefly as a barricade



On fire dumpster rolls down SHeridan

On fire dumpster rolls down SHeridan



Demonstrators build a short-lived fire

Demonstrators build a short-lived fire



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man attempts to put out a car fire with buckets of water on 63rd Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



Fire on Sheridan Road

Fire on Sheridan Road



Fire burns behind short-lived barricade

Fire burns behind short-lived barricade



Demonstrators use a blue umbrella to distract law enforcement, who later used less-lethal ammunition to damage umbrella and push back those holding it

Demonstrators use a blue umbrella to distract law enforcement, who later used less-lethal ammunition to damage umbrella and push back those holding it



Sitting underneath damaged umbrella

Sitting underneath damaged umbrella



Skull mask

Skull mask



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Demonstrators sit on Sheridan Road in front of a line of law enforcement after being forced to leave Civic Center Park late Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

A demonstrator stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Demonstrators light a US Flag on fire at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Demonstrators crowd around an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

Civil unrest in Kenosha Tuesday

A woman stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Clyde McLemore, founder of the Black Lives Matter Lake County Chapter, leads a non-violent protest to the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement blocks off 63rd street after a shootout on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement shoots a paint gun at protestors’ vehicles in a parking lot on 63rd Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman yells at law enforcement through a barricade at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man holding a makeshift plastic shield taunts law enforcement to shoot him during a protest at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors get behind makeshift shields at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman leans on an armored vehicle in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman has her head bandaged at a medic station after being hit in the head with a rubber bullet on Tuesday night in Kenosha.

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators gather around Reuther High School after being forced out of Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement takes aim on protestors through a window at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators chant during a non-violent protest at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators chant during a non-violent protest before the curfew on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man stands with non-violent protestors near the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protesters clash with an anti-protest group at a gas station on Tuesday night in Kenosha.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man responds to the civil unrest Tuesday night, volunteering to help put out a fire in a dumpster.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman has her eyes irrigated after being teargassed on Tuesday in Kenosha.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors hold signs at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A member of law enforcement looks out the courthouse doors upon the demonstrators on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A protestor looks at his phone behind an armored vehicle in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors use makeshift shields against projectiles at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A demonstrator stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators sit on Sheridan Road in front of a line of law enforcement after being forced to leave Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman stands in front of an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators light a US Flag on fire at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators participate in a non-violent protest at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man burns a U.S. Flag in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on Tuesday night.

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors screamin front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors gather in front of the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators crowd around an armored vehicle at Civic Center Park on Tuesday night in Kenosha.

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement blocks off 63rd Street in Downtown Kenosha, where a gun fight occurred on Tuesday that left two dead, another seriously injured and which led to the arrest of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who is expected to face at least one first-degree homicide charge, authorities said.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement blocks off access to a burning vehicle on 63rd Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman douses her face with water after inhaling tear gas and being bit with a firework on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A protestor screams at law enforcement on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Protestors use makeshift shield and take cover behind a dumpster at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Demonstrators gather at the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

Law enforcement moves south on Sheridan Road on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman bleeding from the head after getting hit with a rubber bullet is looked over by medics on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A woman bleeding from the head after getting hit with a rubber bullet is looked over by medics on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.



Man in BLM shirt talks with TV news crew

Man in BLM shirt talks with TV news crew



Garbage trucks, tear gas, protesters

Garbage trucks, tear gas, protesters



Street medics stand at the ready to respond

Street medics stand at the ready to respond



Armed individuals stand outside gas station

Armed individuals stand outside gas station



Armed individuals stand outside gas station

Armed individuals stand outside gas station



TV news reporter edits and files a story

TV news reporter edits and files a story



Crowded Civic Center Park minutes before it is cleared

Crowded Civic Center Park minutes before it is cleared



Medic in Civic Center Park

Medic in Civic Center Park



Backlit by police lights in Civic Center Park

Backlit by police lights in Civic Center Park



Backlit by police vehicles

Backlit by police vehicles



Holding hands during a protest

Holding hands during a protest



Sign says “If you are not angry you’re not paying attention”

Sign says



Time for change=Racial Justice Now

Time for change=Racial Justice Now



Drone in the sky

Drone in the sky



Group stands silently just feet away from fence

Group stands silently just feet away from fence



Man, who was asking protesters to “stop throwing” stuff, stands up close to the fence

Man, who was asking protesters to



At right, man scampers back after approaching law enforcement and then being peppered with less-lethal munitions

At right, man scampers back after approaching law enforcement and then being peppered with less-lethal munitions



Approaching the fence

Approaching the fence



Press photographers find their spot

Press photographers find their spot



On a bike, on their phone, during a protest

On a bike, on their phone, during a protest



Press photographers find their spot

Press photographers find their spot



Holding a sign in the area between the park and police

Holding a sign in the area between the park and police



National Guard behind the fence

National Guard behind the fence



Law enforcement fires less-lethal munitions from the roof

Law enforcement fires less-lethal munitions from the roof



A man carries a cross across Sheridan Road toward Civic Center Park

A man carries a cross across Sheridan Road toward Civic Center Park



Protesters up against the fence

Protesters up against the fence



Window smashed before protests heated up Tuesday

Window smashed before protests heated up Tuesday



Red white and blue above protesters

Red white and blue above protesters



Photographers and videographers commandeer garbage truck

Photographers and videographers commandeer garbage truck



National Guardsmen behind the fence

National Guardsmen behind the fence



Protesters beside burned out garbage truck

Protesters beside burned out garbage truck



Street medics

Street medics



Street medics have a group huddle

Street medics have a group huddle



Medic station at the ready

Medic station at the ready



Bob Goss pleads for no looting

Bob Goss pleads for no looting

Bob Goss, of Kenosha, sits smiling next to his “Please No Looting” sign at around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Of the Black Lives Matter movement, Goss said that the idea behind it “is good, it’s really good,” but he hates to see the property destruction and decimated livelihoods caused by destroyed small businesses.



“No lives matter until… Black Lives Matter”



Listening to the man in the middle

Listening to the man in the middle



Gloved fist in the air

Gloved fist in the air



Pup tired at protest

Pup tired at protest



Jacob Blake mask

Jacob Blake mask



Sign holding and driving

Sign holding and driving

A woman in Kenosha on Tuesday evening holds a sign out her car window that says “STOP Police Crimes! Demand a civilian police accountability council StopPoliceCrimes.com.



Young kid holds sign that signs “Hold cops accountable”

Young kid holds sign that signs

A young boy carries a sign that reads “HOLD COPS ACCOUNTABLE” in Kenosha Tuesday evening before sundown.



Time for change=Racial Justice Now

Time for change=Racial Justice Now



“Save Kenosha” reads boarded up building



Roller skating during the early protest

Roller skating during the early protest



Spray paint saying “Justice for Jacob Blake”

Spray paint saying



Armed men move toward police line

Armed men move toward police line



Armed men move toward police line

Armed men move toward police line



Chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Chants of



Chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Chants of

Demonstrators chant “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” while being ordered to vacate Sheridan Road after curfew was put into effect Tuesday night. During the daytime, demonstrations and call for change remained peaceful. But after nightfall, violence against people and property ensued with two people being killed and several others being injured, including at least one who suffered wounds caused by law enforcement’s use of less-lethal munitions.



Man stands with hands up as officers repeatedly tell him and others to “clear the roadway”

Man stands with hands up as officers repeatedly tell him and others to



Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters

Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters



Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters

Law enforcement pushes forward to clear Civic Center Park of protesters

After 9 p.m. Tuesday, law enforcement officers and National Guardsmen forced demonstrators out of Civic Center Park near the Kenosha County Courthouse after some demonstrators hurled fireworks and other small projectiles toward those guarding the courthouse, who stood behind a thick metal fence that some demonstrators tried and failed to tip over.



Smoke and law enforcement

Smoke and law enforcement



Street medics respond to injured man

Street medics respond to injured man



Street medics respond to injured man

Street medics respond to injured man



Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020

Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020



Medics

Medics



Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020

Kenosha protest, Aug. 25-26, 2020



Protesters stand in defiance of police orders to clear Sheridan Road

Protesters stand in defiance of police orders to clear Sheridan Road



Officers march forward on Sheridan Road, prepared to push protesters back

Officers march forward on Sheridan Road, prepared to push protesters back



Chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

Chants of



“Hands up! Don’t shoot!”



“Hands up, don’t shoot”



Smoke and tension

Smoke and tension



Blocking Sheridan Road

Blocking Sheridan Road



Men stand armed atop business

Men stand armed atop business



Men stand armed atop business

Men stand armed atop business



Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators

Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators



Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators

Armed individuals outside of gas station chat with BLM demonstrators



Sign: “He was unarmed #BlackLivesMatter”

Sign:



Boarded up Black-owned business

Boarded up Black-owned business



Smashed window from night before

Smashed window from night before



Fire allowed to burn in already smashed-up car lot

Fire allowed to burn in already smashed-up car lot



Dumpster set alight

Dumpster set alight



Dumpster set alight

Dumpster set alight



Dumpster being pushed toward law enforcement; it ended up serving briefly as a barricade

Dumpster being pushed toward law enforcement; it ended up serving briefly as a barricade



On fire dumpster rolls down SHeridan

On fire dumpster rolls down SHeridan



Demonstrators build a short-lived fire

Demonstrators build a short-lived fire



CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING – TUESDAY

CIVIL UNREST AFTER OFFICER SHOOTING - TUESDAY

A man attempts to put out a car fire with buckets of water on 63rd Street on Tuesday night in Kenosha.

Fire on Sheridan Road

Fire on Sheridan Road



Fire burns behind short-lived barricade

Fire burns behind short-lived barricade



Demonstrators use a blue umbrella to distract law enforcement, who later used less-lethal ammunition to damage umbrella and push back those holding it

Demonstrators use a blue umbrella to distract law enforcement, who later used less-lethal ammunition to damage umbrella and push back those holding it



Sitting underneath damaged umbrella

Sitting underneath damaged umbrella



Skull mask

Skull mask