Extra Troops Sent to Kenosha Ahead of Rittenhouse Verdict


The Wisconsin Governor announced that approximately 500 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers will report to state active duty in support of local law enforcement partners in Kenosha. Tony Evers’ office made the announcement Friday.

They will be working “in collaboration with hundreds of officers from volunteer law enforcement agencies.”

Evers stated that he and his administration “continued to be in close touch with our partners at the local level to ensure that the state provides support to the Kenosha area and greater region.”

He said that the Kenosha community was resilient and strong and had survived through some very difficult times in recent years. The healing process is ongoing.” I urge anyone who is not from the area, to reconsider any plans to travel to the area and to encourage those who might wish to gather and exercise their First Amendment rights to do this safely and peacefully.

According to the press release the Wisconsin National Guard will be available outside Kenosha to assist local law enforcement agencies.