Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has put 500 National Guard soldiers on standby in preparation for the upcoming verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial.
Evers announced this week that National Guard soldiers will be staging somewhere outside the city of Kenosha in the coming week, ready to be called in to assist local law enforcement dealing with potential protests stemming from the verdict in the Rittenhouse trial.
“We stand ready to support our communities during times of need,” Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, said in the announcement, adding that the troops being put on “active state duty” was being effected in “close coordination” with the Democrat governor.
Closing arguments in the Rittenhouse trial are set to take place on Monday. The 18-year-old’s defense rested their case on Thursday, and the prosecution failed to introduce a key, lesser charge on Friday. Read more…