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Wisconsin ACLU calls for dismissal of Kenosha curfew violations

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 12:45:14-04

KENOSHA  — The Wisconsin ACLU wrote a letter to Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday demanding an investigation into the use of force against protesters, and a dismissal of any curfew violations from the Kenosha protests.

In their letter, the ACLU claimed that the Kenosha curfew was unlawful as it was initially issued by the Kenosha County Sheriff, who does not have the authority to issue a curfew.

The ACLU wrote, "Between Aug. 23 and Sept. 2, 94 people were arrested for violating curfew in Kenosha. Curfew citations were targeted at people protesting police violence and racism, while heavily-armed, white militia members seem to have been given a free pass."

“It should be obvious that the Kenosha Sheriff and the Kenosha Police Department cannot investigate these events,” the letter stated. “Virtually the entire contingent of personnel of both agencies were involved in these events. For the same reasons that you are investigating the shooting of Jacob Blake, you must undertake an investigation of the subsequent events in Kenosha.”

You can read the full letter from the ACLU below.

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