The Insurrection In The Nation’s Capitol, Kenosha DA Decision In Jacob Blake Shooting

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Jacob Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake, holds a candle at a rally
Jacob Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake, holds a candle at a rally Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. Morry Gash/AP Photo

We talk to a political scientist about how Trump supporters attacked Congress in an attempt to overturn the election of Joe Biden. Then, we hear from an attorney for the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a Kenosha police officer last summer, on the local district attorney’s decision not to criminally charge the officer.

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  • Trump Supporters Resort To Violence

    Yesterday, a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to force Congress to overturn the presidential election. We talk with a political scientist from Emory University about what happened and the state of our politics.

  • No Charges For Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake

    Earlier this week, the Kenosha district attorney announced that there would be no criminal charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back last summer. We speak to a Blake family attorney for reaction to that decision and about their next steps in filing a civil lawsuit.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Andra Gillespie Guest
  • B'Ivory LaMarr Guest

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