US city on edge ahead of decision on officer who shot black man

Washington (AFP) – Officials called in the National Guard Tuesday as Kenosha, Wisconsin girded for possible violence ahead of announcing whether a white police officer will be charged over the shooting of African American Jacob Blake. The shooting of the 29-year-old on August 23 poured fuel onto nationwide anger over police shootings of Black Americans, sparking several days of violent protests. Bystander video showed a police officer, Rusten Sheskey, firing several shots into Blake’s back as he tried to get into his car while his three children sat inside.  Blake survived but was left paralyz…

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