The effort was launched after a Neighborhood Watch assembly held within the wake of violence that ensued largely within the metropolis’s Downtown and Uptown districts after the police shooting Aug. 23 of Jacob Blake.
“We had a neighborhood Watch meeting, about 20 of us assembled and talked about what we should do,” mentioned Jason, who has lived within the neighborhood about 20 years.
Several concepts have been thrown about and what was initially settled on was if sentrys (sic) within the neighborhood noticed potential hassle, they’d drive via the subdivision and honk their horns so residents would know one thing was occurring.
The determination to arm got here afterwards.
“A lot of us are veterans (both men said they served in the Marines), some are former cops, so we’re comfortable (handling firearms),” Jason mentioned. “We’re simply doing nothing more than protecting the subdivision.”
– Pete Wicklund in Armed neighborhood watch group forms to protect Kenosha subdivision