MILWAUKEE — The woman was screaming. Crying. Bleeding. Hit with a rubber bullet as police cleared protesters out of Kenosha’s Civic Center Park on the night of Aug. 25, she lay on the ground, possibly in shock.
Gaige Grosskreutz knelt beside her.
Trained as a paramedic, he carried the equipment he needed to treat her wound.
Only a few people remained in the park, but the line of officers in riot gear kept advancing. There was no indication they would break rank to let him work on the woman. And none of them offered to help.
Grosskreutz and some other men had to pick her up and move her once, then again, then a third time. They ended up on a hill, where Grosskreutz was finally able to stop the bleeding.
The woman, once stable, got to her feet. Grosskreutz stood too. The police had moved on, but another group