Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer, says he thought he had told his children he loved them for the last time.
Blake, 29, was shot in the back by a Kenosha police officer which left him partially paralyzed. The shooting sparked days of unrest.
The interview comes a week after Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced thatno police officers would be chargedin the shooting.Blake was shot seven times by Kenosha police Officer Rusten Sheskey. Some of those shots were found to have come from the back.
Sheskey was answering a domestic disturbance call at the time and officers were told Blake had a warrant for his arrest, officials said. Blake resisted arrest while armed with a knife and refused commands to drop it, the district attorney said.Blake was shot after moving toward a"disputed car" that had at least one child in it, Graveley said. He said Blake admitted to investigators he had a knife but wasn't sure if he'd opened it.
Jan. 5, 202101:59Graveley said that Sheskey and other officers would have had a strong case for self-defense, and that"if you don't believe you can prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt, you have an ethical obligation not to issue charges." headtopics.com
The shooting was captured on video and sparked protests over the summer that at times turned violent as protesters called for racial justice and police reform. Read more: NBC News »
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Did he also think that refusing to drop his knife would keep him safe from bullets? He didn't think that when he ignored the police & tried to drive off like he was above the law. No hostages Didn't shoot anyone Didn't have a gun Didn't assult anyone Shot in the back by a killer cop I bet It’s hard to break the law from a wheel chair, I wonder if he learned anything from this? Mah probably not 🤣🤣🤣
This is a propaganda outlet So did the wanton wannabe killers! BLUE disguise. ARMED prepped predisposed known ANATHEMATIC racial discord in voice & action. Equality in America an oxymoron, at best!? Great day for another White Privilege Display. May you your family help us all find America. Hearts soul.
WHY did it happen. Usually every news is telling only THE FACTS about why it happened. And THEN explain a bit about the background of a person. These days almost all media is just leading us on about how poor the “victim” is. We cannot judge anything if we don’t know all details. ...speaking of lies perpetuated by the Media which divide the nation...
👎👎👎😭😭😭. There'd have been no need for him to think that if he didn't resist arrest and try to attack officers with a knife :) 😭😭😭 So about his criminal history... Police arrived to stop a rape. This man deserved 0 pity and no praise. He had a knife. Maybe authorities should take people who seek unwarranted help more seriously. 🔥🦁
Was that right after he broke a restraining order and finger blasted his ex GF against her will that she called the police? Didn’t he punch a pregnant woman? Or was that the other 🐵 that got shot