[Ed. – Yes — but even if a black man is armed with a knife, has a warrant for his arrest over sexually assaulting a minor, threatens to grab another weapon from his car, AND is physically resisting, officers still mustn’t defend themselves or else RACISM. —Candace Owens]
Jacob Blake had a knife when he was shot in the back seven times by Wisconsin police leaving him paralyzed, the Wisconsin Attorney General revealed.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice provided some of the first details surrounding the police shooting on Wednesday, revealing Blake had a knife and the name of the officer who opened fire.
That knife was later recovered from the driver’s side floorboard of his SUV, but it’s unclear if Blake had it on him when he was talking to police.
Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, was with his children when he was shot multiple times in the back by Kenosha officers responding to a dispute at the scene on Sunday evening, sparking national outrage and heated protests.
Police were called to the scene at the 2800 block of 40th Street in Kenosha on Sunday after Blake’s girlfriend ‘reported that her boyfriend was present and was not supposed to be on the premises.’