Jacob Blake shooting, subsequent riots and biased media coverage – including Kyle Rittenhouse shooting and Michael Reinoehl shooting
Jacob Blake who had prior criminal history, had a knife, resisted arrest, fought with cops, was tasered unsuccessfully then went to reach for something in his car and was shot. Documenting biased media coverage and politicians and public figures reaction to the shooting and following riots.
- Two Kenosha, Wis., police officers deployed stun guns in failed attempts to stop Jacob Blake Jr. before one of the officers shot him multiple times in the back with a gun, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said on Friday, unveiling new details of its probe into the shooting.
- He raped his girlfriend in the morning, stole her debit card, she called police, which is why they were there.
- Police Officer Rusten Sheskey has told investigators that it wasn’t just his life he was defending when he fired his weapon seven times at Jacob Blake last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He said he used deadly force during the chaotic encounter because he was afraid Blake, while attempting to flee the scene, was trying to kidnap a child in the backseat of the vehicle.“
- He’s got my kid. He’s got my keys,” Sheskey heard a woman say, according to attorney Brendan Matthews, who is representing the officer. If Sheskey had allowed Blake to drive away and something happened to the child “the question would have been ‘why didn’t you do something?’” Matthews said.
Twitter suspended the account of the aunt of the former girlfriend who Jacob Blake raped (and whose apartment he’d entered illegally before being shot by police) for posting this.