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Kenosha cops claim Jacob Blake was holding knife, contradicting AG


Jacob Blake — whose police shooting in Kenosha, Wis. touched off a renewed, nationwide wave of anti-cop sentiment — was armed with a knife and had engaged in a violent struggle with officers moments before he was shot, according to shocking new law enforcement allegations.

A knife-wielding Blake had put one of his arresting officers in a headlock and shrugged off two of their attempts to stun him into submission, an attorney for the union that reps Kenosha police, told The Associated Press.

The lawyer’s claim that Blake was holding a knife before they shot him seven times in the back appears to contradict the account of state investigators, who had said the knife was recovered inside Blake’s vehicle.

Brendan Matthews, the attorney for the Kenosha Professional Police Association, issued a statement Friday giving the police’s own version of events as they face criticism from across the country.

Matthews said Blake was holding a knife that officers initially didn’t notice during the altercation on Sunday.

“The officers first saw him holding the knife while they were on the passenger side of the vehicle,” he said.

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Kenosha police attempt to arrest Jacob Blake.Twitter

But Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said on Wednesday that a knife was recovered from the driver’s side floorboard of Blake’s car, that no other weapons were found at the scene and that Blake had told the officers he had the knife.

Kaul has declined to comment on when the knife was recovered in the car.

Matthews claimed when the officers spotted the knife, they made multiple requests to Blake to drop it and that he was uncooperative.

That’s allegedly when the officers used a Taser on Blake in a failed attempt to incapacitate him, Matthews said.

The witness who recorded the shooting, 22-year-old Raysean White, has said he hadn’t seen a knife in Blake’s hand, but that he heard the officers yell to him, “Drop the knife! Drop the knife!” before they shot Blake in front of his young children.

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Matthews also claimed that Blake was physically aggressive with the officers.

“Blake forcefully fought with the officers, including putting one of the officers in a headlock,” Matthews said.

Blake’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said earlier this week that the father was only trying to break up a domestic dispute and did not provoke the police before the shooting that has left Blake paralyzed.

Crump noted that witnesses didn’t see him with a knife.

All three officers involved — Vincent Arenas, Brittany Meronek and the shooter, Rusten Sheskey — have been placed on administrative leave as the police union came to their defense.

“Based on the inability to gain compliance and control after using verbal, physical and less-lethal means, the officers drew their firearms,” Matthews said.

“Mr. Blake continued to ignore the officers’ commands, even with the threat of lethal force now present.”

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#1 The cop looks a little slow to begin with. 

#2 !Think! Jacob Blake should never have jumped into a fight between 2 white women, smh. When the cops show up they shoot first and ask questions later most especially when a black person is involved. Lesson to-be-learned: stay in your own lane, most especially if your own family is not involved. 

It's not a matter of being afraid -- it's a matter of using good common sense and logic!

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  Wow!  I heard too that they didn't even arrest  that young white dude running down the street with a Glock.  He turned his own self in.  They would have never happen if he was Black.  Look!  The running down the street would have got him killed if he was Black let alone running with a gun in his hand.  Now they are saying the white dude was defending himself.  How is a teen defending himself with a gun and that's legal?  It's not.  Let a Black teen run down the street with a gun.  And the police see it?   White folks KNOW they are WRONG.  They refuse to give in.  But it's only gon get worse.  Folks are tired.  Can't wear us out this time.  Can't buck us no more.  We'se ready!  Cuz how you gonna put us through something you ran away  from in Europe?  Makes no sense.  But white folks  don't care.  That's the bottom line.  But they will care.  Soon.     But!

There's white justice and black just us. Jacob Blake was not holding a knife. He leaned into the car and the cop standing behind him let 7 bullets fly into his body. We all saw this. 

We're going to learn NOT TO CALL WHITE COPS for anything unless you're dying to die. They're going to kill you and get placed on ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. What the fuck is that?? Any BLACK COPS ever placed on ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE??

They'll throw your ass into a cage and make your butt some freaks' vagina. You'll never be able to hold a woman again and if you ever get free you'll look like that dude that's wearing skirts (whatever the fuck his name is). He's in entertainment. Always walking the red Carpet. The freakier a black man is, the more white people love him. That should make you go !!! (Billy Porter.}

We have an Orange Balloon with Owl Eyes who loves to grab pussies. He's still "president." God only knows what else he's grabbed.

The people in this country are beyond SICK!!!!! My Mail Out/In Ballot's sitting on my table. It might be there until March of next year. I'm not feeling anyone this year. I like Biden but he's getting wrinkled by the minute. The presidency aged handsome Barack, but he's still handsome. That's not going to happen to Biden. Trump's the Ku Klux Klan with a Hitler Touch; none of these people think highly of The Mighty Shades of Brown. They make promises; get into office and forget all about the promises. I'm about to say "Fuck You Too!!!!!" Are the babies still in cages/concentration camps??

I think our best bet is to get as far away from WHITE as we can. Unless you want to die!!!!

These EUROPEAN "AMERICANS" have some very loose screws everywhere!! If Amerigo Vespucci was alive, he'd kill them all; using his name like that!! An Italian Explorer, no less. They should have just named themselves the EUROPEAN CAVE PEOPLE. I wonder how the bats tasted!!

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