Wisconsin Department of Justice Finally Admits that Jacob Blake Had a Knife in His Vehicle

August 28, 2020 in News by RBN Staff


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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has finally released a statement confirming that Jacob Blake had a knife in the driver’s side floorboard of his car, he appeared to be reaching for it when he was leaning into his car, and was then shot seven times by police. Moments before the shooting, as officers attempted to arrest Blake, they deployed a taser to attempt to stop him, however, the taser was not successful in halting him.Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul declined to disclose when Blake told the police he had a knife. The man who made the 20-second video that went viral reported that he saw Blake scuffling with three officers and heard them yell, “Drop the knife! Drop the knife!” before the gunfire erupted. Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul should be held accountable for withholding pertinent information that led to rioting.

Jacob Blake had a knife inside his vehicle when he was shot seven times by a Wisconsin police officer as he opened the SUV’s door, authorities revealed Wednesday.

The discovery of the weapon, found on the driver’s side floorboard of Blake’s SUV, was announced by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is investigating the Sunday shooting in Kenosha that has ignited deadly protests in the city.

Officials also said Blake copped to having the knife, but it’s unclear exactly when he made the admission.

The shooting unfolded after cops responded to a call from a woman who said her boyfriend showed up at her house, though he wasn’t supposed to be there.

When police moved to arrest Blake, the confrontation began, leading police to first deploy a Taser that was not effective, officials said.

Blake then walked around his vehicle toward the driver’s door as two cops trailed him with weapons drawn, video of the shooting shows.

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