On Tuesday, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that no police officers would face criminal charges in the August 2020 shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake Jr., which triggered large riots in the Wisconsin town.
Don’t forget that at that time the feeling in the air was that no Democrat in charge of cities or states would ever do anything to quell a riot, so rioters felt it was their right – nay – their duty to destroy property, harm people, and loot.
“No Kenosha law enforcement officer, in this case, will be charged with any criminal offense,” Graveley said. The District Attorney also said that Blake himself would also not be charged.
He broke the law and he had a warrant out for his arrest at the time he violated a restraining order and disobeyed a lawful order by police, which is why he was eventually shot. Graveley described his analysis of the facts and the law as an “exhaustive investigation.”
We reported when Blake was shot after fighting with police officers, breaking away from them to walk defiantly around his SUV vehicle, ignoring police officers’ ordering him to stop, and then reaching into his vehicle for what police determined was a weapon. Later, Blake admitted he had a knife on the front driver’s side of the vehicle.
Blake was shot seven times from behind after the altercation with police who were trying to arrest him on August 23rd. At the time, Blake had a warrant on charges that included sexual assault, and his alleged victim called 911 after he arrived at her residence. He fought with police and even circumvented being tased, prior to him reaching for a knife inside his vehicle before he was shot.
Blake is paralyzed from the waist down. In November, he later pleaded guilty to lower charges and he received two years’ probation in a deal his lawyers made with prosecutors. The message here is that’s what riots get you, a lighter sentence.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement considered Blake as one of the violent organization’s iconic victims. He was good press for the anarchist group. Tell a couple of lies about why he was shot, and donations start pouring in. Blake was also praised by Democrats, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Harris met with Blake’s family and initially blamed police and “systemic racism” for the shooting. She met the Blake family saying that the meeting was “really wonderful.” “I mean, they’re an incredible family and what they’ve endured and they just do it with such dignity and grace, and you know. They’re carrying the weight of a lot of voices on their shoulders,” she said.
Folks, Jacob Blake was shot because police had a warrant out for his arrest, and they also knew at that time that Blake had a restraining order against him with his victim calling the police because he violated the order. Blake would not have been shot had he complied with lawful police orders. For Kamala Harris to act like Blake and his family are victims is despicable.
As Graveley started to give his remarks, he made a plea to the community for calm, saying “rather than burning things down,” which is what happened when Blake was shot in August last year during the ensuing riots, the District Attorney asked the people to use his decision over the prosecution to begin a “healing process.”
We’ll have to see what happens in the coming days. It seems like after Joe Biden “supposedly” won the election the riots, the looting, the toppling, the murdering all came to an end. Either that or the Fake News media stopped reporting on it.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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