No Federal Charges For Jacob Blake Shooting

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Oscar Gordon
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    Not surprising, the moment it was determined he had a knife, the shooting was going to be justified.Report

    • Chip Daniels in reply to Oscar Gordon
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      But if black people were all exercising their 2nd Amendment rights and carrying guns, surely the government wouldn’t dare oppress them.Report

      • Dark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
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        Why is preventing a kidnaping “oppression”?

        Drill down into the details of this case and we find Blake makes a very poor poster child.

        Blake has a warrant for his arrest for trespassing, sexual assault, and various other domestic abuse related issues. The cops knew this. The woman who called 9-1-1 on August 23 to report that Blake had stolen her keys and wasn’t supposed to be there was the same woman who had previously filed the criminal complaint alleging that Blake had sexually assaulted her.

        So the police are supposed to be there and are supposed to be dealing with him.Report

        • Slade the Leveller in reply to Dark Matter
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          Wouldn’t the poorest poster child be the best example, though? Everyone can deal with the easy stuff on the job. It’s the tough ones that make or break you as good at it.Report

          • Dark Matter in reply to Slade the Leveller
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            We had riots over this one. Social media presented this as two groups of women arguing and him trying to play peace maker and then getting shot.

            In reality the cops were there because someone called 911 on Blake. They looked him up before they got there and found a warrant for his arrest. At it’s heart, this is a story of a rapist resisting arrest and pulling a knife on the cops while trying to take some small children hostage.Report

        • Chip Daniels in reply to Dark Matter
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          Would the outcome have been better if Blake had exercised his 2nd amendment rights and been armed with a Bushmaster?

          Would our society be more polite?Report

          • Dark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
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            You mean, would Blake have not been a rapist if he’d been armed? Would he have been more willing to be arrested for rape? Would he have been less willing to resist arrest?

            What is it that you want to have done here? Do we let people unwilling to be arrested for rape just walk free? Maybe you’re suggesting rape not be an arrest-able crime?

            This was an ugly situation before the cops got involved because of Blake. Him resisting arrest didn’t make it less ugly, nor do the cops seem out of line for wanting to arrest him. That’s why he makes a poor poster child.Report

    • Dark Matter in reply to Oscar Gordon
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      The knife is weird. Blake’s lawyer said he didn’t have it. Blake said he wasn’t thinking clearly and while he picked it up during the fight with the cops he didn’t intend to use it.Report

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