Kenosha DA Says Jacob Blake Had a Knife, WaPo Calls Him ‘Unarmed’ Anyway

Kenosha DA Says Jacob Blake Had a Knife, WaPo Calls Him ‘Unarmed’ Anyway


The publication that put the phrase “austere religious scholar” into cultural circulation among the right has struck again.

Kenosha County, Wisconsin, District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that no charges would be filed against Officer Rusten Sheskey, the white police officer who shot Jacob Blake during an August arrest in Kenosha. The incident set off a wave of renewed unrest both in the small Wisconsin city and across America.

In its tweet on the story, The Washington Post described Blake as “an unarmed Black man who was shot 7 times in the back.”

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The original version of The Post’s story on the decision, filed Tuesday evening, claimed that “Blake, who witnesses said had been trying to break up an argument between two women, was unarmed and shot as he walked back toward his vehicle.”

“Graveley said the decision was based on a review of more than 40 hours of squad

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