Washington Post Issues Correction Admitting Jacob Blake WAS Armed When Shot By Police

Washington Post Issues Correction Admitting Jacob Blake WAS Armed When Shot By Police


The Washington Post has issued a major correction admitting that Jacob Blake, the Kenosha, Wisconsin man shot by police in August had, in fact, been armed at the time.

The Post on Tuesday claimed in a tweet that “Police officers won’t be charged in shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man who was shot 7 times in the back in Kenosha, Wis.” The article itself claimed Blake was unarmed when he was shot.

But Kenosha District Attorney Michael Gravely debunked that claim at a press conference the same day, saying it was “incontrovertible” that Blake was armed and video footage proved it.

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“Very important, Jacob Blake, while actively resisting, arms himself with a knife,” Gravely said. “I continue to hear, I think I heard it at the rally last night, the vigil, where someone again said he was unarmed. It is absolutely incontrovertible that Jacob Blake was armed with a knife during this encounter. Incontrovertible. Most incontrovertible, because

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