Still bad-mouths police one year
after Jacob Blake riots.
Lest we forget, the district attorney of Kenosha County exonerated the police officer who shot Jacob Blake. Police were responding to a call from the unmarried mother of his three children that Blake was stealing her car with the children inside. He had previously been charged with felony third-degree sexual assault * and two misdemeanors against that woman. (More here.) (* Later dropped in return for a guilty plea on the two misdemeanors.)
Yet today, the one-year anniversary of the 08-23-20 shooting of a man who was going for his knife, WI Gov. Tony Evers badmouths police and parrots the Leftist conspiracy theory that America is institutionally and systemically racist.
“We are grateful Jacob has survived his injuries. We know Jacob, his kids and family will have and will face challenges they never thought they would have to endure.” — Gov. Tony Evers.
“Wisconsin has taken important steps to increase transparency in use of force incidents, limit the use of chokeholds … [et cetera]. We must remain resolved in addressing the systemic racism and inequities black Wisconsinites face ever day.” — Gov. Tony Evers.
Fully one year later, the Democrat(ic) governor still has not changed his tune. On the night of 23 August 2020 — with Kenosha already burning — without waiting for the facts to be determined, the Democrat fanned the flames of anti-police violence:
“Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha. Kathy and I join his family, friends and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries. While we do not have all the details yet, what we know for certain is he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or in our country.”
Evers has learned nothing
The governor of Wisconsin could issue such a statement even after Kenosha’s district attorney, also a Democrat, determined:
“No charges will be filed against officer who shot Jacob Blake.”
The D.A. reached that conclusion upon an independent investigation conducted by former Madison WI police chief Noble Wray, a black man. he found, according to WTMJ TV in Milwaukee, that:
When three Kenosha police officers arrived at the home on Aug. 23, a woman told police that Blake was trying to take her kids and her car. The officers then approached Blake.
The incident escalated, and that is when the officers fired Tasers at Blake. According to Wray’s report, [police officer] Shesky noticed that Blake pulled the wires from the Taser probes, writing in his police report “he had never seen anyone do that before.” The officer says it appeared the taser had no effect on Blake.
Blake then tried to get into the vehicle in question. As noted before by authorities, Blake was allegedly armed with a knife during the incident.
Wray writes that it was clear to Shesky that even allowing Blake, “armed with a knife,” to get into a vehicle would be “dangerous for the public and the child,” Wray quoted from Shesky’s report.
Wray writes in Sheskey words he “feared that Blake was going to stab him, and he could not retreat because the child could be harmed, taken hostage, or abducted by Blake.”
We’ve known all this since Noble Wray’s report was released on 01-05-21 — eight months ago!
For further study: “Is Tony Evers anti-police? The evidence is growing.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Tony Evers is politically responsible (if not morally) for that 16-year-old kid, Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot three rioters, two fatally, in supposed defense of property amidst a BLM riot. Tony Evers could have urged calm then. Wisconsin’s governor could have urged resposible behavior today. Instead, he framed critical race theory into an official proclamation.