Joe Biden called for the police officer involved in the shooting of August shooting Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin to be criminally charged. He’s since been exonerated.
Joe Biden said that the police officers who responded to the 911 call about Blake “need to be charged.” Biden had visited the Wisconsin city as riots exploded following the shooting of Blake, defending the street riot movement and condemning President Trump’s support of law enforcement.
Biden also personally spoke with Blake and met his family, touting him as a victim without much consideration for the legal basis for the use of force in his shooting.
Critics of the Black Lives Matter movement were quick to point out that Blake- who was wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant at the time- resisted arrest while armed with a knife, and was stealing his ex-girlfriend’s car when he was shot. Blake’s apologists lied when they claimed he was unarmed, with Blake recently admitting that he reached for a knife while resisting arrest during the incident. Read more…