Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?) Why hasn’t the name of the policeman who shot Jacob Blake been released yet, and why hasn’t he even been arrested, let alone charged? Is the Kenosha Police Department above the law? Update (8/27): Mr Blake’s attempted-murderer has now been identified as Rusten Sheskey. According to various reports, Mr Sheskey’s defense is that Mr Blake was reaching for a knife on the floorboard of his car right before those seven shots were fired. Assuming the knife was visible to Mr Sheskey and was not planted by the police after the fact, then the police officer’s defense sounds plausible to me, but those are two BIG assumptions. Also, given that Mr Blake was shot in the back multiple times at point-blank range, this case should be decided by a jury–not next year, or in two years, but before the end of this year–in an outdoor courtroom, if necessary.
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