Self-defense or attempted murder?

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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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to Self-defense or attempted murder?

  1. Craig says:

    White Americans say they are “getting tired” of all the “news” about racism. This is the tragic stuff that has been going on for decades, and is now only being exposed in *part* thanks to phone-cams and social media. White Americans think that their having to save up for a new 60-inch TV is a sacrifice on par with those who wonder whether they will survive a police pull-over. Americans are losing the ability to put themselves in another’s shoes, and that was what was good about America, once. Libertarianism calls for putting oneself squarely in one’s own shoes, and that’s why I think Libertarianism is anathematic to Americanism. Best wishes nonetheless – CHC

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