[And That’s the Truth is a feature by our guest blogger, Sojourner Truth– PE]
I seen the Jacob Blake video from two or three different angles. From what I can tell, a neighbor called police, told them Blake shouldn’t be there, he took someone’s keys and wouldn’t give em back.
One officer showed up, called for another officer, they called for more officers. They tried to arrest Blake, he wasn’t gonna have it. [Editor’s Note: Mr. Blake had an active arrest warrant related to charges of third-degree sexual assault, trespassing, and disorderly conduct, in connection with domestic abuse.]
They tasered him, tried to physically subdue him, he gets up, walks around his car, opens the driver-side door and leans inside.
What’s he got inside the car? I don’t know but I don’t aim to find out by having him pick it up and kill me with it.
I got another video for you. It’s pretty similar. Guy resisting arrest, gets tasered, physically subdued . . . the cops can’t get him into a position to get cuffs on him. Then they let him walk around his car, lean in the driver side, he pulls out a gun and starts shooting, then drives off.
Out on parole. Drunk driver. Pulled over by Highway Patrol. Officers tried to handcuff. Resisted arrest. Shot one officer, not fatally. Officers returned fire. #BlueLivesMatter #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/bHvQAUOFfj
— Trina ????????#KAG #BackTheBlue (@trinareyes) June 17, 2020
And that’s why I ain’t lettin Blake get into that car. I’m sorry but I don’t care how many people take a knee, if one of us is gotta be killed then I prefer that it be him. His kids was in that car! What was his plan? Get in the car and speed off? That ain’t a good plan! He’s a danger to hisself, to those kids and everyone in the community.
I’ve heard black parents say they teach their boys to fear the cops. If they asked me, I’d say teach em not to abuse women, not to sexually assault women, not to resist arrest, have your day in court. Teach em it’s better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
And that’s the Truth!