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Details Emerge on the Jacob Blake Shooting: Further Lessons For a Civilized Life


He was not attempting to break up a fight bewteen two women as initial reports had it.

It turns out that police officers, on the day he was shot, were responding to a call from a woman who had an order of protection against Blake and he was at her house ignoring the order.

When the police moved to arrest Blake, the confrontation began.

One of the officers fired a taser that failed to subdue Blake. The officers then drew their firearms and followed Blake around his gray van.
Officer Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran, shot Blake as he was attempting to get into his vehicle.
According to investigators, Blake admitted to them that he had a knife in his possession. A knife was later discovered on the driver's side floorboard of his car.
There was an active arrest warrant, issued on July 7, out for Blake for criminal trespass to a dwelling, domestic abuse, 3rd degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.