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Jacob Blake himself blows up “unarmed” media narrative

In his first television interview since being shot back by the police, Jacob Blake admitted that not only did he have a knife in his possession at the time of the shooting, he also “dropped” it before picking it up again. “I realized I had dropped my knife and had a small pocket knife. So I recorded it after I got off him for cursing me and falling on him, ”Blake told Michael Strahan in an interview that aired on ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) on Thursday. “I shouldn’t have picked it up just considering what’s going on,” he continued. “I wasn’t thinking clearly at the time.” Earlier this month, Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley said he would not bring charges against officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot Blake seven times as the officer was defending himself from an armed assailant. Blake also had a previous arrest for defying police with a knife. Blake’s admission contradicts earlier statements by his family and attorneys who denied he had a knife in his possession when police shot him dead on August 23. This came from an emergency call from the mother of Blake’s children who told the police that Blake was trying to drive away with two of his sons in their rental car. “My son didn’t have a gun,” Blake’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times an August 25 story. Patrick Salvi Jr., a lawyer for the Blake family, told CNN on Aug. 26 that Blake didn’t have a knife in his car. “Witnesses confirm that he did not own a knife and did not threaten the officers in any way,” Blake’s attorney Ben Crump said in a statement released on Aug. 27. At this point, Blake had an arrest warrant against him on charges of trampling, disorderly behavior and third-degree sexual assault, which the operator passed on to the officers who responded. Due to the pending crime, the law required the police to arrest Blake. In an interview with GMA, Blake also claimed that “I didn’t do anything to make me feel like I was there for myself,” although investigators later found that Blake had looked up his own warrant prior to being arrested on a police website and had sent a text in which the arrest warrant was mentioned. ABC did not mention either fact in the interview. The shooting went viral on social media after it was videotaped. The officers yelled at Blake to “drop the knife”. In the days that followed – which included deadly violence, riot and looting – the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Criminal Investigation Department announced that Blake admitted he had “a knife in his possession.” But much of the mainstream press ran with the initial claim that he was “unarmed”. “The Wisconsin governor called the National Guard on Monday to quell the riot after police shot and killed an unarmed black man in the most recent incident earlier this summer to create screams of injustice and a nation over the urgency of fundamental change law enforcement division, “it said earlier this month, the Post withdrew a pushback after maintaining the” unarmed “description of Blake when reporting authorities’ decision not to pursue police charges. Although the paper corrected the narrative, a story published January 5 still refers to Blake as “unarmed.” Swiss Post did not return a request for comment on the discrepancy. In the days following filming, CNN published several articles describing Blake as “unarmed” that have yet to be corrected. “Video shows police killing an unarmed black man” is a recent link to an August 24 segment hosted by CNN anchor Jake Tapper. A USA Today Today Check on August 28, titled “Jacob Blake did not” swing “the knife, was given a gun before the kenosha police fired,” argued that “Blake was recorded by bystanders Video nothing “vibrates” even though it noted that the clip “shows something in Blake’s hand but the resolution is low so it could be a knife.” Instead of making a correction or retraction on Jan 5th, PolitiFact merely updated the post with a note from the editor that prosecutors revealed that “Blake was armed with a razor-type knife when he was shot by police.” The statement? “This does not affect the rating for this article as the Ratings are based on what is known at the time. “In other words, it used to be true.