Video shows police shoot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, in the back

Video shows police shoot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, in the back 1


A 29-year-old Black man is fighting for his life and two White police officers are on administrative leave after a disturbing video showed officers shoot unarmed Jacob Blake multiple times in the back. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Omar Jimenez report.

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102 Comments on "Video shows police shoot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, in the back"

  1. Benny Pickerel | August 26, 2020 at 4:49 PM | Reply

    Media like CNN should be sued for spreading lies, he was not breaking up a fight, he was harassing and stole keys from someone. He had a warrant for arrest, he resisted arrest, he is a dangerous criminal who put his children in danger. Shame on you CNN

    • @Sauron Merciful For sure I wouldnt have gotten shot for the simple fact that I would have complied with orders. I get the feeling that you think I’m white though. Which is hilarious and I run across that all the time being I support the police.

    • Sauron Merciful | August 31, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      @The Wolf King the fact is I am white so what has you skin color got to do with anything, a lot of people protecting the behaviour of the police are white and other backgrounds. White people fought against fascism in Europe 75 years ago in Germany and Japan. So what’s your point. A lot of white people hate trump and his extremist right wing ideologies

    • The Wolf King | August 31, 2020 at 2:51 PM | Reply

      @Sauron Merciful You just racially profiled me. Congratulations on the acknowledgement that you are the real racist here. You white liberals LOVE minorities until you meet one that goes against your narrative. Malcom X was right.

    • @chester white
      Ok show us the video of Blake dead as you call it a murder. Until then you’re just he mouth piece of the leftist media vomiting fake news.
      Please don’t take it personally as we don’t know you. It’s just based on what YOU are saying. Unless your’re dependent and need adult supervision when you access the computer. Hopefully your mommy won’t find out. You might get a big spank.
      Toodle-loo !

    • @ARCHON205 And what do you think the legal distinction is based on?

  2. Rodney Cadwallader | August 26, 2020 at 5:17 PM | Reply

    Spew before the facts. That’s the cnn way.

  3. “If Blake was doing something wrong they’d have it on video”
    *looks at 2nd cellphone footage of incident showing Blake fighting with the officers with a visible knife in his hand*
    Too bad that doesn’t exist, huh CNN

    • @Public Enemy #1 i posted a video not an article and used the video to point out he had a weapon in his hand again stop trying to twist the point and try looking at more sources than 1 specific one look at both sides of a debate be your own devils advocate and critical thinking, so you are either mixing me with someone else in this thread or totally missing my first clip with the video and saying freeze it at around 0.17 and you can see a black object against his shirt and i said that is a karambit knife and weirdly enough that was the knife he dropped inside the car, but again i must be mistaken because cnn’s video does not show that and unfortunately had a text banner covering that area

    • Public Enemy #1 | September 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM | Reply

      @Jesper_117 wrong, theirs no difference between a video and an article. you obviously have the reading comprehension of a 5 year old… keep trying

    • Public Enemy #1 | September 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM | Reply

      @Jesper_117 soooo no evidence then. your commitment for being incorrect is strong

    • @Jacob snell Thats very stange since police never found a gun in his car??????? stop spreading false claims. You know nothing of what you speak about.

    • @Public Enemy #1 again deflecting from the video i linked with no text banner so again with some random article comment, i mentioned the video clip specifically the part at 0.17sec in the video and the fang like thing in his left hand but i get it denial is a powerful thing, what i did was i paused at 0.17 and used , and . to go frame by frame since at normal speed it is not that easy to see the knife just peaking above his waste line before he turns the front corner of the car. and that was in this video at 0.17 around that time you can see the fang looking blade in his left hand.

  4. They even capitalized the word “black”. Talk about race-baiting.

  5. Rumor has it that if you say “unarmed black man” three times in front of a mirror, you’ll summon a bunch of CNN anchors and reporters

    • Or, “black transgender woman”.

    • Rosetta Jenkins he was resisting arrest and had a knife… saying “don’t shoot” or “I can’t breath” won’t stop you from being shot if you act like that.

    • Cisco Zerratano | September 5, 2020 at 12:42 AM | Reply

      Do not say that. This is a CNN comment section. Only emotional conjecture is valid, not objective factual data.

    • @Rosetta Jenkins you don’t need to say don’t shoot or any of those things… resist arrest.. get into a grappling match with police, and then try to flee the scene while catching two tazer darts…. thats all that needs to be done.

    • Trumpeter Titanic | September 6, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      jacobobeast lmao. Awesome. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂

  6. Emmett_70 Edman | August 26, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    I hope he knows that there is a warrant for Jacob Blake’s arrest and he is a violent man

    • @Robert Moon for one I never said it couldn’t happened but its very very rare most 99% of cops are good people. In Jacob case he caused himself to get shot by his own actions. He was resisting arrest with a deadly weapon. He was fighting the cops, the cops did try non lethal weapon first. The cops tazed him but it did not work. What are the cops suppose to do just let him walk away when he had active warrants and he just fighting the cops with a weapon. The guy wasn’t geting into his car he was reaching into his car. In the video you can hear Jacob’s family yelling at him dont do it, dont do it, put it down they were begining him to comply but it fell on deaths ears. Jacob didnt even listen to his family so he not going to listen to the cops.
      The cops were called out for domestic violence so the cops where there for a reason. The cops weren’t out looking for a black guy to shot.

      Now its even came out that Jacob admitted to having the knife, the knife was found right where he was shot. People need to wait for the facts before acting like idiots rioting, looting, destroying a city and each other. Jacob was a Thug why is his life more important then all the peoples lives that was destroyed because of the riots. What did the store, shops, car lots and all business owners do to deserve to have their livelihood destroyed? they are the innocent ones here not Jacob. They were not fighting with the cops resisting with a deadly weapon. They didnt have active warrants and they are not sexual predictors or career criminals. Jacob got himself shot for not complying and resisting with a deadly weapon…
      You play stupid games you get stupid prizes in Jacobs case it was 7 bullets. And he didnt look scares of the cops to me. When a person is scared of cops they do everything they say to keep from getting shot. They dont do things that will get then shot.
      All the news media are POS too because they will fan the flames and tell half truths, show small pieces of the videos. Then 24 hours later you will see the whole video online ans its not like what the news portrayed but the news media will keep fanning the flames even with the truth is out there. If this Racial divide continues it going to cause a lot of animosity between races and it will set back everything the black people fight for all this violence is very counterproductive and will get them nowhere just more hate. Also just so you know not all cops are white they are all different colors even black. The black cops even say this systemic racism is bullshit cops are not hunting down black people. All races that act like a idiot fight with cops and banish a deadly weapon will get you shot if you dont comply….
      white people have been shot by cops too and most are cause by their own actions…. stupid games stupid prizes… you cant change stupid..

    • @Just Sprite yes when you have A knife

    • @Poo Poo do the crime do the time

    • TheNebraska402 | August 28, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

      @Just Sprite hey, I suggest you watch the other video from the opposite side of the vehicle

    • TheNebraska402 | August 28, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

      @Blue Express TV who says?

  7. He had a knife and was reaching into his vehicle, if we was red headed and white as snow he still would have been shot.

  8. How much research does CNN actually do before they reported, zero.

  9. New headline suggestion: “Man who threatened police and refused to comply with their directions is shot’.

    • @sean herring You really do have difficulty with facts. I swear you are a reporter for CNN. I’ll try again – he had already been tasered. He was asked to not resist. He refused and against the force which had already been applied proceeded to get his knife. Now – any other facts you want to distort and conveniently forget?

    • @Ben Stone and u work for FOX. I understand completely.

    • @sean herring Great come back. hahaha.

    • @Ben Stone i do acknowledge that tha police have a very tough job that involve split second decisions. The truth is no one knows what they would do in that split second. Im just sick of people dying and it gets amplified everytime it happens. We just want it to stop.

    • @sean herring I don’t think anyone would disagree with that.

  10. James Americaneedschange | August 27, 2020 at 1:24 AM | Reply

    There another video that shows passenger side when he was fighting with cops!!!

    • James Americaneedschange link?

    • Someone claimed he had a police officer in a headlock and they tried to taze him and it didn’t work. But I haven’t seen that video. Share if it does actually exist. Otherwise it could be just as imaginary as the knife he supposedly had.

  11. Except..he was armed. So much for fact check, eh losers?

    • @jweltsch22 I think the cops are still culpable. At least Chauvin, being the senior officer. You shouldn’t continue to kneel on a non-responsive subject. Put them into a recovery position. Although he was high and non compliant he was not violent and was knocked out. That in conjunction with EMS getting lost made the optics of this much worse than it actually is.

      You could fire the other officers under the “conduct unbecoming of an officer” rules but they were rookies and they’d likely be the most vigilant officers on the force to prevent that situation from arising again. But that’s independent of public opinion.

      The bottom line is that the safest place for Floyd was in the car and he refused to get in. But any mechanical asphyxiation taking place wasn’t doing him any favors. After watching the body cam and reading the autopsy (Hennepin) that’s my take. Should be an interesting court case.

    • Pj Haebe He was not armed! He took his keys out of his pocket, unlocked and opened the door and was shot point blank – 7 times in the back. He didn’t pose a threat with his back turned to the officers! Even if he did have a knife, his back was turned! That cop attempted to murder in him front of his 3 young sons! I am sick and tired of hearing alibis/excuses for these racist, muderous, thugs in police uniforms!

    • @Junie C. Tennessee V Garner and the Kenosha PD Policy and Procedures Manual completely justify the shooting in the back. Jacob Blake made a furtive movement into the car, and considering his preceding fight with police and producing of a knife, or at the very least telling the cops he had a knife, the shooting was justified. Any assumption of goodwill was far gone. The reasonable assumption given his non compliance and resistance was ill intent. If he’s reaching inside the vehicle you cannot afford to wait to see what he does next.

      The kid’s lives matter, the bystanders lives matter, and the cops lives matter.

      You could also argue… if the police were aware of children being in the car that his escape with the children would put them in grave danger of death or serious bodily harm and the shooting would be doubly justified.

      The number of shots do not matter in this case. Bullets are not magic. If the threat that required the 1st shot still exists, fire again. I can show you quite a few videos of people actively fighting after having 5, 6, 7+ shots in them. You shoot until you don’t need to anymore. And in the case of JB it was entirely in his hands.

      As a country we should have very little sympathy towards a man willing to fight in front of his children and put them in harm’s way. He was an alleged rapist, due his day in court, but he was not free to evade arrest and drive off with his children, and he was not free to threaten the lives of the officers in their lawful duties. Stop defending him. Leave that to his lawyer. He wasn’t inhumanely treated because he was black. He was justifiably shot for being an idiot and he’s lucky he’s still alive.

    • Yomali Martinez | September 4, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

      @Pj Haebe There are no pics of him holding a knife! You ignorant fool we don’t know what is in his hand. The quality on those pics look like 122p. You can’t see jack squat. You bigots just assume it is a knife, so then you go and find one that could possibly match the picture.

      Im not saying for sure it wasn’t a knife, but you can’t say for sure it was either.

  12. Mad Scientist 卐 | August 27, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply

    As an Asian American, I understand why Trump supporters hate CNN now. This network is a joke!!

    • Cisco Zerratano | September 6, 2020 at 5:46 AM | Reply

      Mad Scientist 卐 okay, I apologize. Plus it is your 1st amendment. I will not burn buildings or tear down statutes because of my ignorance. I learn something daily. Thanks brother, I support you, our flag and your right to display your symbol. Stay safe, some idiots may attack you. If I am present, I will defend you ( it is my duty)

    • Phinneas Bluster | September 6, 2020 at 1:06 PM | Reply

      Mad Scientist 卐 There is no difference between the two, so you’re still offending people. Obviously you are a provocateur and take deviant pleasure in the little game you’re playing. Sorry Mr. Asian man but it’s not cool and it’s not right no matter how you try to twist it. Finally this is an American news story not an Asian news story. Americans are not interested in Asian symbols especially one that Is identicle to the swastika. So if you’re an American you should drop the symbol. If you’re not an American and you should stay out of American news. There’s enough hate in the country already without you adding to it. Thank you in advance

    • Mad Scientist 卐 | September 7, 2020 at 12:57 PM | Reply

      @Phinneas Bluster I’m not going to drop the symbol just because you’re ignorant. peace out

    • Yes

    • Phinneas Bluster | September 7, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

      Mad Scientist 卐 I’m an American. I don’t need to comprehend anyone else’s culture. And bringing your culture here if that’s what you think you’re doing even though you know it’s going to offend some people despite your BS explanation shows that you were not truly an American. Because you don’t care if you offend other segments of the American society. Essentially you’re no different than black lives matter. One last note, your father may have come here and worked Hard but he did a terrible job of raising you. He forgot to teach you respect !

  13. He had a knife but let’s just ignore that.

    • @Frank Howard You completely ignored… yet quoted my statement “someone doesn’t simply pull out a knife and not pose as a threat” so…. could you explain how that isn’t a correct statement? He clearly didn’t pull out the knife to hand it to them? Why do you think he pulled it out?

    • Ever heard of coshing. They didn’t want to do that. Nah. That would have put the police at risk of breaking a nail. This story is just one of the thousands of the unjust use of firearms. Stop highlighting the knife. Everybody has a knife dumbass.

    • Floyd had fentanyl, a drug 10 times more powerful than heroin in his system, but let’s just ignore that because Drugs aren’t bad for us even though school taught us that!

    • @Detroit Love
      You’re NOT a cop. Please stay in context. Probably your gun licence should be retracted from you based on your discernment.

    • @Detroit Love doesn’t matter whether Blake had the knife in his hand or not, he was intending to grab it to use it to either get away or attack the cops.

      By the way, I suggest reading into the Tennessee v. Garner case of 1985. It explains perfectly how the officer’s in Blake’s case were completely justified.

      “A police officer may not seize an unarmed, nondangerous suspect by shooting him dead…however…Where the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm, either to the officer or to others, it is not constitutionally unreasonable to prevent escape by using deadly force.” – Justice Byron White, Tennessee v. Garner

      Given that Blake was trying to flee from the cops, and by reaching for the knife he posed an IMMEDIATE threat to not only the officers, but to the kids in the car, then there was justifiable cause for the officers to shoot him.

  14. “During the incident, officers attempted to arrest Jacob S. Blake, age 29. Law enforcement deployed a taser to attempt to stop Mr. Blake, however the taser was not successful in stopping Mr. Blake. Mr. Blake walked around his vehicle, opened the driver’s side door, and leaned forward.”
    “During the investigation following the initial incident, Mr. Blake admitted that he had a knife in his possession. DCI agents recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of Mr. Blake’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle located no additional weapons”

  15. Unarmed is now officially false. The WDOJ confirms that Blake had a knife. He admitted it.

    • TheNebraska402 | September 3, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      @Ron G there is a threat. You make sure that person is not longer a threat. It just so happens that 7 shots no longer made Jacob Blake a threat

    • @patricia bergey
      Your’re an awful person. Do you think that wasn’t enough ?????????

    • Thin Vuong hey, I’d like to point out that several people attempted to pin Kyle Rittenhouse. How did that work out? =^)

    • @Ron G
      You’re an awful person. Do you think that wasn’t enough ?
      Do you think that was a waste ?

    • I didn’t see any knife in the video, but it was filmed with a potato. He was walking away from police. Police catch up GRAB HIM so I don’t think fear of being stabbed was really a reason for shooting the guy 7 times. I don’t know about you, but If I’m afraid of someone with a knife I’m not going to go closer to them. They claim they found a knife in his car after I believe. I’d hate if police shot me and then used a knife in the car as the excuse afterwards.

  16. Prins van Oranje | August 27, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

    ”Mostly unarmed man with a knife attempts to stab Police Officers.”

    • @RJ Burras CNN banner covers shot of Knife when Jacob rounds the front of the car. Do you believe that is accidental?

    • Roadogg Productions | September 3, 2020 at 2:32 PM | Reply

      @Brandon Ballard answering your own question! Lmmfao
      My dad my brother my sons know better than to resist arrest or fight with cops or to sexually molest women

    • Yomali Martinez | September 4, 2020 at 1:42 PM | Reply

      @jweltsch22 You are full of crap if you can honestly sit here and say that you clearly see a combat knife in his hand. The image is like 122p. You can’t see crap it is hecka blurry. You just assume it is a combat knife because you can see it is something that is curved or at least seems to be in 122p lol.
      Stop spreading lies. Truth be told none of us know what he was holding. All we know is he didn’t wield it against the police. He was walking to his car.

    • traumaturgist SBI No, this demonstrates their intention to murder this African American man for daring to defy white cops! Only a cowardly murderer would shoot a man 7 times in the back at point blank range! That cop was trying to murder this young man!

  17. Literally nobody believes you anymore CNN. Give up.

  18. Arthur Anderson | August 27, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

    Well this one didn’t age well CNN. Fortunately your viewers, what few are left, have the memory of goldfish.

  19. Kenosha: fiery but mostly peaceful protest
    Titanic: watery but mostly succesful voyage

    • ​@ZQAN I don’t know Kyle’s intentions. Let’s say you’re right, he was looking for a confrontation. Does that change the fact that each time he shot someone he was being attacked first? No it doesn’t. And get out of here with that “If he was a black guy he would’ve been shot”. How the hell do you know that? That’s another assumption based on nothing but an idea that all cops are racist. This narrative has been pushed by the media so hard that people think it’s a fact. It’s just assumptions. You don’t know the thoughts and feelings of officers. While there may be racist cops, most are just doing their job. I’m sure there are a few black cops who are racist against white people. But let’s never mention that.

    • ZQAN so first of all that’s not what he said. What your referring to was taken out of context.

    • What’s really sad is a kid’s life and others is wrecked now because we don’t have a President for all of America just his cult. The
      kid should not have been there and I hope his life isn’t wrecked now. That his parents thought driving from out of state 20 miles to
      take their underaged son to play militia carrying an assault rifle after curfew amongst protestors was wrong. I have no doubt when
      he hit the ground he was defending himself, but that doesn’t change the facts that it should never have happened.

    • @anutaka101 I watched him say we should look into injecting disinfectant and also the UV light internally. Anyway you
      look at it and watch the clip it’s embarrassing to watch a President say such silly things.

    • @R!OT EARTH I can only go by my personal experience living in America for over 50 years that I am pretty sure it would
      not end well for a black man carrying an assault rifle around the street. I wonder if people are protesting because they
      have seen black men being killed for a lot less. Oh, that’s right that’s why all 55 states protested together originally.

  20. Don´t let facts get in the way of your “journalism”, CNN.

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