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Say that the Kenosha News ran the following story and photo on p. 3 last Monday:

Jacob Blake, 2018 mugshot

Jacob Blake, a 29-yearold unemployed security guard, was shot by Kenosha police on Sunday while, armed with a knife, he attempted to abduct three of his children from his ex-girlfriend, their mother who has legal custody. The police immediately rendered first aid, and Blake is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

How much would the national media care?

An anonymous iSteve commenter says:

A hypothetical “white Blake”–if he attracted any national attention at all–would be a poster boy for “toxic masculinity,” his aggressive behavior would be used as evidence of the dangers women face in American society. There would be calls for police and the courts to be more punitive (not less) with men like him, and they would be made by the very same Twitter feminists (Jill Filipovic, Jessica Valenti and their ilk) now crying crocodile tears over the actual “black Blake.”

A good working definition of intersectional feminism: “what we say only applies to white men.”

Part of what’s going on at present is that every time a white cop shoots a black man, the chances are high that the politicians are going to try to saddle the cop with a murder charge, so the police union lawyer tells the cops to:

“Shut up! Don’t try to explain any details of why you did this. We will tell the facts at the trial and win an acquittal. But don’t start talking to the press or it could backfire at the trial.”

So, the police departments go mum and the press goes wild spinning tales of Systemic Racism stalking black men.

You know, the more I think about Jacob Blake’s domestic dispute story, the more it sounds like something a white guy of similar social class might get himself into perhaps even more than a black guy. It involves a knife rather than a gun, and he presumably sees himself trying to be a good dad to his three kids in the backseat.

In fact, the more I think about the case, the more I can imagine what might have happened if I picture Blake as white.

A interesting question is whether this was a custody dispute over the three kids in the car. Were the three children of Blake’s in the backseat of his SUV his kids with the ex-girlfriend who called the cops on him?

Or were they a completely different set of three kids? George Crump, the New Johnny Cochran hired by Blake’s family, claimed Blake had six kids, but I have my doubts: six is a lot these days, and maybe Crump was just speculating that he had six children. Maybe Blake had come over with a new girlfriend or a sister to take his kids from his ex-girlfriend, either for good or for a Sunday outing.

So here’s my best guess: Blake and his ex-girlfriend, the mother of three of his children, broke up at some point. In May of this year, he shows up in middle of the night after she gets back from a party in Milwaukee, jealous, assaults her and takes her car keys without her permission. (But she’d often lend him the car, and he then returned her car to her sister the next day.) She got a warrant taken out against him for felony sexual assault, but nobody knew where he was living so they couldn’t serve it. (Here’s the felony warrant for the May domestic violence incident.)

Then he shows up again on Sunday. The Baby Mama calls the cops. The police presumably found out about the warrant before they even got there: they have computers and radios and stuff.

And arresting him for the outstanding felony warrant seems like a simple way to deal with this no doubt complicated domestic dispute involving Blake and two women who are fighting each other, plus a bunch of kids: OK, Mr. Blake, you are going to have to come with us downtown, where you can explain your side of your argument with your ex-girlfriend to the people there. But Blake isn’t in the mood to deal with old business, he’s mad at his girlfriend and now the cops are siding with her. It’s not fair! Of course, he’s not going to listen to the police: they are on her side!

So he’s going to go get his knife to show the cops he’s serious, and then he’s going to drive his kids to Chuck E. Cheese like he promised them.

Or perhaps something like that. At this point I’m speculating wildly, obviously.

But my point is that a few white guys get shot by police every year when they get out of control in arguments with their ex-es over their children and then won’t listen to police.

But nobody much cares when angry white men get shot.

 
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  1. Felony Civil Warrant of Arrest

    Failure To Comply W/Inpatient Treatment

    Warrant Issued: 07/02/2019

    That’s a felony in Beloit? What do they do if you don’t wear a mask?

    • Replies: @Jesse
  2. MEH 0910 says:

    OT – King T’Challa died:


    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @Ano
    , @J.Ross
    , @Ozymandias
  3. I think your theory is a sound one, Steve. There’s still more to it. There are people behind this rioting. They will use whatever case looks the worst on one specific section of video to instigate riots. They’ve been very unlucky in never actually coming across a real solid case of flat-out murder by police, which does happen. As has been noted in these pages (by you, I think?), this happens to white men more than black men. The latter cases won’t work for causing riots though.

  4. Jake says:
    @Hibernian

    Correct. The media has a Cultural Marxist agenda.

  5. Anonymous[277] • Disclaimer says:

    A hypothetical “white Blake”–if he attracted any national attention at all–would be a poster boy for “toxic masculinity,” his aggressive behavior would be used as evidence of the dangers women face in American society. There would be calls for police and the courts to be more punitive (not less) with men like him, and they would be made by the very same Twitter feminists (Jill Filipovic, Jessica Valenti and their ilk) now crying crocodile tears over the actual “black Blake.”

    A good working definition of intersectional feminism: “what we say only applies to white men.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  6. The cops have likely shot dozens of white guys since Our George Went Home. How much have we heard about any of them?

  7. He would get even less attention that Duncan Lemp

  8. J.Ross says:

    OT — I don’t link plebbit but when I do it’s because William Binney, architect of the NSA’s panopticon and basis of the TV show Person of Interest, is doing an AMA about how Robert Mueller is a fraud and there never was “Russian interference.”

    Hi, I’m Bill Binney NSA whistleblower. The Russians never hacked the DNC, and I have proof –Ask me anything from conspiracy


    He’s also started a twitter account.

    aaaaaaand his twitter account has been locked. Serves him right, he trusted Jack Dorsey.
    The Yaacov Apelbaum timeline.
    https://aim4truth.org/2019/07/05/steele-dossier-timeline/

  9. Mike Tre says:

    Well if a 5 year old white boy can’t get national attention when he has his brains blown out at point blank range, then I’m going to go ahead and say not much, bro.

  10. trelane says:

    National news is written for the mentality of a sixth grader. Stop asking such hard questions.

  11. JimDandy says:

    I’ve posted this before, but earlier this year two bumbling black cops shot an unarmed white man in the back on video as he was fleeing. Totally inexcusable–basically a real-life version of the ridiculous narrative the protestors are clinging to in the Blake case. But it didn’t make the national media. And, of course, there were no riots.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chicago-police-extended-videos-officer-shooting-unarmed-subway-rider-ariel-roman/

  12. Cops shoot white men all time, without a peep of outrage from the media or the politicians.

    Likewise, Kyle Rittenhouse, would not be charged with first degree murder for defending himself if he were not white.

    I’d gladly trade all my white privilege to live in a country with a honest media and criminal justice system.

    • Agree: HammerJack, bomag, Mr McKenna
  13. I guess Wakanda hadn’t cured cancer yet.

    • LOL: bruce county
  14. Gooden says:

    Here’s the problem: he wasn’t armed with a knife.

    Why are you LYING?

  15. @Gooden

    It was mostly not a knife, but then it intensified into one.

  16. Even “Paul Kersey” wouldn’t have covered that.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  17. Ano says:
    @MEH 0910

    Has his local Soros-funded public prosecutor had his cancer arrested for this deadly hate crime?

  18. @Gooden

    Are ducks afraid of knives? Makes sense.

  19. @Achmed E. Newman

    They’ve been very unlucky in never actually coming across a real solid case of flat-out murder by police

    Every one of these bogus events has been pitched precisely thus by the MSM, Democrat politicians (and some Republicans), Twitter, Reddit, sports and movie celebrities, what have you. Spend more time outside this alt-right bubble and you’ll see what 98% of the country sees. It ain’t pretty.

    The facts of the case are irrelevant.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  20. J.Ross says:
    @MEH 0910

    Let’s not be an asshole. This is a reminder to all middle aged men to get their colon checked.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    , @MEH 0910
  21. @JimDandy

    We all know of dozens of such cases, few to none of which ever reach the national media. Question: is anyone collecting them? Even Paul Kersey just takes a small sampling, and he’s most definitely not focused upon police activity.

  22. @J.Ross

    Bret Weinstein got it too. For contending that both political parties are corrupt which I have learned is itself equivalent to nazi nazi now. You can’t say it.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/499351-twitter-suspends-articles-unity/

  23. It should not be forgotten that even the Republicans opened one night of their convention with a prayer for Jacob Blake. White people really have no reliable defenders in politics these days. The Democrats are openly hostile, while the Republicans are craven.

  24. D. K. says:
    @Gooden

    “VAFFANCULO!” he explained.

  25. That picture of White Jake Blake made me laugh and in these bleak times, I’m grateful.

    Or were they a completely different set of three kids? George Crump, the New Johnny Cochran hired by Blake’s family, claimed Blake had six kids, but I have my doubts: six is a lot these days

    Doesn’t take much for a guy to inseminate numerous baby mamas. Back in the day there was a neer do well who boasted of having job lots of children. His name was, unbelievably, Timothy McSeed.

    So here’s my best guess: Blake and his ex-girlfriend, the mother of three of his children, broke up at some point.

    Nope, black guys like Black Jake Blake never break up with a woman. They collect them. After all, the lady is a form of income or services for the guy. She’ll give you a place to sleep if you’re too skint, you can steal or wheedle money out of her, and so on. It’s not a lot different from pimping.

    • Replies: @Charon
  26. @J.Ross

    I think it was AIDS.

    BTW, why did Kamala Harris call him a fellow “Bison”? What’s the significance of that? Buffalo Soldier something?

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @bomag
  27. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Oh, I know how it’s pitched, Mike. I’m talking about the truth of the matter, such as juries may determine when they see the rest of the video and the rest of other evidence.

    Plenty of other people, such as myself, not only have seen the additional info. that comes to light in previous such cases, but also no longer believe anything else out of the Lyin’ Press about these incidents from then on.

    Maybe “unlucky” is the wrong word, as, yes, the first bit of video is used to incite the riots, and then there is more rioting when a suspect doesn’t get the “justice” per that partial evidence which supposedly implicates them. However, were they to get an open and shut police murder case on a black guy, they’d have even more people supporting the riots, errr, protests. (Still not many white people would riot, but there would be more behind the “movement”.)

  28. If it wasn’t broke, why did they feel the need to “fix” it. Now that it’s broke, you bought it, like it or not. You get the country you tolerate. Welcome to America 2.0, warts and all.

    Along the lines of what they used to say in the functional USA:

    America 2.0 …. Love it or leave it.

  29. This speculation is more credible than the press reports that Jacob Blake was trying to break up an argument between two women.

  30. Ed says:
    @Jane Plain

    They both are alums of Howard University, the school’s nickname is “bison”.

  31. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:

    Cops in Ohio brought down a bunch of pervs and managed to get a few white guys mixed in for public consumption. When do the disparate impact lawsuits begin?

  32. Art Deco says:

    Again, the issue isn’t police violence, but offenses against social status. Gentry liberals fancy they assign social status and police officers are low-status people not permitted to enforce standards against the clientele of gentry liberals. Black chauvinists fancy blacks are an aristocratic stratum not subject to the authority of police officers or random locals defending themselves.

    It was an innovation of the modern world to dismantle the orders of society that anyone who reached their majority might be just a citizen. Gentry liberals are attempting to re-impose orders (while erasing the distinction between citizens and aliens).

    • Agree: BenKenobi
    • Replies: @David In TN
  33. Dr. X says:

    How Much National Press Would Jacob Blake Have Gotten if He Were White?

    None.

    I am personally acquainted with a retired police captain from a large, busy, suburban (90% white) department in the North. He is a VERY credible source.

    About five years ago, there was an incident in which cops were called for a “man with a gun” in the parking lot at a hotel in a busy commercial area near the airport. White cop rolled up and the white subject pointed a handgun at him. Cop immediately shot him dead, ruled 100% justified by the DA.

    It was very likely a case of “suicide by cop.”

    Captain told me that a few days after the shooting, CNN somehow got wind of it and called the department. He said they asked one question: “What was the race of the officer and the race of the suspect?”

    When told that both were white, CNN said “OK, thank you” and hung up.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  34. Charon says:
    @Jane Plain

    Yeah we can pretty much guarantee you that he has even more chidrens, but we most certainly cannot guarantee you that he knows who or where they all are. Nor that he’d care if he did.

  35. dave123 says:

    Steve,

    You should cover the story of Casey Peterson and his stand against the Critical Race Theory HR propaganda at Sandia labs. His youtube videos are good https://youtu.be/zyNW9nlFDBk

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1299008750729097216

  36. Well, exactly! Dozens of white people are shot seven times in the back every day by police death squads, and don’t even make the local TV news.

    In countries with less news censorship, people have a better idea of what is happening.

  37. White guy and white kids, to get any coverage you’d need
    1) All three kids killed by own dad, or
    2) Tense hostage situation unfolds and drags out (TV might like this)

  38. Anonymous[247] • Disclaimer says:

    Poor isteve. Too much time spent on the toilet what with his metformin habit, piled on top of COVID anxiety. The MSM doesn’t cover unjustified police shootings of whites, and the real problem is feminism, cultural Marxism, racism, blah, blah, blah, not the shooters. Idiot cops with no knock warrants breaking down the wrong door and butchering people in their own bed is the fault of some crew cut wearing, obese bull dyke screaming about the patriarchy.

    I drove around for months with an expired car registration because I knew our heroes in blue were too chicken shit to pull me over for fear of getting the flu bug. Some shoot over sincere fear of a physical threat, while most blast away at the first chance because they cant let their license to kill go to waste knowing damn well no one is shooting back. The police have been reduced to a self licking ice cream cone, chasing forfeiture monies, budgets bloated with military gear, same with any state court. Fine after fine to keep the courts running, the malicious threat of jail time leading to plea bargains, and more fines. Anyone who thinks the justice system is broken due to feminism or some such nonsense is an irredeemable moron. The justice system is an ant crusher: it doesn’t have the stones or inclination to go after the big fish.

  39. Anonymous[380] • Disclaimer says:

    So, the police departments go mum and the press goes wild spinning tales of Systemic Racism stalking black men.

    Doesn’t this end up—through adverse media coverage and public pressure—biasing the judge and jury against the accused police office? Self defeating.

  40. Svigor says:

    A interesting question is whether this was a custody dispute over the three kids in the car. Were the three children of Blake’s in the backseat of his SUV his kids with the ex-girlfriend who called the cops on him?

    Yeah that’s actually really interesting, given how fond the judenpresse has been of stating that Blake was “shot in front of his children!!!” Complaining that cops shot a guy for kidnapping his kids “with his children in the car!!!” is right up there with the apocryphal example of chutzpah; murdering your parents then begging mercy from the court because you’re an orphan.

  41. Ragno says:

    Had Jacob Blake been a white skell shot/paralyzed by cops: zero coverage. (High-fives in the newsroom, though. Don’t ask – you know the answer already: EVERY newsroom!)

    Had Jacob Blake been who he is, only his ho-fight had escalated into murder: depends. Did he kill the kids, too? Either way: page 17, column D, local coverage only, and for a single day; three days if he killed the kids as well. Under no circumstances would the story have been picked up even for regional coverage, remaining local for the same reason they will capitalize Black but not white: that sort of thing only encourages white supremacism.

    Had Jacob Blake trapped, killed and partially devoured his white victim(s) selected purely at random: local coverage, followed by haughty denunciation published on the editorial page directed at “hate-addled white supremacists” demanding to know why the perp was described only as “the assailant” and “a Kenosha resident, 29”. Early editions contained the sentence “Okay, that’s it! You don’t deserve to read our newspaper!”, later removed.

    A white van registered to the Open Society Foundation would have dropped off a pallet of bricks and sections of cinder blocks in front of a busy street in the business district regardless, where they would have been thrown at display glass and unlucky passersby “just in case”, according to masked felons arrested and piled into a police vehicle for two or three blocks, after which they were freed and given lollipops by the arresting officers at the first yellow light.

    • Thanks: Mr McKenna
  42. @Art Deco

    Speaking of social status, that pertains to a topic we had an exchange on recently.

    In a 2016 (at an obscure site) interview (https://hazlitt.net/feature/what-wreck-country-was-back-then-interview-jeffrey-toobin) with Jeffrey Toobin on his Patty Hearst book, the interviewer asked Toobin about his ignorance of the Zebra killings:

    “Well, going back to the Zebra killings. There is a book about it, but it’s not very good. There ought to be another one, it’s not for me but it might be for someone. I believe that one or two of the perpetrators are still alive and in prison. One or two have died. Those were some scary guys.”

    The milieu Toobin (and his publishers) is a part of doesn’t want to hear or write about this topic, part of their “social status” is “not knowing about certain things.

    I saw Toobin on CSPAN say much the same thing. Though “it’s not for me” he does acknowledge “There ought to be another one.”

  43. Jesse says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    It’s probably that he was given a break by the courts (for anything from drugs to anger management to sexual offences – that led to a crime) and decided to spit in their faces.

    Diversion may or may not be a good idea. But it has to have teeth to work. If the courts spare you jail/prison time in return for you going to ‘treatment’, it’s perfectly reasonable to make it a felony to not comply, if only because you’ve shown yourself a habitual screw up who doesn’t respond productively to niceness.

  44. @Dr. X

    “When told that both were white, CNN said ‘OK’ thank you’ and hung up.”

    That’s the main criteria, especially nowadays.

    For years I’ve seen liberals whine “True crime stories are mostly about dead pretty white girls. It’s racist.”

    Yeah right. When a dead pretty white girl is the victim (as in Laci Peterson and Natalie Holloway) it does become a National Morality Play. The reason why is the suspects looked like Scott Peterson and Joran Van der Sloot.

    When the suspects look like Lemaricus Davidson and Eric Boyd it does not.

  45. ATBOTL says:

    You know, the more I think about Jacob Blake’s domestic dispute story, the more it sounds like something a white guy of similar social class might get himself into perhaps even more than a black guy.

    That’s a ridiculous suggestion and obviously untrue. Looks like Steve has some unfounded assumptions about working class white people.

  46. @Hibernian

    LOL. The mugshot of hypothetical “white Jacob Blake” appears to be Paul Krugman’s NYT profile pic photoshopped with “gingerized” coloring.

    If Paul Krugman’s evil ginger twin was shot it might actually make the news.

  47. MEH 0910 says:
    @J.Ross

    hbd chick Retweeted:

    • Replies: @bruce county
  48. SF says:

    It is a little ironic that all of the alleged victims shot by Kyle Rittenhouse are white. Left to Right, Anthony Huber, Gaige P. Grosskreutz, and Joseph Rosenbaum, are white. (All have significant criminal records.) Is this getting to be more of an Antifa riot than a BLM riot?
    ore–>http://news4whites.blogspot.com/2020/08/kenosha-all-three-anarchist-rioters.html

  49. “But nobody much cares when angry white men get shot.”

    Something about a squeaky wheel getting the most oil?

    • Replies: @bomag
  50. @MEH 0910

    I guess they didn’t find a cure for cancer in Wakanda.

  51. KenH says:

    If Jacob Blake white then his shooting by police would be local news only and the coverage would be bland and neutral instead of racially charged when the victim is black. Nobody would be questioning the cop using seven shots to subdue the white suspect. He should have followed commands and done what he was told!!

    Fredo Cuomo and Don Lemon would not be hyperventilating about police racism towards white men.

    But all that goes out the window when the cops are white and the victim is a black criminal. Then we’re treated to “the narrative”.

  52. @MEH 0910

    OT – King T’Challa died:

    In a world desperately in need of heroes, one man stepped forward to bring tbem an imaginary one…

  53. bomag says:
    @Jane Plain

    I think it was AIDS.

    Interesting if it was. Gay political power seems to be waning a bit; maybe it is no longer such a badge of honor to have the bug.

  54. bomag says:
    @Prester John

    Something about a squeaky wheel getting the most oil?

    Seems we have a failed wheel that is squeaking no matter how much oil upon it we pour.

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