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| October 11, 2021 | 18 Comments


18th Century Flintlock

Federal prosecutors won’t seek charges against white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year

By TODD RICHMOND
MADISON, WIS. — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men.

Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. An Illinois man shot three people, killing two of them, during one of the demonstrations.

State prosecutors decided not to file charges against Sheskey earlier this year after video showed that Blake, who was wanted on a felony warrant, was armed with a knife.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched its own investigation days after the shooting. The agency announced Friday that a team of prosecutors from its Civil Rights Division and the U.S. attorney’s office in Milwaukee reviewed police reports, witness statements, dispatch logs and videos of the incident, and determined there wasn’t enough evidence to prove Sheskey willfully used excessive force or violated Blake’s federal rights.

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Baltimore Sun

Father shoots man to protect his daughter

A Georgia man is in the hospital after he was shot while allegedly attacking his girlfriend, and the woman’s father is one who pulled the trigger. Officials with the Habersham County Sheriffs Office say they were called to home Wednesday evening on reports of a shooting, and when they arrived they found 26-year old Justin Rachal with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

According to deputies, 55-year old Cory Merchant was taken into custody for the shooting, but investigators soon determined that Merchant was acting to protect his daughter from an assault.

After interviewing Merchant and his daughter, investigators determined Rachal had committed “several acts of violence against the victim.” They deemed the shooting “justified” to protect both the victim and the young girl at the residence from further harm.

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  1. KoB says:

    IIRC, the Blake case, Blake had admitted that he attacked the officers with his knife, or maybe his parent (s) pretty much said he got what he deserved. Either way, we’ll be carrying him on the rolls of the FSA for the rest of his life. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    “…wound to the abdomen.” Wonder if Dad was actually aiming a little lower and didn’t account for the rise from the recoil. Lotsa places in the North Georgia Mountains of Habersham County to hide the bodies of dirtbags. Hurt my little girl and I’m gonna hurt you!

    Cool linky on the flintlock “pumpkin chunkers”. Until that tragic boat accident there was a rifled flintlock, in .36 caliber, hanging over the doorway. Accurate as all hell and fun to shoot. Was watching at a Pawn Stars program yesterday and they had a percussion cap version of the “Kentucky Rifle”. Dickhead “expert” was saying, “…yeah, this is the kind of rifle that Daniel Boone killed a British Officer with from 250 yards away during the Revolutionary War.” I just shook my head and tried not to throw my empty Yuengling bottle at my TV set.

  2. Graybeard says:

    With that flintlock, you may only get one shot – but if your aim is good a 0.69″ hole in the bad guy is certain to make him/her rethink life choices, however briefly.

    Perhaps Dad was going for a gut shot – they tend to inflict some memorable pain – or a rapid vasectomy. For the latter a 12ga with #9 shot would be quite effective.

  3. Commissar says:

    That flintlock is a replica by Denix. It is a toy.

    • rgr769 says:

      For once, your comment is factually correct. It is a rather poorly executed toy that won’t be shooting lead balls of any caliber.

    • Hatchet says:

      Toy tanks supposedly sent home from Afghanistan, toy flintlocks, Kindergarten grammar..? Hmmm, do you detect a pattern here, rgr769?! *shrug* Res ipsa loqiter…

      • Commissar says:

        The post office on Kandahar physically inspected your packages before they are sealed for shipment to ensue no contraband when sent.

        They physically search the items themselves.

        The toy tank was rejected for being a “weapon”.

        And this is a toy flintlock. Made by Denix.

        Not sure what you are getting at besides showing you are clueless.

        • Hatchet says:

          Commissar snivels yet again:
          October 12, 2021 at 9:18 am

          – The post office on Kandahar physically inspected your packages before they are sealed for shipment to ensue no contraband when sent.

          Still inept and unable to compose a simple logical sentence… But you try to CLAIM you went to University, right? Fraud.

          – They physically search the items themselves.

          Yup. Belabouring the obvious AGAIN.

          – The toy tank was rejected for being a “weapon”.

          Yup. Belabouring the obvious YET AGAIN..

          – And this is a toy flintlock. Made by Denix.

          You seem to know a helluva lot about toys, Lars…

          – Not sure what you are getting at besides showing you are clueless.

          ‘ NOT SURE WHAT YOU ARE GETTING AT – CLUELESS’? Coming from you, LARS – THAT’S A COMPLIMENT. Thank God your Momma had no children that lived…

    • AW1Ed says:

      Thanks. I’ll just forgo an hour or so of daily ass pain and go back to police tape pics.

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