For the first time since he clinched the Democrat Party nomination, Joe Biden’s campaign finds itself on the defensive.
Democrats never thought it would get to this point.
But a jaw-dropping video from one key state is bad news for Joe Biden.
Police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times in the back after Blake allegedly ignored police instructions and reached into his vehicle.
Black Lives Matter riots broke out in Kenosha as terrorists torched a church, smashed car windshields with baseball bats and burned businesses to the ground.
Joe Biden issued a statement siding with the rioters and smearing the police and America as racist while condoning the violence with his silence.
That turned out to be a major mistake.
48 hours later, the Daily Mail published still photos from a cell phone video that showed another angle of the confrontation between Blake and the police.
In the photos, which show what happened before police shot Blake, the officers fail to subdue Blake with a taser after which Blake fights out of the two cops’ attempts to restrain him.
The Daily Mail reports:
The 29-year-old unarmed black man who was shot seven times by a Wisconsin police officer on Sunday was involved in a brawl with several Kenosha cops moments before the shooting.
Amateur video shows the events leading up to the shooting – though the footage is taken from the opposite angle of the initial viral cell phone clip in which Jacob Blake is seen walking toward his SUV before he is gunned down.
In the latest video, Blake is seen wrestling with at least two Kenosha police officers.
In a further report, the Associated Press revealed the witness who took the cell phone video heard the police ordering Blake to drop a knife.
The Associated Press reported that “The man who said he made the cellphone video, 22-year-old Raysean White, said he saw Blake scuffling with three officers and heard them yell, ‘Drop the knife! Drop the knife!’ before the gunfire erupted. He said he didn’t see a knife in Blake’s hands.”
Wisconsin was the first “blue wall” state to flip red on Election Night 2016.
Democrats were counting on winning it back as the cornerstone of their strategy to oust President Trump.
But the video of Blake allegedly fighting with police as well as the scenes of Black Lives Matter rioters burning Kenosha to the ground and hitting a police officer in the head with a brick risk alienating voters.
Former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod warned Democrats that the images of rioters played into President Trump’s message of law and order and could move swing voters back into the President’s column.
“The shooting by police of Jacob Blake was egregious, and adds to a righteous sense of moral outrage about these recurrent horrors. But make no mistake, arson and rioting play right into @realDonaldTrump’s hands and the primal fear message we heard so frequently last night.”
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