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Jacob Blake Sues Kenosha Officer Rusten Shesky Even After Prosecutors Found Justifiable Use Of Force

Jacob Blake Sues Kenosha Officer Rusten Shesky Even After Prosecutors Found Justifiable Use Of Force

Blake alleges violation of his constitutional rights through excessive use of force, and presents a factual scenario at odds with the findings of the Kenosha prosecutor and independent use of force expert hired to review the case.

Both Kenosha, Wisconsin, prosecutors and an outside police use of force independent expert hired by the city found that the police shooting of Jacob Blake by Officer Rusten Shesky was a justifiable use of police force in the circumstance where, among other things, Blake was holding a knife and turned towards Shesky in a sweeping and threatening manner.

We covered the findings, as well as the history of the shooting and subsequent riots, looting, and arson, in Kenosha Prosecutor – No Charges Against Police In Jacob Blake Shooting. Please see that post for the details, including the exhaustive presentation by the prosecutor and outside expert. You can read the written report here.

It was a truly devastating destruction of the false media and activist narrative that Blake was “shot in the back” while unarmed.

Now Blake has filed a civil suit against Shesky. The Complaint (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post), brought by attorneys Benjamin Crump and the Chicago law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. While only Shesky was named, he likely has little money, so Blake pleads that the City of Kenosha would be responsible for any judgment:

7. Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 895.46, the City of Kenosha has a legal obligation to pay damages and costs against Defendant SHESKEY if it is determined that Defendant SHESKEY was acting within the scope of his employment at all material times.

The substance of the allegations are that Blake posed no threat to the officers, was moving away from them, and already had dropped the knife at the time he was shot. The Complaint uses still photos to illustrate the allegations. This all stands in stark contrast to the presentation by the prosecutors and independent expert.

Blake asserts a single Count:

Count I: §1983 Excessive Force

62. Plaintiff BLAKE re-alleges paragraphs 1 through 61 as if fully restated herein.
63. As a citizen of the United States, BLAKE is protected against the use of excessive and deadly force without cause or justification as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
64. As more fully described in the preceding paragraphs, the intentional conduct of Defendant SHESKEY was objectively unreasonable and constituted excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
65. The misconduct described above was undertaken with malice, willfulness, and reckless indifference to the rights of Plaintiff BLAKE.
66. BLAKE suffered catastrophic, permanent injuries as a result of the hereinafter described actions of Defendant SHESKEY.
67. As a direct and proximate result of the use of excessive force by Defendant OFFICER SHESKEY, Plaintiff BLAKE has suffered and will continue to suffer physical and emotional damages which will be proven at trial.


Jacob Blake v. Rusten Shesky – Kenosha – Complaint by Legal Insurrection on Scribd


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The Friendly Grizzly | March 26, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Crump. Figures. Now, who in the Justice Department is backing this suit behind the scenes?

    one of my relatives worked as a consultant to cramp on the breona taylor lawsuit. what i dont understand is WHy the charges against blake were dropped –but why wasnt he charged w grand theft auto [vehicle was not his] and he was trying to kidnap “his” kids–tho he wasnt legally allowed custody!!!

    JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 3, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Chump is another ambulance chaser who deserves to be put out of business.

    The real problem here is that not enough force was used, Blake should have left the scene in a bag.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 26, 2021 at 4:45 pm

. . . brought by attorneys Benjamin Crump and the Chicago law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard.

Other than for publicity can someone find me a case filed by Benji Crump that he has actually won? Because I’ve looked and can’t find any case where he has won. Good publicity for the race hustler though.

Also, is this the way pleadings are going to be presented from now on? With bunches of blurry screenshots included making the whole thing even more drawn out and painful to read than a normal filing?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | March 26, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Johnny Cochrain he ain’t.

    They’re looking for a settlement from the city, along the lines of the $27 million that George Floyd’s family received from Minneapolis. They present their case to the public, where blurry screenshots and false Twitter memes (“Blake was unarmed!” “The cops shot Blake for no reason!”) work to their advantage. They know facts don’t matter to the virtue-signaling, “racial justice warrior” woke-sters, who just repeat whatever bullsh*t they’ve seen posted by their like-minded friends on Facebook or Twitter. All that matters is that a black man was shot by cops. Doesn’t matter that he was violating a restraining order, evading arrest, fighting with cops, and swinging a knife around. He’s a victim of a systemically raaaaacist society, don’t you know, where white cops routinely hunt down and shoot black men for no reason! He deserves millions!

      JOHN B in reply to Observer. | March 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      Any money they collect should be paid to the woman that Blake assaulted.

      “Hey kids, wait in the car so daddy can go rape a woman.”

      CapeBuffalo in reply to Observer. | March 30, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Sorry Observer for downvote, fat fingers this AM., in total agreement with you.

    “How To Become a Millionaire Attorney Without Ever Winning a Case” — by Benjamin Crump.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | March 27, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Crump, rarely, if ever, litigates.

    He specializes in grifting and the nonstop racism narrative until his counterparts crack and pay out a settlement.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 26, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Now Blake has filed a civil suit against Shesky.

No, that isn’t quite true. I’d imagine that Benji Crump convinced Blake with grand talk of big $$ payouts to file a civil suit against Shesky which in actual fact is a lawsuit against the City of Kenosha which actually has all the money.

Race hustlers like Crump just have no shame.

going the Fred Goldman (OJ Simpson civil trial) route I see. second bite at that apple.

    hrhdhd in reply to dmacleo. | March 28, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Goldman won both the civil case AND the mind game with O.J. It was O.J.’s attempt to prevent the Goldmans from getting any settlement money that made him go with two goons to that hotel room in Las Vegas.

Dantzig93101 | March 26, 2021 at 5:13 pm

“brought by Benjamin Crump” says it all.

presents a factual scenario at odds with the findings of the Kenosha prosecutor
“Facts” are racist. And the prosecutor is white. And the cop is white. Therefore, your honor, I deserve my money.

Crump wants paid

chrisboltssr | March 26, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Instead of being fortunate to be alive he is going to try to cash in. Ungrateful *****.

Triple Jeopardy: state prosecution, state civil suit, and federal civil rights suit.

And even if you win all three, you still have to declare bankruptcy to pay all the attorneys.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to clintack. | March 30, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Race attorneys just took their cue from the biggest oppressor of individuals in the “judicial system” , the Federal government!

Diversity racket. Kneel. Beg. Purchase offsets to remain socially responsible, free from hunts, judgments, and protests for an undetermined time.

Until cities force the plaintiffs to undertake the costs of funding a suit and stop the urge to make shakedown settlements this will continue.

If it is a cut and dried situation with the city/PD/LEO clearly at fault then sure cut bait and settle for cost of defense. Otherwise make them earn it the hard way.

Roundheels “I’m proud of you” Harris is unavailable for comment.

Is it wrong of me to hope that this POS is not able bodied any more from his injuries? I hope he no longer has a chance to wield a knife and turn into a monster around children and women.

Clear case of self-defense. Another Crump failure.

First of all, don’t take your fiancee’s car without permission, during a domestic incident. Especially when you’ve crashed two of her cars before in similar situations. And don’t take the kids with you, which could be a potential kidnapping.

Don’t have open warrants, with charges of violent crimes, including sexual assault.

Most importantly, don’t swing an open knife within 2 feet of and toward a police officer, when the officer and two others all have their service weapons fixed on you.

This guy needs a mental health screening, as well as a comprehensive course on Effective Decision Making.

Wherever I see Crump at a microphone I see a short,older man with longish, curly gray hair right behind or near him. Is that Al Sharpton ? He always makes sure his face is seen and his hand is out.