Wisconsin Lt. Governor says investigation into Blake shooting isn’t needed, fits pattern of violence against black lives

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Mandela Barnes, the Democrat lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, told media on Thursday that there is no need for an investigation into the Jacob Blake shooting.

“We don’t need an investigation to know that (Jacob) Blake’s shooting falls in a long and painful pattern of violence,” he said. “And this is a pattern of violence that happens against black lives too often across this country.”

Facts are still being determined. It’s a bold statement to say that an investigation isn’t needed and to imply that it’s another example of unnecessary police “violence” against black individuals.