Shaun King Threatens To Release Innocent Officer Names In Jacob Blake Shooting
Prolific writer and civil rights proponent, Shaun King, sparked controversy after insisting the Kenosha Police Department provide the name of the officer who allegedly shot an unarmed African-American man, Jacob Blake, at point-blank range.
Cellphone footage depicting an encounter between Blake and two unnamed officers went viral earlier this week, as it ended in Blake being shot in the back seven times by one of the officers. Blake is currently alive and under intensive medical care, however he is paralyzed as a result of the shooting.
King took to Twitter to pledge that he would reveal the names of Kenosha PD officers until the police department publicly identified the officer who allegedly shot Blake.
Conservatives led criticisms of King across social media, labeling his tweets as extreme and threatening. Right-wing author and…