Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden attended an event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, and while at the event, declined to lay out his tax plan because he said, “They’ll shoot me.”
“The tax cut for the top one-tenth of one percent, which is 1 trillion, 350 billion dollars, that’s done nothing to help anybody,” Biden said. “Nineteen corporations making a billion dollars a piece don’t pay a single a penny in taxes. I’m not [wanting] to punish anybody, but everyone should be pay a fair share.”
“And I can lay out for you—I won’t now because they’ll shoot me,” Biden continued. “But here’s the deal: I pay for every single thing I’m proposing without raising your taxes one penny. If you make less than 400 grand, you’re not going to get penny tax and you’re going to cut a tax cut if you make under 125,000 dollars. So, it’s not we can’t do this, we haven’t been willing to do this, but I think the public’s ready.”
Joe Biden is Kenosha says that he can't lay out all his plans in more detail because if he goes on any longer "they'll shoot me." pic.twitter.com/N33k3wyuJl
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 3, 2020
Biden made the remarks at an event after meeting with the parents of Jacob Blake, who was shot over a week ago after he resisted law enforcement officials and attempted to enter a vehicle. Officials recovered a weapon in the vehicle.
Attorney General William Barr told CNN during an interview on Wednesday that Blake “was in the midst of committing a felony and he was armed” when police shot him.
The New York Post highlighted additional background information about the incident in a report published last week:
Blake, 29, was forbidden from going to the Kenosha home of his alleged victim from the May 3 incident, and police were dispatched Sunday following a 911 call saying he was there. …
Blake is accused in the criminal complaint, which was obtained by The Post, of breaking into the home of a woman he knew and sexually assaulting her.
The victim, who is only identified by her initials in the paperwork, told police she was asleep in bed with one of her children when Blake came into the room around 6 a.m. and allegedly said, “I want my sh-t,” the record states.
She told cops Blake then used his finger to sexually assault her, sniffed it and said, “Smells like you’ve been with other men,” the criminal complaint alleges.
The Kenosha Professional Police Association (KPPA) said in a statement last week that the officers who responded to the scene were aware of the warrant that had been issued for Blake’s arrest.
“Mr. Blake was not unarmed. He was armed with a knife,” the statement added. “The officers did not see the knife initially. The officers first saw him holding the knife while they were on the passenger side of the vehicle. The “main” video circulating on the internet shows Mr. Blake with the knife in his left hand when he rounds the front of the car. The officers issued repeated commands for Mr. Blake to drop the knife. He did not comply.”
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