KENOSHA, Wis. — Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King is now threatening to identify random officers of the Kenosha, Wisconsin police force following the officer involved shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.
In a tweet Tuesday evening, King expressed anger over the department’s delay in identifying the officers seen on video shooting Blake as he reached into his vehicle to retrieve what they believed was a gun.
“To the Kenosha Police Department,” King tweeted,
“If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him.
Your protection of his identity is unethical.
What’s his name?”
King, dubbed “Talcum X” by some on social media due to his identifying as a black man despite his Caucasian heritage, has been vocal in attempting to “out” the officers involved since the shooting on Sunday night.
“Lots of speculation. WHAT IS HIS NAME?,” King tweeted before beginning to release the names of Kenosha officers. “That this man did THAT and we still aren’t 100% sure of his name is outrageous. That man is somewhere deleting all of his racist social media posts, cleaning up his whole life.”
In another tweet King identified officer Luke Courtier, saying “Police could end this right now.”
On Wednesday, King began hypothesizing conspiracy theories claiming Kenosha police collaborated with “white supremacists” ahead of Tuesday night’s riots, driving protesters toward armed counter-protesters to be gunned down.