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Citation From the August 25, 2020, edition of Fox News' Outnumbered

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): It wasn't very long ago that we were talking about George Floyd, Katie, and everyone agreed at that time that what happened was unforgivably wrong -- was horrifying to watch.


KATIE PAVLICH (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Well, I think it's very important that we take each of these cases on its own, because the facts are different just based on the location, the police department, who was involved, what the situation was, so I don't think the two cases should be conflated. 

You know, this has already been framed in racial terms but I think it's really important to focus on the facts. We don't know the whole story but what we do know, according to The Associated Press, is that witnesses heard the police saying "drop a knife" while this man was walking away from the police as they had guns drawn to get back in their car. We don't know what was in the car when he got into the car. We don't know what the police officers saw, and yes, the lack of the body camera footage will complicate that. 

We also know, according to The Associated Press, that Blake was charged in July with sexual assault, trespassing, disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic abuse, and there was a warrant out for his arrest. So, these are difficult terms to be working with and I think that the police are being blamed here right away for the situation. 

But I think the other question should be asked about whether Mr. Blake -- whether the police put Mr. Blake in this situation with his children in the back of the car when he was shot, or whether Mr. Blake, who was asked to stop from getting into the vehicle, is the one who put himself in that situation after being told multiple times to stop resisting arrest. So, you know, the racial politics come into this right away, the mixing of different cases comes into it, but the facts that we have now tell a different story than the one that’s being told in a lot of reporting.