The police have just sent out a photo of the knife Jack Dale Collins wielded at Officer James Walters on March 22nd, prompting the officer to shoot him. An image of the knife was not included in the 456 pages of reports police released yesterday about the shooting.

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So that's settled. It's not a boxcutter. It's an X-Acto knife. Still scary to see someone covered in blood pointing it in your direction, but it's important to specify. Words have meaning.

More on the life and death of Jack Dale Collins here.