Justice for Jacob Blake: a black man was shot 7 times in the back by a white policeman in front of his three children
Despite the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police violence, racial hatred is still prevalent. Today, an innocent father, who just wanted to stop an argument between two women, was arrested and shot dead in front of his children. But what is wrong with this world? Why this unjustified hatred against people of color?
But what happened?
On Sunday, August 23, 2020, a domestic conflict erupted in a neighboring house between two women in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old family man, intervened to help and stop the dispute between the women from escalating.
In a viral video on the Internet, Blake is seen walking to his car while at least three white cops follow him with guns.
Jacob Blake opened the door and leaned over. That’s when one of the police officers fired seven shots into the father’s back in front of his children, who were inside the car. It’s a surreal and horrible scene to watch. It should be pointed out that the father was not carrying any weapons.
He collapses instantly. His children are in tears and traumatized as they witness the scene where he watches a white police officer shoot their dads in the back, even though he hasn’t committed any crime.
Blake is in serious condition. He’s being rushed by plane to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. It’s a miracle he’s still alive.
Riot in Kenosha town
Riots broke out in the night. Ketosha residents are outraged and sad. They gather and protest against police violence. “No justice, no peace,” residents demand justice for the father of the family. Others are protesting outside Kenosha police station.
Clashes are taking place between protestors and law enforcement.
Breaking News : Kenosha Protesters are at the courthouse now demanding justice for #jacobblake @tmj4 #tmj4 #blm #kenosha #wisconsin #breakingnews pic.twitter.com/wJzf1tqt10
— Gideon WVW (@GidTruth) August 24, 2020
The situation has degenerated so badly that a curfew was enforced by the authorities until 7 a.m. Monday morning.
The governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, issued a statement denouncing the “excessive use of force” by the police.
Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) August 24, 2020
Ben Crump, the lawyer who represents the family of George Flyod, explains on twitter that he now represents the family of Blake.
Confirmed: Jacob Blake’s 3 SONS were IN THE CAR he was getting into when @KenoshaPolice shot him tonight. They saw a cop shoot their father. They will be traumatized forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to PROTECT us. Our kids deserve better!! #JusticeForJacobBlake
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) August 24, 2020
The family of Jacob Blake has retained @BenCrumpLaw. We will seek #JusticeForJacobBlake and his family. We demand answers from @KenoshaPolice. pic.twitter.com/hpOr2tmdif
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) August 24, 2020
What is Jacob Blake’s state of health today?
Jack Blake’s father has stated that his condition is stable. He will survive the 7 bullets he received. But he is paralysed at the waist.
Indignation and strong reactions on social networks.
“What is it that America has failed to hear?”
Before you quote my father concerning #Kenosha and #JacobBlake, study his comprehensive teachings. Start with ‘The Other America.’
Full speech here: https://t.co/GRq5tT5wua pic.twitter.com/COCRzx20we
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 24, 2020
I just found out that Jacob Blake, the guy who was shot 7 times by the cops survived and is stable, I’m truly grateful that he’s alive to tell his part of the story!🙏🏾#JusticeForJacobBlake pic.twitter.com/MEqkJGHa0C
— Nyra_Jenkins (@JenkinsNyra) August 24, 2020
SPEAK UP! HIS NAME IS JACOB BLAKE. SAY HIS NAME. #JusticeforJacobBlake pic.twitter.com/YdrOxH6DSu
— 𝐒𝐲𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚²⁸ 𝐋𝐮𝐯𝐬𝐋𝐨𝐮~𝖘𝖍𝖊/𝖍𝖊𝖗~ (@lou_Larry28) August 24, 2020
tw// police brutality
jacob blake, a father of 4 kids. luckily he did survive but those clearly weren’t the cops intentions. below i have linked a petition and article for you to sign and read. please demand justice for this innocent man #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForJacobBlake pic.twitter.com/zxuHUpn5ov
— coon for timothée (@chlmtafterglow) August 24, 2020