Jacob Blake is a 29-year-old African-American man who was shot and incapacitated by police in August 2020. Kenosha police reacted to a 9-1-1 report where “a complainant said Blake should be there, and that he had taken the complainant’s keys and would not give them back”. As indicated by an observer, Blake pulled his vehicle up almost “six or seven ladies yelling at one another on the walkway” and “Blake didn’t utter a word to the ladies”. Blake’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said Blake “was endeavoring to de-raise a battle between two others when officials showed up at the scene”, and that Blake attempted to enter his vehicle to keep an eye on his three children inside.
Officials endeavored to repress Blake and utilized a taser on him. An onlooker who recorded a video of the episode heard police hollering “drop the blade”, and furthermore stated, “I didn’t perceive any weapons in his grasp, he wasn’t being fierce”. After an underlying fight, Blake strolled to the driver’s side of his vehicle followed by Sheskey and another official with guns drawn.
Who is Jacob Blake?
Jacob S. Blake is a 29-year-old man who was shot by police in August 2020. He was hit by four of seven shots discharged at his back during capture by cop Rusten Sheskey. The occurrence happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 23, 2020, as officials were endeavoring to capture Blake. During the experience, Blake was tasered and fought with officers. He was shot as he opened the driver’s entryway to his SUV and inclined in. Three of Blake’s children were in the secondary lounge.
Sheskey endeavored to get Blake, and when Blake opened the driver’s side entryway and inclined in, Sheskey got him and discharged seven shots towards Blake’s back. Crump said Blake was hit by four of the seven slugs. In a public interview on August 26, 2020.
Jacob Blake – The new prey of Police Brutality in Kenosha
The cases of Police Brutality are evident in the United States, blacks are being ill-treated and are preassumed to be criminals many times. As from the outsider point of view, all it appears to be is a case of adrenaline rush among the policeman who fired 7 shots at blake without even trying to escalate the case and issue properly.
Jacob Blake’s Family is well known for activism in their area, Jacob’s grandfather was a prominent leader and a minister in Chicago. Considering the prestigious family history, it makes it more suspicious that what bad was Jacob really up to, that police had to shoot 7 shots to arrest him?
Jacob Blake Live Updates
Not much about the health of Jacob is known as of now, but as per the latest reports Jacob is alive and stable, the lower part of his body has been paralyzed and doctors are yet to declare if it’s permanent or temporary. Jacob also suffered heavy bullet wounds around his arm and stomach and is struggling for life. His father in an Interview said that Jacob has been handcuffed even around his bed.
Considering the long and prestigious history of community activism of Jacob’s family it makes it more suspicious that why was he shot so ruthlessly? however the reality can be just opposite, it is upon the legal bodies that how the justice is served.