TSR Updatez: Jacob Blake was shot several times by Wisconsin police officers on Sunday, as he went to open his car door. As we previously reported, Ben Crump confirmed that Jacob is indeed alive, and his father has revealed that he is paralyzed from the waste down.
According to BBC News, Jacob Blake Sr. spoke with the Chicago Sun Times and said his son had “eight holes” in his body. After undergoing surgery, he says his son is now paralyzed, and doctors are unsure whether or not it is permanent.
“I want to put my hand on my son’s cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I’ll be OK,” he said to the newspaper. “I’ll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son.”
Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, spoke out about the incident as protests began to erupt across the city. He expressed his support to the Blake family, and says the officer’s choice to use excessive force on Jacob is unacceptable.
“While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country,” he says. “We stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites.”
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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ Yesterday, viral footage showed an unarmed black man being shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Now some updates have been made available following the horrible incident. _____________________________________ Wisconsin Governor, #TonyEvers, spoke out about the incident, in which he identified the victim as #JacobBlake. He said, “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. While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.” He continued to speak against the officers’ excessive force and added, “We stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites.” _____________________________________ Attorney #BenCrump will be representing Jacob’s family and released a statement where he confirmed that Jacob is still alive. He said, “Their irresponsible responsible, reckless, and inhumane actions nearly cost the life of a man who was simply trying to do the right thing by intervening in a domestic incident. It’s a miracle he’s still alive.” Following the shooting, many residents took to the—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (: @cbs58news)
As we previously reported, witnesses reportedly recount Jacob Blake was trying to break up a fight Sunday morning, to which the police were called. Shortly after authorities arrived, cellphone footage shows Black walking to open his car door before being shot in the back by police.
Please keep Jacob and the Blake family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, Roomies.
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