Jacob Blake was NOT killed in Kenosha. He is still alive and admitted to holding a knife when the police confronted him. Police were called to that scene because Jacob Blake was kidnapping a child. MSM is still saying Police killed another unarmed black man. LIES ALL LIES.
The perpetual cycle of racialize violence lives because our criminal justice & legal systems sanctions RACIST like #KyleRittenhouse. I’m still processing how 2 were murdered for peacefully protesting a black man #JacobBlake being shot in the back. The message is loud and clear.
Police shots sparked protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After a separate investigation, the district attorney and the Ministry of Justice decided not to charge the police officer who shot Mr. Black.
On January 4, a vigil in support of Jacob Black was held near the Kenosha County Courthouse, the day before the prosecutor announced that he would refuse to bring charges against the police officer who shot Mr. Black.
On January 4, a vigil in support of Jacob Black was held near the Kenosha County Courthouse, the day before the prosecutor announced that he would refuse to bring charges against the police who shot Mr. Black. Credit…Scott
On August 23, 2020, a white policeman fired seven shots in the back outside an apartment building in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was partially paralyzed.
The shooting occurred in front of Mr. Black’s three children, and a video taken by a neighbor was widely circulated on social media. The anger spread quickly, reigniting the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor and other black Americans after encountering the police. Protests for racial justice across the country.
In the days after the shooting, protesters flooded into Kenosha—as did the counter-protesters. An Illinois teenager was charged with intentional homicide after shooting two demonstrators. Professional athletes from several leagues, led by the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, refused to participate in the game and participated in protests.
Four months after Mr. Black was shot and killed, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that he would not bring charges against police officers involved in the shooting. In October 2021, the Justice Department said it would not file federal civil rights charges against the police officer who shot Mr. Black, thus ending the investigation.