Black men shot seven times by white Police officer in the U.S will need miracle to walk again.

America may not be the land of milk and honey we all thought it was .Tensions are high in the Us over racism and police brutality.Anger continues to mount as more black lives are lost at the hands of brutal white police officers.


On August 23 2020 Jakob S.Blake a 29 year old American Black man was shot from behind seven times by a police officer in Kenosha ,Wisconsin city of about 100,000 on the South Western shore of Lake Michigan.His death falls 3 months after that of George Floyd an unarmed black man who was killed during his arrest in Meniapolis by a white police officer .

Police say they were responding to a domestic insident when they went to the site of Sunday’s shooting but where not willing to give full details of the events. So far its unclear who called the police ,how many officers were involved and what really happened prior to the shooting .

The 29 year old shot as his sons sat in the car walked away from the police officer and leaned into his car when the officer pulled his shirt and fired 7 times while witnesses screamed .

Mr Blake’s shooting comes as the United States brawls with the unjust treatment of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement, as well as wider questions about racism in society .

Lawyer says it will be a miracle if he ever walks again as he has holes in his stomach ,damaged lungs and kidneys . ” He had part if not all of his spinal code damaged ,had his small intestines removed and his arm shot” Said his lawyer speaking to the press at the scene of his death .

On Tuesday Governor Tony Evers said he would send more National troops to Kenosha to protect state buildings.This comes after buildings and cars have been left vandalised following protests over the shooting .

In her Speech, Ms Jackson adressed racism directly and called fo”healing”.

“Do you understand what is going to happen when we fall _because a house that is against each other cannot stand”,she exclaimed.

Footage circulating on social media of the shooting show Mr Blake opening the door and leaning into the car ,at which point one officer grabs his shirt and opens fire.

Wisconnsin’s Departmentof Justice is investigating the incident in Kenosha,while the officers involved have been placed on “administrative leave”.
Mr Blake’s father spoke to the press and said he has no confidence in the investigation.

The matter is controversial as court records depict an open arrest warrant against Mr Blake on sexual assault and domestic abuse charges but police have not said if officers were aware of this when they responded to the call on sunday ,however he was not armed at the time of his arrest and shooting.

Blake is now in hospital in critical conditions with doctors saying he will be paralysed from the waist down. Mr Blake’s father broke down in tears as he spoke to the press amidst protest,” They shot my son like he didnt matter ,well my son’s life matters, he went on to speak emotionally saying” anybody that is white ,that is doing an investigation about a black young man that was shot seven times in his back ,and havent come up with an answer or a comment at this point ,is not welcome!”.

Blakes mother pleaded with protesters to be peaceful saying that Blake would be unhappy if the protests turn violent .

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