Kenosha Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man 7 Times: New Protests Against Police Mayhem
An innocent Black man is the victim of police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to the official version, the two women started a fight, and the deceased, Jacob Blake, was the one who broke up the fight before the police arrived.
Video footage of Blake's execution shows that he was unarmed and wanted to get into the car, but one of the officers, whose name was not released, grabbed him by the shirt and shot him 7 times.
BREAKING: Large protests erupting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following an incident where police shot a man 7 times in the back; individual is hospitalized in critical condition, reason for the shooting is unknown. pic.twitter.com/Ig5loRpW3U— SV News ???? (@SVNewsAlerts) August 24, 2020
On the same day, local residents went out to protest, which escalated into riots. The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
The rioters against police brutality began setting fire to cars and getting into fights with the police.
Angry protests erupted in the city of #Kenosha after #Wisconsin cops shot an unarmed black man in the back multiple times.— th1an1 (@th1an1) August 24, 2020
Jacob Blake, 29, is in a serious condition in hospital. pic.twitter.com/TgNXaMxBvp
An investigation into the incident has just begun.
“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,” Evers said, according to Associated Press.
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
I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and our country for far too long.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) August 24, 2020