Police Shooting Wisconsin

In this photo from Kenosha County Court video, Jacob Blake answers questions during a hearing Friday in Kenosha, Wis. Blake, who appeared remotely, waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

MILWAUKEE  — Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralyzed from the waist down.

In a video posted Saturday night on Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, Blake said from his hospital bed that, “Twenty-four hours, every 24 hours it’s pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side-to-side, it hurts to eat.”

Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, also said he has staples in his back and stomach.

“Your life, and not only just your life, your legs, something you need to move around and forward in life, can be taken from you like this,” Blake said, snapping his fingers.

He added: “Stick together, make some money, make everything easier for our people out there, man, because there’s so much time that’s been wasted.”

(2) comments

Jack49

I missed the part of Mr. Blake's statement where he apologized for acting like a jerk, said he was sorry to his girlfriend/mother of children for sexually assaulting her, and took responsibility for all the damage he caused to himself and others in his 29 years on the face of this planet. The Black Lives Matters movement may try to make him in to a victim, but the rest of America isn't buying what they are selling. I am not saying that there isn't police brutality in our country, but I am saying that Mr. Blake is not a victim of police brutality. He is a victim of his own conduct, and the more BLM tries to paint it any other way, the more the rest of America sits back, shakes its head, and likely will express their views at the ballot box.

Jimzan

I am sure Jacob Blake will get all the meds he needs...... in prison

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