Kenosha, Wisconsin, Pigs Shoot Jacob Blake IN THE BACK



It’s happened AGAIN. This time in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city of 100,000 people. Sunday night, August 23, the pigs shot Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, multiple times in the back.

Neighbors said Blake had stopped at a friend’s apartment, carrying gifts for the friend’s 8-year-old son. Three of Blake’s six children, aged 8, 6, and 3. were in the back seat of Blake’s car. Then the fucking pigs arrived.

An eyewitness who captured a video of the shooting told CBS News that before he began filming a cop had Blake in a headlock, another was punching Blake in the ribs and another tased him. Then in the video you see Blake walking around the front of a car towards the driver’s side door and away from the police. Several cops with their guns drawn are following close behind. When Blake opens the door to the car, a white cop grabs Blake’s shirt, and then seven shots ring out as the cops shoot Blake point-blankBlake was taken to the hospital where he is now in stable condition in the intensive care unit. On CNN Attorney Benjamin Crump, who has been retained by Blake’s family, said Blake's children will have to deal with the psychological issues from "seeing their father shot these many times in the back from the people who were supposed to protect and serve him.”

Cops say they were responding to a call about a “domestic disturbance”—the BS excuse used so many other times after the pigs have shot and killed a Black man. People at the scene said Blake was trying to break up a fight between two women. And the video is clear for all to see—the pigs shooting a Black man who was not threatening them at all. Even the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes, had to admit, “Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times in front of his children. And let me be clear, this was not an accident…. This felt like some sort of vendetta being taking out on a member of our community.” 

Within hours, video of the shooting spread across social media—and protest in Kenosha started that night, into the early hours of Monday. Large crowds stayed in the streets, confronting the cops, and there were reports of rocks, bricks, and at least one Molotov cocktail being thrown. Dump trucks and other vehicles were set on fire, and store windows were smashed. The cops used tear gas to try and disperse the protest. On Monday, a press conference by Kenosha Mayor John Antarmian that was originally supposed to be in a park was moved inside the city’s public safety building, which houses the cops and sheriffs. Hundreds of protesters tried to get in the building and snapped the hinges off the door. Cops in riot gear pepper sprayed the crowd. A curfew was declared for Monday night. The Wisconsin governor called in the National Guard to back up the local pigs.

There is outrage across the country, and many people are speaking out against yet another wanton shooting of a Black man by the pigs. There were protests against the shooting of Jacob Blake in other cities around the country on Monday, including in New York City, Portland, and Milwaukee. NBA star LeBron James called for justice in a Twitter post that linked to the video of the shooting: “And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted. This sh*t is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE.”

Jacob Blake



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