After hearing that his son survived eight shots by Kenosha Police, the father of Jacob Blake says that he’s paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors don’t know if the injury is permanent yet.
He told Chicago Sun-Times about his Blake’s condition while driving from Charlotte, North Carolina, to be with his son.
Senior Blake asked, “What justified all those shots? What justified doing that in front of my grandsons? What are we doing?”
“I want to put my hand on my son’s cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I’ll be OK,” the father said. “I’ll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son.”
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Since the shooting, the National Guard was called after protests and fire started throughout the city. Kenosha also has put a curfew in place.
The police department responded to what was named a domestic disturbance when an officer shot Jacob Blake eight times from the back. The story caught national attention when a video of the incident went viral on social media.
Since the shooting, the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave.
Atlanta PD Killed Rayshard Brooks, Police Chief Resigns & Protests Break Out
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GBI released video that shows the moment Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer at a Wendys on University Ave last night. Police say Brooks had taken an officer's taser and pointed it at the officer as he ran. pic.twitter.com/1G8fn03gFV— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) June 13, 2020
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#BREAKING Large crowd gathering outside a Wendy’s in #Atlanta following an officer involved shooting. Police allegedly fatally shot an unarmed black man in the parking lot around 11:30pm. So far, they have only confirmed an officer-involved shooting. Few details. #AtlantaProtests pic.twitter.com/HHgi899Kj2— Eric Wasserman 🦆 "WASS" (@EricWasserman1) June 13, 2020
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Rayshard Brooks.— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) June 14, 2020
A 27 yr old father of 3 girls and 1 stepson. Was celebrating his daughter’s 8th birthday and was planning to take her skating.
His crime? Allegedly sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. Shot 3 times in the back and killed. #RayshardBrooks pic.twitter.com/stKK0h2l2M
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Anonymous has taken action against Atlanta PD for the execution of #RayshardBrooks, we call for the arrest of the two murderers. No more impunity. #BlackLivesMatter #AtlantaShooting #AtlantaProtests https://t.co/jpFhU7T8Ij— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 14, 2020
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In the video, I see a man literally fighting and then running for his life. The ofcr, I can tell you now, will say he felt that #RayshardBrooks was a threat to his life and to others. I know this b/c this has proved so effective for ofcrs who kill innocent Black ppl. Here’s why.— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) June 14, 2020
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The excuses people tell themselves about why its ok to shoot us is exhausting. Drugs”, “drunk”, “wasn’t complying”, “shouldn’t have ran”, “didn’t speak w/respect”, “slept in a parking lot”. The stress levels that black people are functioning in is pure insanity. #RayshardBrooks— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) June 14, 2020
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Officer Garrett Rolfe has been terminated by Atlanta PD in the Officer-involved shooting of #RayshardBrooks. He had been on the job since 2013, according to Atlanta PD. #AtlantaShooting pic.twitter.com/wOO8m8Xc1S— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews) June 14, 2020
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The penalty for sleeping in your car should not be death.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 14, 2020
The penalty for resisting arrest should not be death.
The penalty for running away from police should not be death.
Yet there is too often no penalty for police who kill Black men and women. #RayshardBrooks pic.twitter.com/471GdxGdbp
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Instead of asking: Why did they have to set the Wendy’s on fire?— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) June 14, 2020
Ask instead: Why did they have to murder #RayshardBrooks?
People over property
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Another Black American was killed by police today, this time at a Wendy’s in Atlanta. #RayshardBrooks, who did not have any lethal weapons, was running away from the police when he was shot.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 14, 2020
But the below is what @realDonaldTrump wants to tell the American people at this time. https://t.co/74YoG8awzr
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Imagine if someone checked to see if #RayshardBrooks was okay, offered him water, food, checked to see if he was hurt or homeless. Sleeping in your car in the Wendy’s drive thru is inconvenient, not a threat. The police don’t need to be called for everything. #BlackLivesMatter— Jared Barnes (@MrJaredBarnes) June 14, 2020
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How white people acted after a jury somehow acquitted (black) O.J. Simpson of the brutal homicide of two (white) people, Ron and Nicole, a bloody double execution that evidence showed Simpson clearly committed...#RayshardBrooks #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/ED0VkLHvEC— Larry Elder (@larryelder) June 14, 2020
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