Jacob Blake Paralyzed After Shooting, Lawyer Updating His Condition
12:26 p.m. PT – the lawyer of the family of Jacob Blake, Ben crump, is holding a 1 p.m. PT press conference from the Kenosha County Courthouse to provide an update on Jacob’s condition … and TMZ is broadcasting live.
Crump and Jacob’s family will also discuss their plans to move forward after the shooting.
Jacob blake is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a gunshot in the back by a cop in Kenosha, WI … says his father, who is upset and wants answers.
Jacob’s father says doctors don’t know if his son’s paralysis is permanent, but he’s on his way from North Carolina to the hospital to be with him. The father says that in addition to being paralyzed, Jacob has “eight holes” in his body from the shooting … although police have reported that he was shot seven times.
Jacob’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times that he spoke to him on Sunday morning and that Jacob was getting ready to celebrate his son’s 8th birthday. Then, later that night, he learned that Jacob had been shot and was fighting for his life … and then he saw video of the incident.
The father asks … “What justified all these blows? … What justified doing this in front of my grandsons? What are we doing?”
The shooting on another unarmed black man sparked more and more protests on Sunday evening in Kenosha, which escalated into violence … including a police officer be knocked out cold.
The unrest continued on Monday and a peaceful protest march through the city was again followed by violence and arson in buildings after dark.
As we reported … Blake was shot 7 times in the back as he pulled away from the cops and tried to get into his SUV. His partner and the couple’s 3 children were in the back seat of the vehicle screaming when the police shot him dead. We are told that they are severely traumatized by what they saw.
Raysean White via TMX.news
A alternative angle of the shooting shows Jacob appeared to be involved in a scuffle with officers before getting up and walking towards the driver, where he was shot. A witness claims to have heard the cops say that Blake had a knife as they pointed their guns … but in fact, he was not armed.
Originally posted – 6:57 AM PT
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