Kenosha District Attorney: No charges will be filled in Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake and no charges will be filed against Jacob Blake. Rusten Sheskey shot Blake 7 times in front of his children. Blake is now paralyzed from the waist down.
In 2020, thousands took to the streets to demand that #BlackLivesMatter. Now, we begin 2021 with a shameful reminder that our criminal legal system was not designed for people who look like Jacob Blake and me.
Jacob Blake was armed with a knife, resisting arrest, wanted on a felony warrant, and trying to steal a car with a child in the back. Cops were entirely justified in using deadly force. It's just too bad that Blake won't be locked in prison for the rest of his life as he deserves
I’m trying to find the words for how downright infuriating it feels to have just been about to press “publish” on a piece about the lack of police accountability and Breonna Taylor, only for my editor to tell me I needed to add Jacob Blake in now, too. https://t.co/DGI5YjPZcY