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White US cop shoots unarmed black man 7 times in back

- Jacob Blake, 29, in hospital; State of emergency declared in Wisconsin
A video of the incident shows Jacob Blake shot in the back from close range by a white police officer on August 23, 2020. Photo: TMX.News
Jacob Blake, 29, was rushed to hospital following the shooting in Kenosha that prompted neighbours and crowds to gather and confront officers at the scene on Sunday night, August 23, 2020. Photo: Facebook
Jacob Blake, 29, was rushed to hospital following the shooting in Kenosha that prompted neighbours and crowds to gather and confront officers at the scene on Sunday night, August 23, 2020. Photo: Facebook
A dump truck that was parked in an intersection so as to prevent protesters from reaching a police station was set on fire on Sunday. Photo: Bmgfamo/Instagram
A dump truck that was parked in an intersection so as to prevent protesters from reaching a police station was set on fire on Sunday. Photo: Bmgfamo/Instagram
KENOSHA, Wisconsin, USA- Nearly 3 months after protests erupted on a global scale after a white Minnesota police officer caused the death of black man, George P. Floyd Jr, by kneeling on his neck, a white cop shot an unarmed black father 7 times in the back in front of his children in Wisconsin on Sunday, August 23, 2020, sparking protests in the US County.

Rioting and looting erupted in the wake of the shooting as the County of Kenosha declared a state of emergency and a curfew been put into effect by authorities.

Jacob Blake, 29, was rushed to hospital following the shooting in Kenosha that prompted neighbours and crowds to gather and confront officers at the scene on Sunday night.

Early Monday, August 24, 2020, family members posted on social media that Blake was in a stable condition at the ICU in Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a statement denouncing 'excessive use of force' by police.

Viral video, protests

As video of the shooting quickly went viral, protesters took to the streets of Kenosha, where police are on high alert.

According to Daily Mail, video obtained from TMX.News shows a large crowd numbering hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Kenosha police station chanting 'Black Lives Matter' and other slogans denouncing law enforcement.

Demonstrators set fire to vehicles and smashed police cruiser windows as they faced off with police, who set off tear gas canisters to try to disperse the crowd.

At least 7 shots fired

The shooting happened at around 5:00pm Sunday as officers were responding to a 'domestic incident,' the Kenosha Police Department said in a news release.

In a video posted on social media Sunday that appeared to show the shooting from across the street, three officers could be seen shouting and pointing their weapons at Blake, who walked around the front of an SUV parked on the street.

As Blake opened the driver's side door and leaned inside, one officer grabbed his shirt from behind and then fired into the vehicle.

At least seven shots could be heard, though it was unclear if more than one officer fired.

Victim’s children witnessed incident

Local reports indicate that Blake's children were inside the SUV and watched as their father was gunned down.

Several witnesses said that Blake tried to break up a fight between two women outside a nearby home, according to Kenosha News.

Before resorting to gunfire, the police attempted to subdue Blake with a Taser, to no avail, it was reported.

Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney, shared video of the incident on his Twitter feed. He noted that the shooting took place right in front of Blake's three children.

'They saw a cop shoot their father,' Crump tweeted.

'They will be traumatised forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to PROTECT us. Our kids deserve better!!'

Crump is the attorney who represents the family of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police in late May.

Floyd's death ignited massive nationwide protests and rioting as millions took to the streets over the course of several weeks to demand the police officers responsible be tried and convicted.

The city of Kenosha is located on Lake Michigan, about 40 miles south of Milwaukee.

29 Responses to “White US cop shoots unarmed black man 7 times in back”

  • US (24/08/2020, 09:13) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Another black man killed. They shot the man 7 times in his back in front of his children. The video CLEARLY SHOWS AS THE MAN OPEN THE CAR DOOR AND WAS BENDING OVER WHEN THEY PUMP 7 SHOTS IN HIS BACK.
    • @US (24/08/2020, 10:07) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
      Maybe he was picking up his gun?
      • opps (24/08/2020, 11:20) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        did you by chance read anything even a lil bit that he had one, they found him with one, found one in the car or he's a license gun owner? While they can find all reason to fear for their life he obviously had none so they can resort to shooting him first. Is that how they were trained? If they suspected there was a gun in the SUV they should have carried out a search and this might not have happened. It is ridiculous how excuses come after you fup.
        • @ opps (24/08/2020, 13:41) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
          He had already been tasered and warned. Had previous for carrying a concealed weapon & resisting arrest. What do you think would happen next?
        • Crazy stupidness and foolishness (24/08/2020, 14:42) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
          A bit like the video of the guy being tasered whilst lying on the ground in the BVI
    • Yes (24/08/2020, 10:19) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
      to reach a gun, why didn't he stop when tazered?
    • bystander (24/08/2020, 10:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He did not die.
    • Hmm (24/08/2020, 11:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are u sure he was killed. The article according to my read, indicates otherwise .
    • Rubber Duck (24/08/2020, 12:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Seven shots fired. Not sure how many hit him. He is not dead.
    • Negro (25/08/2020, 07:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      blacks are killed by blacks all the time worldwide but we don't seem to mind that at all. we only make a fuss about black lives matter when it is whites committing the heinous act on black. hypocrisy
      • HAHA (25/08/2020, 10:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        There's a difference when a POLICE OFFICER, someone who is suppose to PROTECT the community falsely accuse and attack/murder someone just because of the colour of their skin. Do you honestly think that if a white man was in Jacob's position, this would have happened? There's a such thing as being white privileged. How is that hypocrisy? How old are you? Lmao You clearly haven't been around that long.
  • AMERICA (24/08/2020, 09:20) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    They are going to tear up and set Wisconsin on fire after dark. We the People of America is going to run Donald Trump out the White House come November. If he lose this election, which he will and refuse to leave, he will be escorted out by the Military. Donald Trump is responsible for the division of the Country.
    • is that so (24/08/2020, 13:43) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      Trump didnt shoot the guy. Trump didnt start the protest. Trump is not the one tearing up Wisconsin. People need to stop blaming Trump for everything wrong in the US as the people themselves are predominantly evil.

      Its very similar to many christians who commit evils... oh the devil made them do it. HELLS NO! THE CHOSE TO.

      I am not a fan of Trump but you guys are giving him too much power... and the rate at which things are happening in the US, he may very well be re-elected in November.
  • coming soon (24/08/2020, 09:30) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Expect this behavior eventually seeing that they have these police immunity ! And you thought they was bad before most of them have no ties to the BVI that’s why they don’t give you a break
  • Ghost (24/08/2020, 09:41) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    OUTRAGED!!.: may my Father have mercy on them.. our lives may not matter to some of them but we matter to God that is looking and seeing all of the injustices towards us and other non-white races.. even if he was wrong in what he was doing, they didn’t have to kill him.. Vengeance is the Lord’s and He “Shall“ Repay.. time is longer than twine..
  • More news from US (24/08/2020, 09:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was confirmed that the man is still alive. The man children was in the car when he was shot 7 times in his back.
  • Jay (24/08/2020, 09:59) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    This will never stop. We are feared and hated by the other races. Sad but true.
  • Sacrifice.. (24/08/2020, 10:11) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply

    Its time for some serious reaction,, Politicians aint wotking, talking ainy working,..Demonstrating aint working.. Burniing snd looting aint working... its time to defend ourselves differently, be the first to s****.. at lease they wont die alone..

  • Just Checking (24/08/2020, 11:14) Like (1) Dislike (13) Reply
    The white police commissioner here better not try that here
    • lol (24/08/2020, 13:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Negro please what you fairy @ss n@/&/$ gonna do? BVI man is lone hot air and piss......
  • Cleopatra (24/08/2020, 11:38) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    This penis envy has got to stop.
    Nature's creation,black men will always and forever be tops
    Nothing has,will,can never change this.
  • Rubber Duck (24/08/2020, 12:46) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    It should be noted that the US police are equal opportunity killers and in fact shot more white and Hispanic people than black by a long way. Though more more blackpeople per head are shot. The free availability of guns is the cause.

    Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 558 civilians having been shot, 111 of whom were Black, as of July 29, 2020. In 2018, there were 996 fatal police shootings, and in 2019 this figure increased to 1,004. Additionally, the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans was much higher than that for any other ethnicity, standing at 31 fatal shootings per million of the population as of July 2020.
  • respect (24/08/2020, 13:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Police brutality is everywhere. Black and white cops doing it because they can get away with it even in Tola. That taser wheeling cop is a nuisance to people.
  • Get Real (24/08/2020, 13:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The black guy that got shot, partially did it to himself. When an officer give you instructions, you obey. The culture of disobediance is what is killing alot of you youths out there.

    Authority with guns behind you, and you still chose to walk over to your car, open the car door and to do what? What a stupid way to put yourself in critical condition.

    The officers were wrong for discharging a whole 7 rounds of hot lead though. That was excessive, and they should have used the taser instead and not wait till he got to his car.
    • @Get Real (24/08/2020, 17:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      he was already tapered, he knew what would happen but chose to keep actin the big man, look wot happen
  • Nice (24/08/2020, 14:01) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    This should not have been news because tola people say send home all black people and keep d white people bacause thay have money see what happens thay don't like black u all should be a shame
  • Sam (24/08/2020, 16:59) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Black people how send home black people out of their country is racist. Just like the white policeman in the USA. Shooting black people because of racism.

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