Jacob Blake has released a video message from his hospital bed. Ben Crump, his attorney, tweeted the video.
In the video, Blake says “I just want to say, to all the young cats out there and even the older ones, there’s a lot more life to live out here man.” He continues “Your life, and not only just your life, your legs can be taken from you like this.”
Blake later says “You do not want to have to deal with this. Please I’m telling you change your lives out there. We can stick together, make some money, make everything easier for our people.”
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 6, 2020
During his visit to Kenosha, Joe Biden spoke to Jacob Blake over the phone and met with his family.
Blake was shot by police in a controversial encounter that caused a firestorm and is paralyzed from the waist down. The Wisconsin DOJ said there was a knife in Blake’s car and he failed to yield to the officer’s verbal commands to stop while walking towards his car.
The NY Post reported the cops involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake were trying to arrest him for alleged sexual assault.
Per the NYPost the victim, who is only identified by her initials in the paperwork, told police she was asleep in bed with one of her children when Blake came into the room around 6 a.m. and allegedly said, “I want my sh-t,” the record states.
She told cops Blake then used his finger to sexually assault her, sniffed it and said, “Smells like you’ve been with other men,” the criminal complaint alleges.
The officer who took her statement said she “had a very difficult time telling him this and cried as she told how the defendant assaulted her.”
According to USAToday “The charges — which have not gone to trial — stem from a May 3 incident in Kenosha County. A woman Blake knew told police he came into her house about 6 a.m., sexually assaulted her and then took a debit card and car keys before fleeing in her vehicle, according to a criminal complaint. Contrary to many social media claims, the woman involved in this case was an adult.
A warrant for Blake’s arrest was filed the day after the criminal complaint, online court records show.”