Family of Jacob Blake and Attorney Announce Civil Suit Against Kenosha Police Department

Earlier today, the family of Jacob Blake, along with attorney Ben Crump, provided an update on Blake’s condition and announced a civil suit against the Kenosha Police Department.

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has also represented the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery said “This is real, America. This is what we have to endure everyday.”

He continued “For Black America, this is our reality.”

“We are demanding that the prosecutor arrest the officer who shot Jacob Blake,” Crump added, then demanding the officers involved in the shooting of his client be “terminated immediately.”

Jacob Blake Sr, the father of Jacob Blake said “They shot my son seven times, like he didn’t matter, but he matters. He’s a human being and he matters.”