Tuesday night after prosecutors announced the officers who shot Jacob Blake would not face any charges. Blake’s uncle, family, and the Kenosha Community organized a peaceful protest, according to abc7.
Jacob Blake, 29, was shot seven times in the back as he was walking away from Officer Rusten Sheskey. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down.
According to the Kenosha officers, they were responding to a domestic disturbance call. Kenosha police officers are not equipped with body cameras. Still, a bystander captured the confrontation, showing Blake walking away and about to get into the driver’s side of his SUV when Sheskey opened fire.
The prosecutors claim Blake was near a knife when he was shot, and it was found near the footwell of the vehicle. However, in the video, you see Blake walking away, pulling up his pants. If he had a knife in his left hand as they claim he did on the video. How was he able to pull up his pants?
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.