Jacob Blake Paralyzed from Shooting, Protests Continue

(Tuesday, August 25, 2020) – The father of Jacob Blake says his son has been left paralyzed from shooting by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Blake is the African American shot Sunday by officers in the back as his sons watched.

His father, whose is also named Jacob Blake, told the Chicago Sun-Times that his son was shot eight times during the evening confrontation that was partially captured on cellphone video.

The elder Blake says his son is paralyzed from the waist down, though doctors don’t yet know if the paralysis will be permanent.

The shooting has touched off two nights of unrest in Kenosha with protesters clashing with police.  Two of the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.  Blake is listed in stable condition.