Jacob S. Blake is a 29-year-old African American man who was shot and seriously injured by police on August 23, 2020. During an arrest, police officer Rusten Sheskey shot seven times at his back, with four shots hitting Blake. The incident occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During the encounter, Blake was tasered and scuffled with officers. He was shot as he resisted arrest by walking away and when he opened the driver's door to his SUV and leaned in. Three of Blake's sons were in the backseat. The police shooting was followed by protests, which included rallies, marches, property damage, arson, and clashes with police. Two protesters were also fatally shot in a confrontation with an armed civilian. Blake's name was invoked in protests in other cities as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has seen a resurgence in the wake of high-profile killings by police officers in 2020.
|Time:||c. 5:15 pm|
|Date:||August 23, 2020|
|Participants:||Officer Rusten Sheskey of the Kenosha Police Department|
|Non-fatal injuries:||Gunshot wounds, paralyzed from the waist down, damage to his stomach, kidney, and liver, most of small intestines and colon removed.|
About Jacob Blake
Older brother of acclaimed web stars Justin and Danny Blake, who are best known from the popular app musical.ly.
Hs brothers first became known on YouTube as the Blake Boys in 2015.
His brother Justin became one of the most followed musical.ly stars with over three million followers on his account.
He and his brothers are originally from Minnesota. His brother Danny is agendered.
His brothers have hosted the Blake Boys channel alongside their good friend Damon Blake.
Information related to Shooting of Jacob Blake
- African-American history of Wisconsin
- Law enforcement in Wisconsin
- Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Black Lives Matter
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