Jacob Blake’s Dad Says Son Left Paralyzed by Police Shooting
Anger over the shooting led to nights of unrest in Kenosha, Washington, with police firing tear gas at hundreds of protesters who defied a curfew.
- Published 25 August 2020
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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The father of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his son was left paralyzed from the waist down. Blake’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was told his son was shot eight times during the Sunday evening confrontation with police, which was captured on cellphone video and led to two nights of unrest in the city between Milwaukee and Chicago. The father,…