A Wisconsin city where cops shot a Black father several times in the back as he entered a vehicle with his children inside was placed under a state of emergency Monday amid a fresh wave of anti-police brutality and racial injustice protests.
Jacob Blake, 29, was hospitalized in serious condition after the caught-on-video shooting in Kenosha.
The circumstances leading up to the bloodshed were unclear. Witnesses claim Blake was unarmed and was trying to break up a fight between two women when officers appeared to shoot him seven times in the back as he leaned into the SUV where his sons were seated.
“We all watched the horrific video of Jacob Blake being shot in the back several times by Kenosha police,” civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who’s representing the family, said in a statement Monday.