From his hospital bed, Jacob Blake, the young black man seriously injured by a white policeman two weeks ago in Kenosha, confides “in pain 24 hours a day”.
The pain is continuous, even when he breathes. Jacob Blake, hit by several bullets by a white policeman in Kenosha (State of Wisconsin) two weeks ago spoke from his hospital bed on Sunday. Despite his injuries, Jacob Blake, who is likely to remain paralyzed from the waist down, told fans he expects “a lot from life.”
The 29-year-old father has warned that everyone can see their lives turned upside down in an instant. “Your life, and not just your life, your legs which you need to move and get ahead in life, anything can be taken from you like this,” he snapped his fingers in. the video released Saturday by his lawyer Ben Crump.
Dressed in a hospital gown, he claimed he had staples on his back and stomach. “It hurts 24 hours a day, it’s just pain,” added the young man whose lower half of his body is paralyzed.
“It hurts when I breathe, it hurts when I sleep, it hurts when I move on one side and on the other, it hurts when I eat”, he confides in this video, viewed over 400,000 times on Twitter. “Please, I tell you, you have to change your lives. We can stand together, raise some money, make things easier for our people, because a lot of time has been lost”, a- he said again.
Riots and Joe Biden Appeal
Jacob Blake was riddled with bullets under the eyes of his three sons as he tried to get into his car. The scene was filmed by a witness and the two officers involved suspended from their duties.
The case revived the historic protest movement against racism and police violence in the United States, and caused three nights of riots in Kenosha.
The tension peaked on August 25 when a 17-year-old young man fired a semi-automatic rifle under unclear circumstances at three protesters, killing two. His arrest the next day brought precarious calm to the small coastal town on Lake Michigan.
The United States has been going through a historic movement of anger against racism since the death of George Floyd, an African-American suffocated by a white policeman on May 25 in Minneapolis. Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden said he spoke on the phone Thursday with Jacob Blake, whose family he met, during a visit to Kenosha in the midst of the presidential campaign.
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