14 Apr 2021

Jacob Blake Snr: ‘It’s larger than George, Daunte, Jacob and Breonna’

Last August, Jacob Blake’s 29 year old son, also called Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in front of his children and left paralysed by a police officer in Kenosha as he resisted arrest and was in possession of a folding pocket-knife.

It led to massive protests in which two people were killed.

That officer, Rusten Sheskey, did not face any charges or disciplinary action and has just gone back on duty.

We asked for Jacob Blake Snr’s thoughts on the protests over Duante Wright’s killing in Minneapolis.