Jacob Blake’s Uncle Arrested At Protest In Wisconsin

Jacob Blake’s uncle was among three people arrested by police during a protest on Sunday (April 25) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Justin Blake and two other men were protesting Rusten Shesky’s, the officer who shot Jacob in the back seven times last August, return to work. 

After a district attorney declined to bring criminal charges against Shesky in January, the Kenosha police department announced earlier in April the officer would return to work, and not receive any discipline. 

Shesky shot Blake seven times in the back in August of 2020, leaving Blake paralyzed from the waist down. The shooting of Blake was captured on video and fueled ongoing protests against police brutality sparked by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others.

Justin Blake was among the protesters who, according to a report by NBC News, sat in front of the entrances of the Kenosha County Public Safety Department in protest. 

Blake and two other people were arrested by police on disorderly charges, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said. Justin was also charged with obstructing an officer. According the report, all three of the men were released on bond on Monday (April 26). 

Jacob Blake filed a federal lawsuit against Shesky last month. 

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