‘Nothing but grief’: Jacob Blake speaks for the first time since he was shot by police

Jacob Blake has spoken in public for the first time since becoming a police officer Shot him seven times in the back. The 29-year-old says he is constantly suffering from shooting, which doctors fear will paralyze him from the waist down.

In a video posted on Twitter on Saturday evening “Every 24 hours it hurts, nothing but pain,” Blake said from his hospital bed, through his family’s lawyer, Ben Krump. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side to side, it hurts to eat. “

The father of six, Blake, said his back and abdomen were the main ones.

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# Jacob Black Reminding everyone how precious life is, he released this powerful video message from his hospital bed today. #Justiceforjecoblack pic.twitter.com/87CYlgPDBj

September 6, 2020

“Your life, and not just your life, but your feet, you need to move on and move on in life, it can be taken away from you this way,” Blake said, breaking his fingers.

He added: “Stick together, make some money, make everything there easier for our people, man, because so much time has been wasted.”

Black, who is black, was shot in the back by a white police officer after 23 police gusts left three police officers trying to arrest him. The officer who shot him was Rusten Shesky, Blake opened the driver’s side door of his car and fired after crashing into the vehicle. There was shooting Captured on video and posted online, Sparkling Many nights of protest and unrest In the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, about 100,000 between Minowaki and Chicago.

Shesheki and other officers who were at the scene were placed on administrative leave Wisconsin Department of Justice. None of them have been charged.

Blake, who had an arrest warrant on the shooting, pleaded not guilty Friday to sexual assault on a woman in May and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Blake appeared remotely via video conference conference from his hospital bed, wearing a dress shirt and tie. He spoke only to answer the judge’s questions.

The state Department of Justice said a knife was found in Blake’s vehicle, but did not say whether he held it when officers tried to arrest him.

Raisin White, 22, who made the widely-seen cellphone video of the shooting, said he heard Blake scuffle with three officers and “drop the knife” before the shooting began. He said the knife was not visible in Blake’s hand.

The Kenosha Police Union said Blake had a knife and refused an order to release him. Blake fought with police, including one officer who was placed in the headlock, the union said. Police used a tweezers twice, which did not stop Blake.

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