Jacob Blake Biography
Jacob Blake is a 29-year-old black man who was shot 7 times in the back by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. The police department alleged that the officers were responding to a “domestic incident.” According to his brother, he underwent surgery and is in the ICU.
Jacob Blake Age
Blake is 29 years old as of 2020; he was born on April 30, 1991.
Jacob Blake Fiance
Jacob is engaged although the name of the fiance is unknown.
This is Jacob Blake. His fiancé shared these photos with us. He’s 29 and a father of three. His fiancé says he is a security guard. pic.twitter.com/IxaK9DUaYc
— Stephanie Haines (@TMJ4Stephanie) August 24, 2020
Jacob Blake Shooting
Jacob Blake is a 29-year-old black man who was shot in the back by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. The police department alleged that the officers were responding to a “domestic incident.”
According to the video recorded by a bystander, multiple officers could be seen following Blake from the passenger side of a car toward the driver’s door, which he started to enter. An officer who was closely trailing Blake then grabbed and pulled Blake’s T-shirt from behind with one hand while holding a gun in the other. After that, seven shots could be heard.
According to Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney said that Blake’s three sons were in the car when the shots were fired.
Confirmed: Jacob Blake’s 3 SONS were IN THE CAR he was getting into when @KenoshaPolice shot him tonight. They saw a cop shoot their father. They will be traumatized forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to PROTECT us. Our kids deserve better!! #JusticeForJacobBlake
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) August 24, 2020
According to WTMJ-TV protests began at the scene of the shooting and moved to outside the police station on Sunday night, adding that some fires were set in dumpsters and in a nearby car lot. The police announced a curfew until 7 a.m. on Monday.
Governor Tony Evers released a statement in regards to the shooting;
“Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries. While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.
We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country—lives like those of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Dontre Hamilton, Ernest Lacy, and Sylville Smith. And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites.
I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and our country for far too long.”
Jacob Blake Alive
Jacob is alive and according to WTMJ-TV reporter Lauren Linder reported that Blake’s brother said Blake had surgery and was in the intensive care unit.
#UPDATE: Jacob Blake’s brother tells me Jacob is still fighting for his life. He says he just got out of surgery and is in the ICU.
— Lauren Linder (@lauren_linder) August 24, 2020
Jacob Blake Record
Blake has a criminal record dating 2015 when he was arrested abd later left on bail. Racine police say K9 Dozer had to help officers take a man into custody when the man refused to go quietly into custody after he pulled a gun at a local bar. The charges alleged that he was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of resisting arrest causing a soft tissue injury to a police officer and one misdemeanor count each of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, endangering safety-use of a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct.
According to the criminal complaint, Blake and two women were at the Brass Monkey tavern, 1436 Junction Avenue, when Blake got into an argument with another patron and pulled a black handgun. Blake pointed the gun at the other man, and the magazine fell to the floor. The bartender told Blake to leave, and he did but then pointed the gun through the window at patrons inside the bar before walking south on Junction Avenue.
Jacob Blake Dead
Jacob is not dead, according to his brother he underwent surgery and is in the ICU.
Jacob Blake Full Video – Jacob Blake Shooting Video
Wow. This Black man was shot several times in the back by @KenoshaPolice today. He was getting into his car after apparently breaking up a fight between two women. He’s in critical condition now. We demand JUSTICE! #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/I1reDEp4nw
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) August 24, 2020