Jacob Blake was gunned down by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, prompting anger and protests once again against police brutality toward African Americans.
On Monday, Justin Blake, uncle of Jacob Blake told, “This is like all the black parents talk about that phone call you don’t want to get and we got it. So you have to sort of be strong for each other . Let your faith be great.” He also added, “My prayers go to that family and hopefully we can have some change. I believe it starts in November. We have an opportunity to make change but still it does not stop there even with whatever comes next.”
Three buildings were on fire in Kenosha, Wisconsin as protests continue over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The buildings includes a furniture supply store, an automotive repair business, and a Department of Corrections field office. A dump truck was also set on fire.
The police department did not immediately respond to a request for information on the cause of the fires. The protestors defined an 8 pm curfew coming out for the second night since the Sunday shooting.
Five peoples have been arrested in Minneapolis in relation to the Jacob Blake protests, according to Minneapolis police. One women and four men, were included in the arrest.
The protestors hurtled bottles at the police line, chanting “Black Lives Matter”.
Police threw tear gas into the crowd, dispersing many of the protestors. The smell of tear gas still permeates to the air now.
The District attorney of Kenosha country, Michael Graveley said that he hopes the US Attorney’s office and federal prosecutors would conduct a parallel investigation into the shooting of Jacob Blake.
He also told that the Attorney General’s office and their prosecuting agency had also reached out to officer assistance, I am hoping they will do an investigation that takes place at the same time, which will allow this community to heal sooner because independent prosecuting agencies will be able to make determinations at the same time about whether any criminal charges will be produced.