On Friday, Jacob Blake’s father said his hour long conversation earlier this week with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris was akin to “speaking to my uncle and one of my sisters.”
His father said, “They were so comforting that you almost forgot how the situation was really playing out. It was like I was speaking to my uncle and sister, literally, literally”.
He added, “Biden kept telling me his own issues with his family, that he identifies with what I am going through. I did not have to keep telling him. He knew. It felt like he knew. It felt like they knew everything that was going on and they did not act like they were in a hurry to go anywhere . They spent time with us and the tears that came from mother in this talk with the Biden’s, that was important.”
Two Kenosha police officers have been placed on administrative leave, and the shooting is being investigated by Kenosha Country District Attorney Michael Graveley’s office and the Wisconsin Justice Department’s division of criminal investigation.
In an interview Blake was asked if he wanted to hear from Trump, he said “Its too late. He should have called four days ago. its too late now.”
Blake was asked, that did Trump had tried to call him or reach out, Blake replied “That’s a negative.”
On Wednesday, Biden said “I told them :Justice must and will be done. You know, our hearts are with his family, especially his children. Its horrible what they saw, watching their father get shot.”
Harris who represents California in the US Senate, called Blake’s shooting as ‘tragic’ and said it ‘represents the two systems of justice in America.’
Trump, when asked about , if he thought the officer who shot Blake was justified, Trump replied, “I am looking into it strongly. I will be getting reports and I will certainly let you know pretty soon.”
A video captured by a witness shows a police officer shooting the younger Blake, 29, multiple times in the back in close range. Blake survived the shooting.
Blake’s father said he is paralyzed from the waist down, although he is unsure if the paralysis is permanent. Blake’s three young children were in the car when he was shot, a family attorney says.