Jacob Blake, the African American injured in the back by a policeman and left paralyzed, he is no longer in handcuffs in his hospital bed. CNN reports it. Blake’s father in an interview had denounced how his son, despite the serious condition and the inability to move, was still handcuffed. According to what is learned, the policemen who guarded the room of the shelter were also recalled. Furthermore, all the charges against Blake have fallen. The 29-year-old, who was shot seven times by an agent in the back, is now conscious and having met his family, the family lawyer said, he cried. “Tired and frustrated”: in a tweet Michelle Obama describes his sentiment towards the Blake case and yet another episode of police violence against an African American, accusing Donald Trump’s White House of fueling “systematic racism”. “How many times have our kids now seen a lack of empathy, divisions, systematic racism. Sometimes they’ve seen it in the news. Sometimes from the Rose Garden of the White House. Sometimes from the back seats of a car,” he said. added referring to Jacob Blake’s children who witnessed their father’s injury
Washington’s cry on the march against racism – At the head of the procession is the father of Jacob Blake, the young African American who was paralyzed after a policeman in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot him seven shots in the back: “My son is in a hospital bed and they keep handcuffed “, was the shocking tale of the man, who arrived in Washington for the anti-racist march organized to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic ‘I Have a Dream’. From which there was once again a cry of anger and frustration at the too many lives cut off by a police now on trial throughout America. “When it’s too much is too much”, Martin Luther King III, Mlk’s eldest son, said, speaking with Pastor Al Sharpton, undisputed leader of the black community. Imposing security measures, an armored White House, the obligation of a mask and social distancing, 50,000 gathered along the National Mall, in front of the stage set up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, just like in that distant August 28, 1963. Then a huge crowd it marked the turning point in the struggle for civil rights.
Today, despite the reduced numbers due to the pandemic, the hope of the movement is to recover the ‘spirit of 63’, to start a season in which America finally comes to terms with a racial question that has never been completely resolved. Political divisions do not help in times of election campaigns. On the one hand, the mantra of ‘law and order’ repeated obsessively by Donald Trump, on the other a democratic party sided with protests but where the left wing also goes so far as to ask for a drastic cut in funds to the police, a position also opposed by the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. However, there is a starting point that unites the various souls of the movement: launching a profound reform, starting with the training and training of agents. The ‘George Floyd Justice in Policing Act’ is ready in Congress, supported by the Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus which brings together African American deputies and senators. A text that also thoroughly rewrites the code of conduct for agents to minimize violations of civil rights and discriminatory behavior based on racial reasons. If on November 3 the dem return to the White House and, as the party hopes, return to conquer the Senate, the road will be downhill.
Jacob Blake, the African American seriously injured by the Kenosha (Wisconsin) police, is now handcuffed to his hospital bed: his family has reported him, according to CNN.
Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake, told US broadcaster that the 29-year-old’s father went to visit his son in Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) hospital, where he is hospitalized, and his heart “broke” when he seen handcuffed. “This is adding insult to injury,” commented Justin Blake. The young man, he continued, “is paralyzed and cannot walk and they keep him handcuffed to the bed. Why?”. As is known, Blake was shot in the back last Sunday by seven bullets fired by a Kenosha policeman while trying to get into his car where his three young children were waiting for him. Within hours of Donald Trump’s renomination, the White House contacted Jacob Blake’s family for the first time. Speaking with his mother, however, was not the tycoon but his chief of staff Mark Meadows, who reported that he expressed the president’s support and appreciated the woman’s “call for peace” in the background. of racial protests. Meadow also said the tyccon saw the video of the shooting.