Jacob Blake Speaks Publicly For First Time Since Shooting

A police officer shines a torch on the broken window of a car after US Marshals shot dead suspected killer Michael Reinoehl

A police officer shines a torch on the broken window of a car after US Marshals shot dead suspected killer Michael Reinoehl

Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot several times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, issued a statement from his hospital bed.

29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The father of six cautions people that life can end in an instant and urges the black community to come together and turn his shooting into something positive.

Jacob Blake said he is in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralysed from the waist down.

The criminal complaint, which was filed prior to the shooting, accuses Blake of third-degree sexual assault, a felony charge, as well as criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Mr Blake, dressed in a blue shirt and yellow tie, entered his "not guilty" plea through his lawyer Patrick Cafferty, sitting in a chair by his hospital bedside.

Blake explained that he deals with pain "every 24 hours".

He added, "It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side-to-side, it hurts to eat. Your life...can be taken from you like this, man", he says snapping his right fingers.

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He starts by addressing the young and old "cats" out there and goes on to tell them "there's a lot more life to live out here", and to be thankful they still have their legs to move around.

How did the shooting occur?

The officer, Rusten Sheskey, opened fire after Blake opened his own SUV's driver-side door and leaned into the vehicle.

Videos of the shooting, which were uploaded online, sparked a series of protests in Kenosha, which turned violent at points.

The demonstrations have coincided with widespread upheaval over the social and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed almost 190,000 people in the United States, the highest death toll in the world.

The scene was filmed by bystanders and the two police officers who were trying to stop or arrest Blake have been suspended.

He also spoke with former Vice President Joe Biden last week as the Democratic presidential nominee said Blake talked about "how nothing was going to defeat him".

Mr Blake raised his hand to greet Loren Keating, a Kenosha County judicial court commissioner, when addressed, saying "Yes sir", when asked if he could hear clearly and whether he understood the terms of his $10,000 signature bond.

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