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From New York to Seattle, the Black Lives Matter movement took to the streets in protest against police brutality against African Americans and minorities. The demonstrations have degenerated into violence and looting. The governor of Wisconsin has deployed hundreds of police officers. “That’s not enough. You have to act quickly. It has to be called the National Guard. This all has to stop,” Trump tweeted.
Jacob Blake was about to get back into the car in which his three sons (3, 5 and 8 years old) were, witnesses of the tragedy, after having had a clash with the two policemen. The video, taken from a cell phone, shows the 29-year-old trying to get into the driver’s seat when an officer pulls him by the vest and is then fired at seven shots. It happened on Sunday afternoon in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Now the man is in the hospital. He will survive, but without the use of his legs.
“I didn’t shed a tear. I stopped crying a long time ago. I’ve seen my people being killed by the police for years,” said Blake’s sister, Letetra Widman, in a video that went viral on social media. She says she’s sorry. Well, don’t be. Because what happened has been happening to my family for a long time. Everyone killed by the police is my family. I’m not sad, I’m not sorry. I’m angry. “
Jacob’s mother pleaded for peace. Julia Jackson he demanded that the riots and destruction stop. Looting and violence, he said, do not reflect our family values. “If Jacob knew what’s going on, he’d be very sorry. So I ask everyone in Wisconsin to stop for a moment and examine their heart. We need healing. “
Mrs. Jackson went to visit her son in the hospital. The first thing he said to her was “sorry”. And then that “it does not want to be a burden on the family. I want to be with my children and I know I will never walk again”.