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Jacob Blake Is Now Paralyzed From The Waist Down + Police Use Force Against Continuing Riots, LeBron James Speaks Out About Shooting

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Jacob Blake’s father gives an update on his son's condition, revealing he's now paralyzed from the waist down. Meanwhile, another night of protests went down in Kenosha and police used forced to try and dismantle the groups of protesters. Also, LeBron James spoke out about the shooting and how scared the Black community is of the police. Get it all inside….

 

Before 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot by police in front of his children last Sunday (August 23rd), he was gearing up to celebrate one of his kids’ 8th birthday. Tragically, that Sunday changed Jacob and his family’s life forever.

That evening, his father – also named Jacob Blake - received word that his unarmed son had been shot eight times by police office officers. Eighteen minutes later, he saw the now-viral video of his son being gunned down.

Daddy Blake told the Chicago Sun-Times that his son is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the horrific shooting. Jacob’s father said there are “eight holes” in his son’s body and doctors don’t know yet if the paralysis is permanent.

Anger and frustration has been growing in Kenosha since the shooting. On the night of the shooting, riots broke out. And they’re continuing.

For the second consecutive night, protestors hit the streets demanding justice for Jacob Blake. Police reportedly responded with force as demonstrators burned cars and set buildings on fire.

Kenosha put an 8pm (9pm EST) curfew in place, but protesters didn’t abide by the new rule. Folks were face-to-face with police – dressed in riot gear - outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse where they threw water bottles and set off fireworks. Also, two city trucks were among the vehicles burned.

Police released tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets in response.

Check it:

 

 

 

 

Earlier yesterday, tensions boiled over during a news conference with Kenosha Mayor John Antarmian. The conference was originally set to be held in a park, but it was moved inside the city’s public safety building. According to reports, hundreds of protesters rushed to the building and a door was snapped off its hinges before police in riot gear pepper-sprayed the crowd.

During Sunday’s riots, a Kenosha police officer was reportedly hit with a brick and knocked out. Video from the scene shows the officer walking next to a police vehicle when the officer suddenly falls to the ground, and multiple other officers run to his aide. Check it:

 

 

The two officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake were recently put on administrative leave.

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When news broke about Jacob Blake’s shooting, LeBron James hopped on Twitter to air out his frustrations and to point out to people who act so obtuse WHY we say “Black Lives Matter.”

"And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted. This shit is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE," he tweeted.

Following the Lakers’ 135-115 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on “Mamba Day,” King James shared his thoughts about the tragic shooting and also honoring the late Kobe Bryant. Peep the clip below:

During the post-game interview, King James opened up more about the shooting, police brutality and why the Black community is scared of the police.

"If you watch the video, there (were) multiple moments where if they wanted to they could have tackled him, they could have grabbed him,” said LeBron. “They could have done that. Why does it always have to get to a point where we see the guns firing?

"And his family is there. The kids are there. It's in broad daylight ... It's just, quite frankly, it's just f*cked up in our community."

He continued:

"I know people get tired of hearing me say it but we are scared as Black people in America. Black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified. Because you don't know, you have no idea. You have no idea how that cop that day left the house. You don't know if he woke up on the good side of the bed, you don't know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed."

Peep his interview below:

No lies told.

Prayers to Jacob Blake and his family! Vote early or on November 3rd, especially in your state and local elections for those who will have a direct affect on your police departments and state laws.

Photos: AP Photo/David Goldman/Jacob’s Family

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