Lest We Forget

Jacob Blake

On August 23rd 2020, Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by white police officer Rusten Sheskey in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The police had been called to check on an incident of domestic violence. Jacob Blake, 29, was at the scene trying to break up a fight between two women. When Mr. Blake walked back to his car Rusten Sheskey followed him. When Jacob Blake opened the door of his car, in which his three children were sitting, Sheskey shot him in the back seven times.

Jacob Blake survived but is now permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

District attorney Michael Graveley announced on January 5th 2021 that Rusten Sheskey will not be charged with a crime.