Jacob Blake Sr, the father of Jacob Blake the 29-year-old man who was shot by the police has revealed his son is in severe pain after being shot seven times by the police.
Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr., gave an impassioned call for changing a system he described as fostering police brutality and racial inequities.
“There were seven bullets put in my son’s back. … Hell yeah, I’m mad,” said Blake Sr. He said he wants to ask the police “what gave them the right to attempted murder on my child? What gave them the right to think that my son was an animal? What gave them the right to take something that was not theirs? I’m tired of this.” He said.
Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey and two other officers were responding to a domestic dispute call last Sunday when Sheskey shot Blake in the back.
Blake Sr. told reporters on Saturday that his son is heavily sedated, but he has regained consciousness. “He’s in a lot of pain, I just wish I could pick my baby up and make it all right.”
He called for Sheskey to be charged and for the other two officers at the scene to be fired.