“And while I understand everyone’s angry and they want to see justice served, justice will be served through nonviolent ways because that’s the way life is and should be.”. Stars are calling for justice and weighing in on Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back multiple times by police in Wisconsin. The fourth defendant–a juvenile girl–faces a count of battery in juvenile court. Image: ayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. Indeed, the boy showed up to a rally held in his honor, though he declined to speak. Like he didn't matter. Jacob Blake," echoling Widman's sentiments. "It requires all of us collectively to use our voices, our hands," Ross said. Chase M. Passon, 18, was accused of being the “primary aggressor,” and faces battery, disorderly conduct, two counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, and possession of MDMA. Staff Writer. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/sGkNlnkxhu, — Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) August 24, 2020, Peaceful protesters marched all over the country to call for more change after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.https://t.co/wnUfRyz873, In addition to protests in Kenosha, protests happened across the country Monday night, including in Portland, San Diego, New York, Minneapolis, and Denver.https://t.co/m6ZgnldLbF, — Ryan Jenkins (@RyanJenkins_TV) August 25, 2020. were responding to a domestic violence incident, is launching an investigation into the shooting, which will help protesters in Kenosha with bail and getting in touch with attorneys. ), #JakeBlake broke up a fight. This directory has more phone numbers for the city of Kenosha. Blake, a Black 29-year-old man, was tasered and then shot at least seven times at close range in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday evening after he tried to get into an SUV. "If Jacob knew what was going on as far as that goes, the violence and the destruction, he would be very unpleased," his mother said, encouraging those in Wisconsin to "take a moment and examine your hearts.". Blake is currently paralyzed with a severed spinal cord, shattered vertebrae, holes in his stomach, and nearly all of his colon and small intestine have been removed, his attorneys said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. A post shared by Oprah (@oprah) on Aug 26, 2020 at 6:30pm PDT. If you're tired of yet another shooting of a Black person by police and you want to do something, you're not alone. [email protected]. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. And if we all don't stand up, it won't change.". Please, let us lift them up in the light of goodness and hold them there.". Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to call attention to racial justice issues and show support for Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police Sunday in Wisconsin. What will it take? Justice For Jacob Blake. Something’s got to change. “We are aware of the large amount of threats that have been directed towards the suspects and their families in this case and will follow up on those threats,” police said. He's a human being, and he matters," his father, Jacob Blake Sr. said at the press conference. Graphic video that circulated online earlier this week showed Blake walking toward his car, followed by an officer who had a weapon drawn. Uncle. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $1 million of the fund's $2 million goal (which continues to climb from its initial $250,000 goal) has been raised. The Kenosha police department said officers were responding to a domestic violence incident — but Blake's attorney said he was trying to "deescalate" the situation. "Thank you all for being the change we want to see. Winfrey forewent appearing on the cover of her namesake magazine for the first time in 20 years, instead featuring a photo of Breonna Taylor, the young Black woman who was fatally shot by police who stormed into her home on March 13. "Today and everyday I celebrate and am inspired by the leadership and activism of the women in the @wnba," Union wrote Wednesday. Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down.The United States of America continues to dehumanize Black lives.Racism & the multi-faceted trauma of slavery didn’t evaporate with a proclamation.“America is not a racist country” is an impediment to Truth, Love and Justice. Mashable, MashBash and Mashable House are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. The alleged victim has been publicly identified as Jacob. HUMAN. A new video released on Tuesday, filmed before the shooting from a nearby yard, appears to show Blake on the ground next to the passenger side of the car before he gets up to walk over to the driver's side. Son. Cousin. ", She added: "Jacob is your brother as he is my brother. Jacob Blake. Here we are again, demanding justice for yet another Black man. Teams from the National Basketball Association, Women's National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer all boycotted games Wednesday in protests against racial injustice. "Voting is a part of it, protesting is a part of it, being clear about the systemic change that we want to occur is part of it. ", Contributing: Jordan Culver, USA TODAY and Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jacob Blake: Celebs call for justice through their social media. “Officers reviewed the video which showed a defenseless male being beaten by another male,” officers said. Although the officers involved in Blake's shooting were put on administrative leave, you can still call or email local officials in Kenosha to demand they are held fully responsible: Kenosha City Attorney⁣⁣:262-653-4170⁣⁣; Email: webcityattorney@kenosha.org or City Attorney Edward Antaramian at eantaramian@kenosha.org. In front of his kids. I demand that [what you think should happen]. The September issue, available now, is focused on anti-racism and white privilege. The actress also shared resources on how to ensure you're registered to vote, how and where you can vote early and when polls open. The victim was sent to a hospital and was recovering, officers said. We all have a part in this and it can't just be one person or the other. (It's unclear if just one officer shot Blake or if another at his side did as well. We're using cookies to improve your experience. Make dua for his family and take action: Blake’s family created a GoFundMe to help them with medical bills, legal fees, support for his six children, and the cost of therapy. Please, let us lift them up in the light of goodness and hold them there. Below are ways you can help Blake and propel justice forward. You never let up in the quest for equality, accountability and real radical change. identified the officer who shot Blake as Rusten Sheskey, Kevin Hart, Tracee Ellis Ross, more stars show support for Jacob Blake after police shooting, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. There’s no progress without humanity. AD Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to call attention to racial justice issues and show support for Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police Sunday in … Jacob Bake, another young man shot by police, in front of his children. Blake's family set up a GoFundMe to pay for his medical bills, legal expenses (renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump is representing Blake), support for his children, and other costs. A GoFundMe started to raise funds for Jacob’s medical bills raised over $14,200 out of a $5,000 goal as of Sunday night. By now, you've probably heard of Jacob Blake, but you may not know all the details — and what exactly you can do to demand justice. — Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 25, 2020. You can text too. ", "Unbelievable we’re here again," he tweeted. Action Alerts, Black Lives Matter. Three adults and a juvenile girl were arrested in Eau Claire, Wisconsin after Snapchat footage showed a brutal beating. If you want to do something while the investigation unfolds, there are opportunities to help. Ruby M. Jimenez-Nevarez, 18, and Alexis M. Strenke, 18, each face a count of battery. Resource/Action Guide. More: Kevin Hart, Tracee Ellis Ross, more stars show support for Jacob Blake after police shooting. While the protests started out peacefully on Monday evening, some in the crowd threw water bottles at police, the Wall Street Journal reported. Have a tip we should know?