Jacob Blake: No police officers will be charged over shooting of black man left paralysed
Jacob Blake, 29, was left paralysed from the waist down (Image: AttorneyCrump/Twitter)
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No police officers are to be charged over the shooting of black man Jacob Blake in the back.
Jacob Blake, 29, was left paralysed from the waist down after a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot him multiple times.
He released a statement from his hospital bed after he appeared in court via a Zoom call in September to plead not guilty to charges of criminal trespass, sexual assault, and disorderly conduct.
Speaking from his hospital bed, he said: "Your life, and not only just your life, your legs, something you need to move around and forward in life, can be taken from you like this, man.
"And I promise you the type of s**t you go through, staples, I got staples in my back, staples in my damn stomach, you do not want to deal with this s**t, man.
Jacob Blake, 29, was rushed to hospital following the shooting
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"Twenty-four hours, every twenty-four hours it's pain, nothing but pain."
He added: "It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side to side, it hurts to eat. Please, I'm telling you, change your lives.
"Stick together, make some money, make everything easier for our people out there, man, because there's so much time that's been wasted."
Jacob Blake with his back turned to officers
The dad-of-six was shot multiple times in front of his three children as he tried to get into a car with them on August 23.
Just 18 minutes after the shooting his dad saw a viral video of the incident in which Blake can be seen walking to his car door pursued by police amid shouts.
As he opens the door bullets fly into his back, prompting him to slump into the vehicle.
Police had deployed Tasers on Blake, which seemed not to have any effect.