(Washington) The father of Jacob Blake, an African American seriously injured by a white policeman in Kenosha, Wis., Claimed on CNN Friday that his son was handcuffed to his hospital bed.
France Media Agency
When he regained consciousness in a hospital in the suburbs of Milwaukee, where he has been treated since a police officer fired seven times in his back at close range, the young man of 28 years old, says his father, turned to him sobbing.
“‘Why have they shot me so many times?’ He asked him according to him. “And I said, ‘Big boy, they weren’t supposed to shoot you at all.'”
Jacob Blake Sr. – both men have the same first name – doesn’t understand why his son, probably crippled for life, is tied to his hospital bed .
“Why this cold steel on my son’s ankle?” “, He asked on CNN. “He can’t get up, even if he wanted to.”
Democratic Governor of Wisconsin Tony Evers regretted during a press conference that Jacob Blake could be handcuffed.
“I wish we could find a better way to help him recover,” he said. “It seems counterproductive to me.”
Three months after the death of George Floyd, an African American suffocated by a white policeman on 25 May in Minneapolis, the Jacob Blake affair has revived in the United States a large protest movement against racism and police violence.