Jacob Blake’s father tells Chicago Sun-Times his son is paralysed from waist down after police shooting
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that it has spoken to Jacob Blake’s father, and that Blake is paralysed from the waist down after being shot multiple times by the police in Kenosha at the weekend. Jacob Blake Sr says doctors don’t yet know if the injury is permanent.
“What justified all those shots?” his father said. “What justified doing that in front of my grandsons? What are we doing?”
His father said there are now “eight holes” in his son’s body, and he’s paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors don’t yet know if the injury is permanent.
The elder Blake is now making the drive from Charlotte, North Carolina, to be with his son in the hospital Tuesday.
“I want to put my hand on my son’s cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I’ll be OK,” his father said. “I’ll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son.”