Jacob Blake Archives

Prosecutor declines to charge officer who shot Jacob Blake

January 7, 2021

The Kenosha County District Attorney has declined to file criminal charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake. Rusten Sheskey will not face charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Sheskey, a White officer, shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, seven times while… [Read More]

Thousands march with Jacob Blake family in Kenosha and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Gwen Moore call for change

September 17, 2020

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the family of Jacob Blake, Jr., who was shot in the back in Kenosha, WI on August 23, 2020, was joined by hundreds of peaceful protesters, including Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Congresswoman Gwen Moore to protest the shooting of Blake. Despite violence that had erupted during the week-long protest,… [Read More]

Blake/Rice/Rittenhouse shootings: What is wrong with this picture?

September 3, 2020

After three days of protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake (lower, left and right photos) in Kenosha, WI, things had remained relatively peaceful (with the exception of some outside looters and rioters). That is until the night of Tuesday, August 25, 2020, when things turned deadly after Kyle Rittenhouse (right photo), 17, engaged in… [Read More]