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‘Wake up, Kenosha’: protesters rally after officer in Jacob Blake shooting avoids charges



Decision not to charge officer for shooting Blake seven times in the back sparked anger in Wisconsin although the march was peacefulProtestors marched in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night to express outrage over the decision not to charge a white police officer for shooting a Black man, Jacob Blake, in the back from close range last summer, in an incident that sparked a fierce uprising.The rally on Tuesday followed an announcement by prosecutors that the officer, Rusten Sheskey, would not face charges despite shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back in August. Blake survived the shooting but has been left paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey has said he acted in self-defense as he feared Blake would stab him with a knife he was carrying. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/06/jacob-blake-protests-officer-not-charged

Author : Oliver Milman and agencies

Publish date : 2021-01-06 15:12:42

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