The handcuffs of Jacob Blake, a black man shot by white police in Kenosa, Wisconsin, have been released. The injured man’s lawyer said police members stationed in Jacob’s security at the hospital were removed and a previous arrest warrant against him was withdrawn. The British media BBC reported this.
Kenosa police claim that Jacob already has a warrant. He was placed on a hospital bed as per law.
On Sunday (August 23) evening, a black man named Jacob Blake was seriously injured in a police shooting in Kenosa, Wisconsin. The police shot him several times from behind. He was later hospitalized. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest. They protested by burning tires on the road. Police took out a rally on Friday in riot gear, in which hundreds of protesters were removed from the truck. Curfew was imposed. On Tuesday night on the third day of the protest, two people were killed and one was injured in a shooting. Police arrested a 16-year-old white teenager in connection with the shooting.
Jacob was handcuffed in the hospital and released after his family expressed displeasure. After seeing him in the hospital, the father told reporters, “I am sad to see him handcuffed in the hospital.” He cannot go anywhere. Why should he still be put to bed?
On Friday, the injured man’s lawyer, Patrick Cafferty, said that Jacob’s handcuffs had been removed. The previous arrest warrant has also been revoked. However, he did not provide any details.