Jacob Blake Says He Didn’t Want to Be the Next George Floyd in First Interview

  Jacob Blake detailed the events of a police shooting that left him paralyzed and contributed to the civil unrest America experienced throughout the 2020 summer. Speaking with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan five months after the shooting, Blake recalled getting shot in front of two of his six children. “I didn’t want to be the next George Floyd. I didn’t want to die,” Blake said when describing his reaction to getting shot. According to Blake, he was at the home of Laquisha Booker — the mother of three of his children…

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Prosecutors Decline to Charge Kenosha Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that officer Rusten Sheskey will not face criminal charges for shooting Jacob Blake in the back seven times, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. “It is my decision now, that I announce today before you, that no Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense based on the facts and the laws,” Graveley announced four months after the shooting. “So it is our decision that no charge will be filed. I’m gonna also tell you—just…

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