Jacob Blake, a Black man shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is Paralyzed From Waist Down, His Father Says

Jacob Blake, a Black man shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is Paralyzed From Waist Down, His Father Says

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 11:38 AM

Jacob Blake, a Black man shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is paralyzed from the waist down, but doctors do not know if the condition is permanent, his father said Tuesday.

Blake’s father, who is also named Jacob Blake, confirmed the assessment of his son’s condition to NBC News. The shooting, which has sparked protests in Kenosha and other cities, was videotaped by a bystander and posted on social media.

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