The mother of Jacob Blake, who was shot by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has called for an end to the violence and rioting sparked off by the incident.
“Please, Don’t Burn Up Property And Cause Havoc”
Blake was shot seven times in the back by police officers on Sunday afternoon, after leaning into his SUV despite directions from the police not to do so. The shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, triggered massive riots in the town, where looters and antifa have started burning down everything they can, including apartment buildings and local businesses.
Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, appeared on CNN on Tuesday night, calling for the rioters to stop their actions.
“My family and I are very hurt, and quite frankly, disgusted [by the riots],” Jackson said. “Please, don’t burn up property and cause havoc, and tear your homes down, in my son’s name,” she continued. “To use my child’s… tragedy to react in that manner is just not acceptable.”
Apology To President Trump From Blake’s Mother
President Trump had attempted to call the family, according to Jackson.
“I’m sorry I missed your call,” Jackson continued. “Because, had I not missed your call, maybe the comments you had made would have been different. I’m not mad at you at all. I have the utmost respect for you as the leader of our country.”
However, President Trump has seemingly not made any comments on the case of Blake, who is currently in hospital and paralysed, according to his family; Jackson did not elaborate on what these supposed comments from the President were.
Jacob Blake’s mother: We have respect for President Trump as the leader of our country pic.twitter.com/VvTzCt7Hbo
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A Huge Contrast In Parents
The reaction of Jacob Blake’s mother is completely in contrast to the remarks made by his father. Blake Sr. said the shooting of his son was a “senseless attempted murder,” and that he had absolutely no confidence in any white people who investigate the incident.
“I don’t have confidence in anybody that is white that is doing an investigation about a black young man that was shot seven times in his back and hasn’t come up with an answer or a comment,” Blake Sr said.
What a difference! Blake’s mother is classy and kind in her interview, yet his father starts spouting racist nonsense as soon as he gets a chance in front of the cameras. I wonder which parent Blake took after more?