Kenosha, Wisconsin became the nation’s latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest after police shot and wounded 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, apparently in the back, as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the vehicle.
Jacob Blake’s father told the Sun-Times there are now “eight holes” in his son’s body, and he’s paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors don’t yet know if the injury is permanent.
Kenosha, a city of about 100,000 people halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, was rocked by protests in the days that followed.
Protesters set cars on fire, smashed windows and clashed with officers in riot gear Sunday night, while Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden immediately condemned the shooting.