On August 24, 2020 Jacob Blake was fatally shot by a Wisconsin police officer by the name of Rusten Sheskey. Sheskey shot Blake in the back four times and in the side three times after opening his driver’s door during a traffic stop. Sheskey and other officers encountered Blake after they responded to a call from a woman who reported that her boyfriend wasn’t supposed to be at her home. When they arrived at the scene the woman told them that Blake was trying to kidnap her kids as well as her SUV.
Since the shooting was unlawful and unjust Blake requested to be compensated for his damages. Although the claim was capped at $50,000 under state law, Blake’s lawyers submitted an itemization of “special damages” in the amount of nearly $777,000, which was denied by the courts. Thus, unrest and rioting was ignited by the community in a fit of rage regarding the injustice to Blake. Ultimately, the riot resulted in another slap in the face after Kyle Rittenhouse, a white teen killed two people, and injured one at one of the protests. Rittenhouse ultimately was exonerated after he cried crocodile tears on the witness stand.
Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. To make matters worse, the cop who shot Blake was exonerated as well. Thus, no charges were brought against him.