Sunday evening, Jacob Blake was Tased and shot seven times by local police as his children looked on. In response, HRC Human Rights Campaign Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout issued the following statement:
“What happened to Jacob Blake is absolutely horrific and clearly shows that our nation is still deep in the battle for the safety and dignity of black lives. Jacob Blake was shot multiple times in broad daylight in front of his children. The officers responsible for this senseless shooting must be held accountable for their actions. The investigation should be swift and thorough so that Blake’s family, the people of Kenosha, and all of the U.S., especially Black Americans, can know that we are turning the tide on our nation’s long history of devaluing Black lives, and that we now live in a nation where unjust shootings of Black people by police will not go unpunished.”
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