Sunday evening in Kenosha, WI police shot a black man seven times. Video of the shooting has gone viral and Kenosha has seen riots and destruction for the last three nights.
Julia Jackson, the mother of Jacob Blake who was the man shot by police spoke out last night.
In a difficult time that I cannot imagine, she showed a maturity that was just incredible. No matter what else comes, we should all respect and admire her for it. We can’t add any more so Thinking Man is just quoting her (below) and praying for her and her family in this time. We need people like her!
“My family and I are very hurt and quite frankly disgusted. And as his mother, please don’t burn up property and cause havoc and tear your own homes down in my son’s name. You shouldn’t do it. People shouldn’t do it anyway, but to use my child or any other mother or father’s child, our tragedy to react in that manner is just not acceptable. And it’s not helping Jacob. It’s not helping Jacob or any other of the men or women who has suffered in these areas.”
“For our President Trump, first I want to say a family member and I don’t know if it was heard or not, said something that was not kind. She is hurting and I do apologize for that. Our outburst does not reflect our behavior. And also, for President Trump, I’m sorry I missed your call because had I not missed your call, maybe the comments that you made would have been different. And I’m not mad at you at all. I have the utmost respect for you as the leader of our country. Like I said before and I’m not saying this to him directly, we should always get the details from the right source before we start throwing bricks.”