The mother of Jacob Blake has spoken publicly about the shooting of her son at the hands of the police, and among her calls for peace, she also admitted to having “the utmost respect” for President Trump.
29-year-old Jacob Blake made national headlines after a viral video of him being shot by police spread across social media. Leftists called the situation evidence of systemic racism while those on the Right called for peace until an investigation into the matter could be conducted.
In less than a day, Black Lives Matter made the decision to act on the evidence that they had so far: “Black man shot by police.”
The Marxist organization took to the streets to loot local businesses while other “fiery but mostly peaceful” activists burned Kenosha businesses to the ground. The destruction that Black Lives Matter unleashed on the community was absolutely devastating.
Members of a cell of the Communist movement Antifa were also arrested as they traveled from Seattle to Kenosha in vehicles containing armor, weapons, and illegal fireworks.
Speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Blakes mother, Julia Jackson, called for the violence to stop, imploring the “mostly peaceful” activists to stop burning property,
“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.”
She went on to apologize for missing a phone call from President Trump and admitted to having the utmost respect for the nation’s leader,
“…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.”
Only after Black Lives Matter activists had had their fill of chaos and destruction did the context surrounding the shooting of Jacob Blake begin to trickle out.
Apparently, Blake was wanted for sexually assaulting a woman and he had returned to his alleged victim’s home who had issued a restraining order against him. Blake reportedly took the woman’s keys and was attempting to take her car, with her children inside the vehicle, when police showed up in response to the domestic violence dispute. Blake is on video refusing to comply with the responding officer’s directions, he can be seen resisting arrest and fighting with an officer; at one point putting an officer in a headlock, and does not stop after being tasered twice. Blake can be seen walking to the driver side of the car, ignoring the officers’ orders to stop, and reaches into the window when he is finally shot multiple times in the back.
The context surrounding the situation paints a different light to Black Lives Matters’ knee-jerk narrative that a bunch of white cops showed up and, for no reason other than because they are racists, shot a black man in the back. How many people lost their livelihoods and/or their lives over the Left’s refusal to wait for the facts of a case to come out before they react?
You can check out Julia Jackson’s interview with Don Lemon below: