New York: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) with the family of the black man shot by police in Wisconsin, and emerged from the conversation calling for justice and condemning violent protest in Jacob Blake’s name.
Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been rocked by civil unrest and violence since Sunday, when police shot Blake, 29, in the back at close range in an incident captured on video. Blake is paralysed and is being treated for his injuries.
“I spoke to Jacob’s mom and dad and sister and other members of the family just a little bit earlier, and I told them justice must and will be done,” Biden said in a video posted to his campaign’s social media accounts.
He said he agreed with Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, who said violence in the streets does not reflect her son or family.