Biden asks for direct probe after police officer shoots Jacob Blake

Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenGeorge Conway withdrawn from Lincoln Project Biden: ‘No new taxes’ for anyone making below 0K. Biden dismisses Trump’s attacks on his mental fitness: ‘Watch me’ MORE called for an immediate investigation into the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back by Wisconsin police, which triggered violence in the state.

Blake is now in the hospital being treated. Video captures part of the incident and has circulated a lot.

“Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back when police tried to restrain him from getting into his car,” Biden said in the statement.

‘His children looked at the car from the inside and bystanders looked on in disbelief. And from this morning onwards, the nation reawakens with sorrow and grief that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This requires a direct, complete and transparent investigation and the officials must be held accountable. ”

The former vice president also said he and his wife, Jill Biden, prayed for Blake’s recovery and prayed for his children.

He also asked the US to systematically remove racism in his statement.

“Little justice has not really been done for Black Americans and so many others. We are at an inflection point. We must systematically eliminate racism. It is the urgent task for us. We must fight to honor the ideals, laid out in the original American promise, which we have yet to achieve: That all men and women are equal, but more importantly that they should be treated equally, ‘Biden said.

Protests erupted in Kenosha, Wis., On Sunday night after the video of the shooting surfaced.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice said in a statement that Blake was transported to a hospital in Milwaukee, where he is in serious condition. The department also said it is investigating the shooting.

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