by Damjan Tutarkov
A GoFundMe page for Jacob Blake, the black Wisconsin resident shot by police during an attempted arrest last week, has racked up more than $2.1 million of a $3 million target as of Monday.
The page includes a statement from Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, that reads:
“On August 23rd my son was shot multiple times in the back by a Kenosha Police Department officer, after my son broke up an altercation by an unrelated party. The shooting has now left my son critically injured as he fights for his life. The extent of my son’s injuries is unknown, but we remain prayerful as he continues to undergo multiple rounds of operations to save his life. This fund is established to cover my son’s medical expenses, mental and grief counseling for our family and to assist our family in the days to come, as we continue to seek justice for Jacob. A portion of these proceeds will also be used to benefit my son’s six children, some of whom witnessed this horrific act of violence.”
Blake was shot multiple times during an attempted arrest in Kenosha last weekend after he opened his car door and leaned inside.