Jacob Blake seen for the first time since he was shot by police for court appearance from his hospital bed | American News


Jacob Blake has been seen for the first time since being shot seven times by police.

In a court hearing zoomed in from his hospital bed, the 29 years pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing, third degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct – all charges predating his shooting.

The charges against Blake are based on statements by his ex-girlfriend, the mother of three of his children, who told police he broke into her home on May 3 and sexually assaulted her, before to steal his vehicle and his credit card.

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Her not guilty plea was entered through her lawyer, who also appeared live.

Blake appeared on the stream wedged in his hospital bed, wearing a blue shirt and yellow tie.

He spoke only briefly to confirm that he understood the procedure and that he had no questions for the judge.

Blake had worked as a painter and has no criminal record or convictions in any state, according to his lawyer.

He was left paralyzed by size after being shot by a white police officer on Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin – an incident that revived demonstrations against racial injustice across the United States.

Blake was shot dead on his way back to his vehicle, after apparently trying to end a fight. Her three children are believed to have witnessed the incident from the car.

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He has been in the hospital since he was shot after having undergone surgery.

The protests that followed in Kenosha ended up getting violent, razing some businesses to the ground, forcing President Trump to send the National Guard.

Mr. Trump, along with his Democratic rival Joe Biden, both visited Kenosha earlier this week, following the protests.

The president was spending his time double law and order, central theme of his re-election campaign, while Mr. Biden met with Blake and members of his family.


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