Jacob Blake’s Mom Slams BLM Rioters for Destroying Kenosha, Apologizes to Trump
Mother Julia Jackson blasts violent Black Lives Matter riots over her son's shooting
The mother of Jacob Blake - a black man who was shot in a police-involved shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday - has slammed Black Lives Matter rioters for destroying her city in response.
29-year-old Blake's mom, Julia Jackson, blasted BLM protesters who have caused substantial damage in Kenosha through violent riots and looting.
Jackson told CNN’s Don Lemon that she is “disgusted” by the behavior of the far-left Black Lives Matter mobs.
"My family and I are very hurt and quite frankly disgusted," Jackson said.
"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," she added.
"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 continued.
"And it’s not helping Jacob.
"It’s not helping Jacob or any other of the men or women who has suffered in these areas.”
Later in the interview, Ms. Jackson was asked if there was anything that she wanted to say to any elected officials.
"For our President Trump, first I want to say a family member — and I don’t know if it was heard or not — said something that was not kind," she said.
"She is hurting and I do apologize for that.
"Our outburst does not reflect our behavior.
"And also, for President Trump, I’m sorry I missed your call because had I not missed your call, maybe the comments that you made would have been different.
"And I’m not mad at you at all," Jackson continued.
"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.”
Jacob Blake’s mom on violence in Kenosha: "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. … it’s just not acceptable.” pic.twitter.com/T00Fg5MOvj— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 26, 2020
The shooting, that left Blake hospitalized from his injuries, is still being investigated to determine if there was any wrongdoing by the officers involved.
Video shows BLM mobs shouting anti-American and anti-law enforcement slogans as they descended on the Kenosha County Courthouse during a Tuesday evening demonstration.
Authorities were forced to erect a fence around the courthouse building to defend it from attack.
The National Guard was also deployed to the area in anticipation of further rioting in the city.