VIDEO: Watch As White Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Black Man Seven Times In Front Of His Kids In Wisconsin





An unarmed black father was shot in the back seven times by a white police officer in front of his children and a video of the incident has ignited outrage.


Wisconsin cops were called to the scene due to a domestic dispute. They responded but it ended in one of them shooting the man at around 5pm on Sunday, August 23.

Rioting and protests erupted in the wake of the shooting as the County of Kenosha declared a state of emergency and a curfew has been put into effect by authorities until 7am on Monday.

The black man, who has been identified as 29-year-old Jacob Blake, was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital, where he is listed in serious condition following the police shooting in Kenosha that prompted neighbors to gather and confront officers at the scene on Sunday night.



Reacting to the shooting, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a statement denouncing "excessive use of force" by police.

As video of the shooting quickly went viral, more protesters took to the streets of Kenosha.

Video posted to social media shows a large crowd numbering hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Kenosha police station chanting "Black Lives Matter" and other slogans denouncing law enforcement.

Several protesters jumped on top of police squad cars and smashed windows.

Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney who represents George Floyd's family, shared video of the incident on his Twitter feed. He noted that the shooting took place right in front of Blake's three children.

"They saw a cop shoot their father," Crump tweeted.

"They will be traumatized forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to PROTECT us. Our kids deserve better!!"

Several witnesses said that Blake tried to break up a fight between two women outside a nearby home, according to Kenosha News.

Watch video of the shooting below....


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