Jacob Blake appeared on video Friday for the first time in court since he was shot in the back by a Kenosha, Wisc. Police officer and paralyzed from the waist down.
From his hospital bed, Blake pleaded guilty to a previous crime, third-degree sexual assault, as well as criminal offenses and disorderly behavior.
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Blake, 29, is charged in court documents of sexually assaulting a woman in her home, stealing her Ford Explorer and debit card, and withdrawing two fraudulent $ 500 ATMs on May 3, WGN9 reported.
Blake has attracted national attention after cell phone footage captured the moment he was shot seven times in the back by police on Aug. 23, as officers responded to a woman reporting domestic abuse.
According to his attorney, Ben Crump, Blake was trying to resolve an argument when the police arrived.
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The shooting sparked protests and riots in Kenosha after months of nationwide demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. The video in this case showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes.
Blake’s gunfire has further increased tensions across the country. President Trump accused racial justice protesters of lawless behavior and Democrats accused the White House of inciting violence.
Trump visited Kenosha this week to thank law enforcement and assess the damage from sometimes violent protests while Democratic candidate Joe Biden met with Blake’s family and demanded that the officer who shot Blake be fired.
During Friday’s hearing, the judge approved a $ 10,000 signature loan for Blake, who remains in the hospital. According to the bond agreement, he can only leave Wisconsin for medical treatment.
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