The news is out: [Handcuffs restraining Jacob Blake to a hospital bed have been removed, his attorney, Patrick Cafferty, told CNN Friday afternoon.
Additionally, the warrant law enforcement used to explain why Blake was shackled have been vacated, Cafferty said, and authorities are no longer guarding Blake at the hospital.
Blake, a Black Wisconsin resident, has been left paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot seven times in the back by a White police officer who tried to detain him this week in Kenosha. Family members had said the sight of him tethered to the bed at a hospital in Wauwatosa was heartbreaking.
“Why do they have that cold steel on my son’s ankle?” his father, Jacob Blake Sr. asked Friday morning in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.” “He can’t get up, he couldn’t get up if he wanted to.”
Cops tried to lynch Jacob Blake, then handcuffed his paralyzed body from the waist down to a hospital bed. Cops offered a bottle of cold water to Kyle Rittenhouse.