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Jacob Blake: Wisconsin black man “will need miracle to walk again”-lawyers

Barristers for the family of the  black man who was shot in the back by police in Wisconsin, a State in US have indicated that the victim will need a “miracle” to walk again.

Jacob Blake is 29 years old and was shot many times opening the door of his car in Kenosha.

His lawyers have indicated that at least one of the bullets went through his spinal cord.

The shooting of  Blake has sparked protests, which at times have turned violent. The governor of Wisconsin according to report is sending more National Guard troops to Kenosha.

Due to the partial or complete severing of his spinal cord, Mr. Blake is paralysed, with doctors unsure if he will recover the use of his legs.

“His family believe in miracles, but the medical diagnosis right now is that he is paralysed and, because those bullets severed his spinal cord and shattered some of his vertebrae, it is going to take a miracle for Jacob Blake Jr to ever walk again,” lawyer Ben Crump informed the media at press conference on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old youngster who was shot as his young sons sat in the car, was also left with holes in his stomach, an arm injury and damage to his kidney and liver. Family lawyers informed the media that most of his colon and small intestine had to be removed.

source; BBC

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