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To: Mayor John Antaramian, District Attorney Michael D. Graveley, and Attorney General Josh Kaul

#JusticeForJake

We are demanding Mayor Antaramian, District Attorney Gravely and Attorney General Kaul to immediately fire and arrest the officer who shot Jacob "Jake" Blake in the back seven times. This officer attempted to murder a father in front of his children, and are clearly unfit to hold their positions as police officers.

Why is this important?

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, police officers reported to a scene of an alleged domestic dispute. When police arrived on the scene, they encountered Jacob “Jake” Blake, a 29-year-old father. Witnesses say Jake had just broken up a fight between two women in the neighborhood. Cellphone video footage shows Jake walking away from two police officers, both officers have their weapons drawn on him as he attempts to enter his vehicle. Once Jake opened the door of his vehicle, one officer grabbed his shirt and shot him in the back seven times.

His three children were in the car.

We're demanding the immediate firing and arrest of the officer who attempted to murder Jake Blake.


Reasons for signing

  • I signed because even though I didn't get to be there and see how this started, I don't need to know the beginning to know that as a man you do not need to shoot anyone in the back 7 times to protect yourself if you felt like you were in harms way. Jacob did not deserve that and I am praying for Jacob and his family.
  • What that police officer did is illegal and he should be in jail!!!
  • As a Christian it is my belief that this young father who was shot 7 times in the back in front of his three children is Child Abuse on the officers part and also it was like an execution. Over kill! ALL Law Enforcement Officers need to be trained to prevent heartbreaking criminal events like this in the future. Don't defund them--fire them and prosecute them and retrain them. And PRAY for the good ones.

Updates

2020-08-26 22:33:21 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2020-08-26 17:04:41 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-08-26 16:38:52 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-08-26 16:31:38 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-08-25 18:41:41 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-08-25 17:21:50 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-08-24 18:45:54 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-08-24 17:28:12 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-08-24 17:14:44 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-08-24 17:07:32 -0400

10 signatures reached