Finally, a reasonable voice emerges from the horrible shooting of Jacob Blake and subsequent rioting and deaths over the past 4 days.
Riots erupted in Kenosha, WI, just 30 minutes south of Milwaukee, late Sunday after Blake was shot by Kenosha police. They were reportedly responding to a domestic incident. Blake had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest.
Businesses have been burned and looted, and two people were killed late Tuesday as the riots entered their third consecutive night.
As the blame game swirls around our nation, the mother of the suspect who was shot, which caused the chaos in the city of 100,000 people, just shattered the narrative and did it on CNN, of all places.
During an interview with CNN’s anchor Don Lemon, Julia Jackson, the mother of Jacob Blake, vehemently condemned the violence happening in Kenosha over the shooting of her son and also apologized to President Donald Trump for missing his call.
Jackson, speaking to CNN host Don Lemon, said she is “hurt” and “disgusted” by the community’s response.
“My family and I are very hurt and quite frankly disgusted. And as his mother, please don’t burn up property and cause havoc and tear your own homes down in my son’s name,” Jackson said.
When asked by Lemon whether she has a message for politicians, Jackson used the opportunity to apologize to the president for missing his personal phone call and for comments that another family member had made about him.
“For our president, Trump: First I want to say a family member and I don’t know if it was heard or not said something that was not kind. She is hurting and I do apologize for that. Our outburst does not reflect our behavior. And then also, for President Trump: I’m sorry I missed your call because had I not missed your call, maybe the comments that you made would have been different,” Jackson said.
She added, “I’m not mad at you at all. I have the utmost respect for you as the leader of our country. Like I said before and I’m not saying this to him directly: We should always get the details from the right source before we start throwing bricks.”
Watch the video HERE:
I hope President Trump reaches back out to Julia Jackson so they can work together, bringing a message of unity to the community.