Do Not Let Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Seven Times Return to Police Force

Target: Daniel G. Miskinis, Kenosha, WI Police Chief

Goal: Fire cop who shot Jacob Blake seven times.

The police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times is back on duty after receiving no discipline or charges. In August 2020, Officer Rusten Sheskey fired his weapon at Blake, shooting him seven times and leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Officer Sheskey was placed on administrative leave during the review of the incident and is now returning to work.

Patrick Salvi Jr., one of Blake’s attorneys, said of Officer Sheskey’s return to work: “How can anyone say this is a desired result for a police encounter?” Salvi went on to say that it is “a very sad state of affairs” if Kenosha police feel that Officer Sheskey was within his right to use this amount of force. Police Chief Daniel Miskinis issued a press release, writing: “Although this incident has been reviewed on multiple levels, I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome. However, given the facts, the only lawful and appropriate decision was made.”

Sign this petition to urge Chief Miskinis to fire Officer Sheskey for shooting Jacob Blake seven times, resulting in life-altering injuries.

PETITION LETTER:

To Chief Miskinis,

Citizens should not risk their lives or well-being simply because they’re having an interaction with police. Officer Sheskey shot Jacob Blake seven times last August. Blake is now paralyzed from the waist down. This is not a desirable outcome of an interaction with police. Especially given the push for more accountability and a commitment to weeding out the “bad apples” in the police force, it is necessary for those in power to discipline officers who misstep and to fire those who cause harm to the people they are hired to serve and protect. Officer Sheskey’s actions have changed Jacob Blake’s life forever. I urge you to fire him.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Bob Warrick

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