CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Members of Jacob Blakes family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for an end to a vicious cycle of hate nearly a month after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Those comments came from Blakes sister, Letetra Widman, as she spoke in front of a crowd of more than 150 people at a park in the city, The News & Observer reported.
Im tired of this vicious cycle of hate, Widman said. Ive been Black for 31 years and I still cant figure out why that makes people mad.
Her brother has been paralyzed from the waist down due to the shooting, which was captured on video and posted online, sparking several nights of protests and unrest in Kenosha since Aug. 23.
If some of us do not count, none of us counts, Jacob Blake Sr., a Charlotte resident, told…