Activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., along with Wisconsin NAACP officials and Senator Lena Taylor, is holding a press conference in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Froedtert Hospital in Kenosha.
According to a press release, Jackson will be raising questions about “double standards” concerning 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, the suspect in a shooting that left two protestors dead and one severely injured.
MEDIA ALERT! I, along with members of Wisconsin #NAACP/#UrbanLeague, #LULAC & @SenTaylor will hold a press conference at 11:30 TODAY to address the shooting of #JacobBlake at @Froedtert Kenosha Hospital 6308 Eighth Ave, in Kenosha WI. @bishopgrant2 @paricruz @elliothughes12 pic.twitter.com/21HkPeARgu— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) August 27, 2020
“There is a system of racism in law enforcement and now is the time to address it,” said Jackson in a statement.
After nights of protests and violence, Jackson is calling for peace and an unbiased investigation into the Blake case.
Invited by the Blake family, Jackson will pray and counsel the family at the hospital at 1:30 p.m.