Mobilization for Justice Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake

This brutality must stop! We condemn the racist, brutal attack on Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back at least seven times by police officers – in front of his children –  in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to, once again, emphasize that Black Lives Matter! And to demand justice for Jacob and countless others like him who have been assaulted by the very institution that is supposed to be protecting and serving us. It’s abundantly clear that the police are committed to doing the opposite. For that reason, we are calling for the police to be defunded and have those funds redistributed to organizations that actually serve the community.