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Jacob Blake's uncle says in opinion piece that Capitol attack is another reminder the US lives under 2 justice systems

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Jacob Blake's uncle Justin Blake, comments on the Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley announcement of no charges against the officer firing at his nephew during a press conference in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on January 5, 2021. - Bystander video showed a police officer, Rusten Sheskey, firing several shots into Blake's back as he tried to get into his car while his three children sat inside on August 23, 2020. Blake, 29, is now paralyzed from the waist down. Officials called in the National Guard January 5 as Kenosha, Wisconsin girded for possible violence after the announcement. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, says last week's violent mob that breached the US Capitol reminded him Americans live "under two justice systems."

(CNN)Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, says last week's violent mob that breached the US Capitol reminded him Americans live "under two justice systems. "

Another gasses, beats, and shoots rubber bullets at people defending Black Lives," he wrote in an Opinion piece for The Guardian.

In August, Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times by a White police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Last week -- and a day before the riots in the nation's capital -- Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced the officer who shot Jacob Blake, Rusten Sheskey, would not face charges.

"This justice system calls these people 'protesters', and they are protected by the first amendment," Justin Blake wrote about the rioters.

Sheskey's attorney previously told CNN the officer used deadly force not only to defend his life but because he was afraid Blake, while attempting to flee, was trying to kidnap a child in the backseat of the vehicle at the scene.

The district attorney's decision last week, Justin Blake wrote, "makes crystal clear to Black people in Kenosha and Wisconsin that we are not safe in our communities. "

If the justice system valued Black lives, Justin Blake wrote, Sheskey would be fired, and Kenosha's police chief and Kenosha County's sheriff would resign.

CNN has reached out to Kenosha police and the sheriff's department for comment.

While not referencing him by name, the opinion piece links out to an article on Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who is facing homicide charges in the death of two men, after, authorities allege, he fired at demonstrators during protests over Jacob Blake's shooting.

"Jacob would get justice," he wrote.

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