Thursday, August 27, 2020

Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed ... And Still Handcuffed To His Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down, recovering after being shot in the back seven fucking times, while remaining handcuffed to his hospital bed.

Do the police think Blake is a flight risk? ... Of course not. But they are not content to have nearly killed him by firing seven bullets into his back. They want to humiliate him, to make sure he knows they still have control over him. They want to cause him additional pain by limiting his movements (beyond being paralyzed). They want him to think about his helplessness every second of every minute of every hour of every day, to be reminded of it when he wakes up in the middle of the night.

The cruelty is the entire point.

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