Julia Jackson is the mother Jacob Blake – the Kenosha, WI man who was shot by police a couple of nights ago that has led to violent riots and looting in the city.
Julia went on CNN with Don Lemon and said she and her family are disgusted with the behavior of the rioters and looters across the country. She said she doesn’t want any of this type of behavior in her son’s name.
She handled all of the questions with grace, during a time of hurt.
Lemon asked her if she had anything to say to our political leaders, perhaps Biden or President Trump.
She did and I don't think it's what Don Lemon expected to hear.
For our President Trump, first I want to say a family member and I don’t know if it was heard or not said something that was not kind. She is hurting and I do apologize for that. Our outburst does not reflect our behavior. And also, for President Trump, I’m sorry I missed your call because had I not missed your call, maybe the comments that you made would have been different. And I’m not mad at you at all. I have the utmost respect for you as the leader of our country. Like I said before and I’m not saying this to him directly, we should always get the details from the right source before we start throwing bricks.
Getting the right details seems to be a thing of the past for the media these days. In a rush to be 'first' they tend to spread falsehoods and sometimes, especially lately, those falsehoods have had serious consequences.
Watch the exchange here:
Jacob Blake’s mom on violence in Kenosha: "My family and I are very hurt. And quite frankly disgusted. And as his mother, please don’t burn up property and cause havoc and tear your own homes down in my son’s name. You shouldn’t do it. … it’s just not acceptable.” pic.twitter.com/T00Fg5MOvj
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 26, 2020