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Joe Biden calls for probe of Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin

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Joe Biden has revealed that Sunday’s shooting of a black man in Wisconsin pierces “the soul of our nation” and that the cops involved “must be held accountable,”

He stated that “This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable,”

He again added that these shots pierce the soul of our nation,” Biden said. “Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children. Equal justice has not been real for black Americans and so many others. We are at an inflection point. We just dismantle systemic racism. It is the urgent task before us.”

Biden’s statement comes one day after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was shot and critically injured by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he tried to enter his car during a domestic dispute.

Shocking video of the incident, which shows a white police officer tug on Blake’s tank-top shirt before shooting him in the back multiple times, went viral on social media.

Relatives have revealed that Blake was fighting for his life after undergoing surgery.

The shooting sparked a new round of violent protests in the Wisconsin city, with demonstrators gathering at the scene before marching to police headquarters, where they shouted “f—k the police” and hurled bricks and debris at the stationhouse.

President Trump was due to be briefed on the shooting Monday.

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