Skip to comments.Jacob Blake Makes Court Appearance from His Hospital Bed, Pleads Not Guilty to Prior Charges
Posted on 09/05/2020 1:17:31 PM PDT by Libloather
Jacob Blake, the Black man whose shooting by a white police officer has sparked nationwide protests, appeared in court on Friday to plead not guilty to three prior charges.
Blake, 29, made his appearance via Zoom from his hospital bed, where he has been recovering. The court hearing marked his first public appearance since the Aug. 23 shooting, which left him paralyzed below the waist.
The criminal complaint, which was filed prior to the shooting, accuses Blake of third-degree sexual assault, a felony charge, as well as criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, according to CNN and ABC News. The charges stem from an alleged assault in May.
If convicted of the felony sexual assault charge, Blake could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Blakes lawyer, Patrick Cafferty, entered not guilty pleas for all three charges.
Speaking to the court, Blake waived his right to a preliminary hearing and stipulated that he understood the charges being made against him. Blake also confirmed that he understood the terms of his $10,000 bail, Reuters reported.
The state recognizes that these are serious charges but also that the defendant has serious injuries and hes recovering at the hospital, prosecutor Zeke Wiedenfeld said during the hearing, according to the outlet.
A pretrial conference had been scheduled for Oct. 21, with jury selection beginning on Nov. 9.
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His Dad is a complete RACIST.
“a shirt and tie? really?”
Lawyers typically dress up their clients.
Paralyzed waist down.No more sexual assaults for you bunkie.
Third degree sexual assault. Isn’t that like statutory rape.
it makes him look phony, he’d garner more sympathy in a hospital gown...
Karma’s a Kamala
Karmas a whore?
I thought he was in a coma?
I was thinking the same. LOL!
Is that a Trump tie?
"No, doll. It's more like the lesser charge of rape-rape."
and it’s not like the judge doesn’t KNOW it’s just dressed up like a dog and pony show, maybe he can be buried in it
A disabled inmate in a wheelchair. It’s the life he deserves.
So when hes released from hospital do they plan to increase the bail ???
With only $5,000 I can see that thug father of his helping him take off...
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