Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and expressed indignation at the police shooting of Jacob Blake, saying, "What I saw on this video makes me sick."
In a video posted on Twitter, the Democratic presidential candidate said he spoke to Blake's family members earlier that day. "Once again a black man, Jacob Blake, was shot dead by the police in broad daylight while the whole world was watching," Biden said. "I told them that justice must and will be done."
"Unnecessary violence will not cure us. We must end the violence – and come together peacefully to demand justice."
“Put yourself in the shoes of every black father and mother in this country and ask, 'Do we want America to be like this? Is this the country we should be in? “Said Biden.
He also called for peaceful protests after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters.
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"Burning communities down is not a protest, it's unnecessary violence – violence that puts lives at risk, violence that discourages businesses, and closes down businesses that serve the community. That is wrong."
Biden said the smartest words he had ever heard on the matter were from Blake's mother, Julia Jackson.
"She looked at the damage in her church and said," This does not reflect my son or my family. So let's unite and heal, do justice, end violence and end systemic racism in this country. Now. & # 39; "