Biden to visit Kenosha, meet with Jacob Blake's family

Joe Biden.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, where he will hold a community meeting "to bring together Americans to heal" and visit with the family of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back at least seven times by a white police officer and is now paralyzed.

Biden's campaign said he believes that "based on everything he has seen," charges against the officer "appear warranted," but there "should be a full investigation to ensure all the facts are known first."

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.