NFL Players Reacts to Jacob Blake Shooting: Many players reacted to Jacob Blake being shot in the back of his head in broad daylight in Wisconsin.
Many details of the shooting were not immediately clear, but the following unrest prompted the city to issue a curfew until 7 a.m. Monday and police asked businesses to consider staying closed “due to numerous arm robberies and shots fired calls.”
Here’s what the NFL players had to say
3 officers, 1 male? And the only way to subdue 1 man was to fire 7 rounds…
— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) August 24, 2020
Stop killing unarmed black people.
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) August 24, 2020
Tired of waking up to videos of people being gun downed by the police.
— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) August 24, 2020
3 on 1 smh! When will it end?? https://t.co/mdEbBto3Sa
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) August 24, 2020
Damn they shot that man 7 times…. why can’t 3 officers subdue one male? I truly need answers y’all comment on everything else……
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) August 24, 2020
Julián Castro, the Democrat and former 2020 presidential hopeful, retweeted a video that appeared to show officers yelling at Blake as he tried to walk around an SUV and get into a driver’s-side seat. One of the officers appeared to hold Blake by his shirt before firing.
“Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin appear to shoot a man seven times in the back at point blank range after he ignores commands,” Castro tweeted. “We’re (sp) no other non-lethal methods considered, @KenoshaPolice?”
Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, here’s what he had to say about the issue
— Kenosha Police Dept. (@KenoshaPolice) August 24, 2020
“What we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country,” he said.