(RepublicNews.org) – In the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Wisconsin police officer, the NBA is struggling to decide if it’ll play the remaining schedule. On Thursday morning, August 27, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers said they’ll boycott the rest of the season. On Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play, expressing support for protests surrounding the police shooting. Multiple media outlets report meetings between players and ownership are highly emotional, and no decisions have been made yet.
This moment demands moral leadership. And these players answered by standing up, speaking out, and using their platform for good.
Now is not the time for silence. https://t.co/hF3dIb7Hde
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 27, 2020
Former President Barack Obama and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden added to the conversation. They expressed support for players and praised them for speaking out. However, they did not ask for calm in the streets as new information comes to light.
On Thursday morning, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) released a statement saying a knife was on the driver’s side floor of Blake’s car. The DOJ could be hinting the shooting by police was justified self-defense. They can be heard on the video telling Blake to drop a knife before opening fire.
After several days of protests, destructive riots continued on the streets of Kenosha, WI, overnight into Wednesday morning, proving racial tensions are far from over.
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