Marquette, Bucks react to DA's ruling in Kenosha shooting
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette's men's basketball team wore black uniforms in support of Jacob Blake Tuesday, Jan. 5, after it was announced that no charges would be filed against the officer who shot him seven times.
The Marquette men’s basketball team is wearing black uniforms tonight in support of Jacob Blake. pic.twitter.com/cn0qNM5ZlB— Scott Grodsky (@ScottGrodsky) January 6, 2021
The team wrote in a tweet, "We are extremely disappointed in the decision involving Jacob's shooting and we will continue to use our platform to advocate and fight for racial justice. This is another reminder that just because racial and social injustice hasn't received as much attention recently, doesn't mean the need to fight against it has gone away."
The Milwaukee Bucks also released a statement, saying they plan to continue pushing for policy changes in law enforcement.
Blake was left paralyzed after being shot on Aug. 23 by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey.
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that no charges would be filed because he couldn't disprove Sheskey's contention that he acted in self-defense out of fear that Blake would stab him.