Doc Rivers, LeBron James, others react to police shooting of Jacob Blake: ‘This country doesn’t love us back’

Elwanda Tulloch

On Sunday night, police shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back multiple times as he was opening the door of a parked car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The attorney retained by Blake’s family, Benjamin Crump, says Blake’s three children were in the car at the time of the shooting. Crump added that Blake was trying to de-escalate a fight between two others at the scene and that when the police officers arrived, they drew their weapons and tased Blake.

Blake was hospitalized after the shooting and is in serious condition. In a statement, Crump said, “We will seek justice for Jacob Blake and for his family as we demand answers from the Kenosha Police Department.”

Wisconsin governor Tony Evers released a statement, saying that Blake was “shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight.” 

“While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know

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Husker parents threaten legal action if Big Ten doesn’t clarify decision to postpone football | Husker News

Elwanda Tulloch

If the information is not delivered by noon central time on Monday, the letter read, “we will have no choice but to file suit in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.”

Snodgrass, who is the football coach at York High School, emphasized that the group remains solely a parent-led effort separate from the University of Nebraska. Time is against them, he said, with other leagues like the Big 12 and SEC set to begin their seasons next month.

“Ultimately, we would love for them to play football in the Big Ten,” Snodgrass said. “We realize this is a difficult process, but that’s what our end hope is.”

Nebraska leadership in recent days has indicated that it is moving away from hopes of a fall football campaign. UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said on Lincoln radio station KLIN on Wednesday that there is a “growing level of enthusiasm”

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