Green Bay Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy released a video on the team’s website going all-in on the Black Lives Matter narrative while disregarding the facts that led up to Jacob Blake getting shot by a Kenosha Police Officer.
Murphy called the Jacob Blake shooting “horrific,” and in that, I agree, but his labeling the shooting “Racially Motivated” is simply egregious.
Murphy made it clear that Green Bay Packers were backing Jacob Blake, and the Black Lives Matter movement when he stated:
“Racially motivated events over the last couple of months have had an impact on our entire organization, particularly the horrific shooting of Jacob Blake,”
I’m sorry, but does the Green Bay Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy have some information into what motivated this police officer to shoot Jacob Blake that the rest of the world doesn’t?
Did the Police Officer shoot out of malice? Shoot due to poor training, or simply fired his gun because he saw Jacob Blake reaching for a weapon, therefore, making him feel justified to do so.
Until an investigation determines what this his motivations were for shooting Jacob Blake 7-times in the back, then it’s unconscionable for the Packers CEO, or anyone else to call it “racially motivated” without facts to back their claim.
There are multiple facts that we do know that makes this shooting far less racially motivated than these social justice warriors would have you believe, and far more justifiable.
The facts as we know it:
- The cops involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake were attempting to arrest him for violating a restraining order stemming from his alleged sexual assault.
- Blake, 29, was forbidden from going to the Kenosha home of his alleged sexual assault victim, and police were dispatched following a 911 call from her saying he was there.
- The woman told cops she has known Blake for eight years and claims that he physically assaults her “around twice a year when he drinks heavily.”
- The responding officers were aware he had an open warrant for felony sexual assault before they arrived on the scene.
- Jacob Blake had put one cop in a headlock and shrugged off two Taser attempts while he was resisting arrest.
- Knowing his three small children were in his vehicle Jacob Blake made the choice to disregarded their safety as he entered the car knowing police officers had their guns drawn and aimed at him.
- Upon entering the car Blake reaches for something on the floorboard of his car, which was later determined to be a knife.
And this is the man that the Green Bay Packers have determined they want to rally around?
After summoning the likes of Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson, Murphy reminded that legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi was early in the signing and support of Black players, going so far as to inform local businesses they would be blacklisted by Green Bay if they discriminated against its players.
This is absolutely true. Growing up, Vince Lombardi was a personal hero of mine since he and I were both Italian. Having read many books on Lombardi, it’s clear he wasn’t a saint, but the one thing he would not tolerate was discriminating against Blacks or Gays.
Sorry Packers You Can’t Just Use Only The Parts Of Vince Lombardi’s Legacy That You Like.
While Murphy points out correctly that Vince Lombardi vehemently opposed any type of discrimination. What the Packers CEO conveniently forgets is the fact that while Lombardi was a lifelong Democrat with liberal views on civil rights and gun control.
Before his death in September 1970, during the later stages of the 1960s, Lombardi became very uncomfortable being a Democrat due to their emerging counterculture movement, their protesting against America, the Democrat’s support of Marxism, and the Democratic party openly opposing the Vietnam War.
So it’s not hard to imagine that Vince Lombardi wouldn’t have been embracing the Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during our National Anthem idiocy.
And Lombardi certainly would not have been a supporter of the violence, arson, and looting that accompanies the Black Lives Matter protests.
While Murphy claims this isn’t political, I find it odd that the Packers suddenly NOW are embracing ‘Social Change’ and fighting White privilege, when their organization stood idly by during the same type of racial upheaval in 2014, and 2015.
Now, what is different about America that makes 2014, and 2015 different from 2020?
My guess…those five letters that follow the word President?