Bears release statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake
|Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6:14 PM- -|
The Chicago Bears released the following statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake:
"The Chicago Bears are deeply disturbed by yet another instance of a police officer using excessive force against a Black person, this time on Sunday evening in Kenosha, a community just up the road from Halas Hall," the statement read. "Jacob Blake is the latest name added to a list that tragically continues to grow. We will continue to use our voice and resources to be a proponent of change and we support the efforts of all those who are peacefully fighting for equality and the end of systemic racism in our communities. Our thoughts are with Jacob and his family and we pray for his recovery."
Blake was seen shot seven times by police in Wisconsin while his three young sons were in the car.
His family attorney says the 29-year-old is currently paralyzed and it will "take a miracle" for him to walk again.