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The Marquette basketball team wore black uniforms for Tuesday night’s home game against UConn in support of Jacob Blake, the black man who was shot dead by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin that summer, and it was announced Tuesday that no charges were made against the cop who shot Blake is raised

Marquette’s Milwaukee campus is about 40 miles north of Kenosha, and the team knelt in unison before the game while wearing warm-up drills with the words “Black Lives Matter” over their black uniforms

“Our program chose to wear black uniforms for tonight’s game in order to support Jacob Blake, his family and the kenosha community in response to today’s announcement,” said a program statement in a statement from the program, “We are extreme disappointed with the decision regarding Jacob’s shooting and will continue to use our platform to advocate and fight for racial justice.This is another reminder that just because racial and social injustices haven’t received as much attention lately, the need to oppose it fighting, not gone is “

The move was supported by Marquette’s most famous former player when legendary former Golden Eagle guard Dwyane Wade tweeted his approval for the move, “We are Marquette,” Wade wrote along with a fist emoji

Kenosha policeman Rusten Sheskey reportedly fired his gun seven times when Blake died on Jan. August attempted to get into an SUV with his three young children in the back seat, CBS News reported, according to investigators, a knife was found in the vehicle, although Blake’s family has denied that he was armed, Blake was waist down after the incident paralyzed

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World News – USA – Marquette wears black uniform to protest DA have not brought charges of Kenosha shooting against Jacob Blake

Source: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/marquette-wears-black-uniforms-to-protest-da-not-filing-charges-in-kenosha-shooting-of-jacob-blake/