By Adam Roberts – 1/6/2021
In the wake of the decision not to charge officers in the shooting of Jacob Blake back in August, the Milwaukee Bucks issued the following statement:
“The Bucks organization remains firmly against excessive use of force by law enforcement. This past year shed light on the ongoing racial injustices facing our African American and other marginalized communities. Reoccurring instances of excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging the Black community must stop. We will continue to work to enact policy change so these incidents no longer exist. As an organization, we remain strongly committed to address issues of social injustice and anti-racism and to make meaningful change for African Americans and all marginalized members of our community.”
During the NBA Playoffs, the Bucks notably boycotted a scheduled game against the Orlando Magic and were followed by other team in both the NBA and MLB.