Mark Murphy Carries the G

Packers president and CEO calls on NFL owners and team sponsors to join the fight for social justice while invoking the spirit of Vince Lombardi 

Mark Murphy Carries the G. 

The full text of his statement can be found below:

Racially motivated events over the last couple months have had an impact on our entire organization, particularly the horrific shooting of Jacob Blake. I met with our players and coaches on Thursday. A very emotional meeting, and players from various background and races spoke on the issues. And the one thing that came across to me is how united they were, and how upset they were with what’s happening in our society.

I wanted to take a minute to talk about the Packers’ stance in support of social justice efforts. We feel this is an issue that obviously impacts the Black community. But it’s not up to just the Black community to solve this issue. It’s on all of us.

I often hear from fans that we should just stick to sports. I have to respectfully disagree. Sports has a long history of speaking out for positive change. Jesse Owens. Jackie Robinson. And right here in Green Bay, no better example than Vince Lombardi. He was ahead of his time, signing and supporting Black players, when few in the league did. We wouldn’t have our 13 world championships if it wasn’t for Vince Lombardi. He also went to local businesses and said, ‘If you discriminate against my Black players, your business is off limits to the entire team.’

How can we celebrate the achievements of our Black players, past and present, without acknowledging, supporting, and advocating for their basic rights as American citizens? We owe it to our players, to our proud history, and to our community to use our voice as one of the iconic organizations in all of sports to stand up for that tradition.

One of the keys I think to resolving this is people in positions of power. Particularly white people. It’s on you to make a difference. The issues we’re facing, they’re not political issues. They’re societal issues. They’re issues affecting basic human rights. And I call on our sponsors, local business and community leaders, and our fans to get behind our players, to get behind the organization and  help make a difference on these important issues.

In terms of next steps with our players, this is something we’re going to continue to work on, we’ll have discussion going into the future. One of the things that’s very important to all of us is to get body cams to police officers. We’ve also had good discussions with Governor [Tony] Evers and Assembly and Majority Leader Jim Steineke. I think our players will be meeting, discussing with them in the future.

One of the key initiatives for the league and for us here in Green Bay is getting people registered to vote. It’s a basic right that obviously is very important. We’re also going to make the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, that will be a polling station for the election coming up in November.

We will be making a $250,000 social justice impact grant. That’s in addition to the $500,000 that the Packers already have provided in social justice grants this year.

I also call on NFL owners. They are in powerful, privileged positions, and can make a huge difference, and obviously have close relations with everybody in all their organizations. It’s time to make changes.

As an organization, we will continue to find ways to support the Black community, because Black lives matter. Fighting racism is not an issue the Packers will shy away from.

Thanks for your support of the Packers and we hope to see you at Lambeau Field very soon. 

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Since'61's picture

August 29, 2020 at 11:28 pm

Aaron, thanks for sharing this important message from Mr. Murphy.

Mr. Murphy, good job of carrying the G and in delivering this timely and critical message to the league and to the Packers fans. It’s great to see the Packers organization standing up for human rights and for preserving and remembering Coach Lombardi’s great legacy.

Your comments are an excellent example of leadership which is desperately needed during these difficult times for our society.
Stay safe and stay well. Thanks, Since ‘61

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fastmoving's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:25 am

Since61, I know we are not always on the same page if it comes to QB and WRs, but at the really important things you are always finding the right words. Thanks for that, helps a lot.....

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Since'61's picture

August 30, 2020 at 09:20 am

fastmoving, I appreciate your gracious comments. Stay safe and stay well. Thanks, Since ‘61

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ShooterMcGee's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:06 am

I am proud that Mark Murphy has come out in support of the social justice movement. What the Bucks have started has become a historic movement in the entire sports world. Positive changes will certainly come to fruition.

Thank you Since 61' for your post with which I agree 100%.

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Since'61's picture

August 30, 2020 at 09:41 am

Shooter, we will come through this and we will be a better country for it. Thanks, Since ‘61

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fastmoving's picture

August 30, 2020 at 04:53 am

Thats what the PACKERS are all about. Just GREAT. GREAT words.......
That what PACKER PEOPLE mean. Leading the way and ahead of the time since Lombardi.
THANKS MM, Nagler and all the strong humans in and around the PACKERS, with a heart, a brain and a soul......

Never as proud to be a double PACKERS shareholder as today.......

Racism is not an issue the Packers will shy away from.
Racism is not an issue the Packers will shy away from.
Racism is not an issue the Packers will shy away from.

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fastmoving's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:03 am

..and its so NICE, peacefull and smart here....... before the trolls and the haters come out of bed.......and throw the only thing they have, here sensless conspiracy theories, around

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Coldworld's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:04 am

I don’t have an issue with the statement. It’s a shame others can’t show the same understanding of the need for tolerance and unity if the objectives are ever to be realized. Some here see themselves as prophets whereas I see them as part of the problem.

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stockholder's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:24 am

Murphy is living in the past. Today 70% of the NFL is Black. Basketball 80% A guilty consciousness, isn't what this country needs. . Being Blind to the Destruction of property is ridicules. I get the heart doesn't know the color of skin. But these acts were worthy of punishment. Financially, the Tax payer will pay for this. If a heart was in the right place. America would Come first. Kennedy had the best speech for civil Rights. Including his quote of " Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." Does the black race want America to be America? Defunding the police, won't bring domestic Tranquility. It will only separate the USA further. Faith and Allegiance goes beyond sports!

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Coldworld's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:34 am

Sometimes one has to demonstrate magnanimity in the face of a clear imbalance. There is a very stark difference in that from the rabid reactions of both extremes. Law and order bending degraded always helps the worst elements and hurts those most in need of help. There is a need to look at how it functions not to pillage burn or take the law into ones own hands. In my view we have already seen part of the problem manifest in the comments.

In my view invoking protest aimed at the anthem was a terrible mistake and part of the reason for the loss of focus on the issue and the degree of hostility now witnessed. Time for cool heads and thought not reckless rhetoric and worse.

I’m done commenting on this or other political/sociological issues here. This is a football place. There are too few refuges today.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 10:48 am

"This is a football place."

That's what one one partner in this site said as reason for taking down my comment and yet, this site again posts an article that evokes political comment and is as hypocritical as the Left it obviously supports.
Worry not about having a sports refuge Coldworld, for when this war is over, sports may not survive, and then the black man will have killed off the only place for them to have fame and fortune, outside of criminal activity.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Wow

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justjan's picture

August 30, 2020 at 05:47 pm

Sad that you are such a racist.

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Rick5952's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:57 pm

It apparently isn't just a football place. You'll have to find an agenda less site for that.

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fastmoving's picture

August 30, 2020 at 09:57 am

Nobody can the seperate America further than the ultra right just did. Besides that they run the economy into the ground (and all America stands for), even with trillions of taxpayers money. They are as unamerican and unmoral as it gets and they living not only in the past, they live from the past....just like you.
And it would be a good idea for you to never touch stocks, you are always on the wrong side. But I guess you already know.
But at least your right, the Trumploooosers Destruction and of property and foremost Lifes is ridicules and he will go for jail for that very soon. That point I agree with you.... In every other country on this planet guys like the orange Moron and Coward Carlson would be long in jail for tying to ingnite a Civil War.
They honor the murderer and the brave and the victimes have to fear. Most Strange times in american history. The gys who try to fix it are the bad ones and the Wickgang, who destroyed everything, are not the conmen and the trash they are?

And faith is the oposite of what happend since 4 years here, the complete oposite. The wig has no morals, just hate and weakness. Just like the smart people say: Science is the answer for our prayers, not beeing racist, lazy and dumb.

And you may missed it, but MM speaks for the entire PACKERS organisation, not for himself. And for most of the fans as well. How can be anti racism be bad. Says a lot about the guy who thinks something like that. Maybe you should join the cowboys....

Besides all of that, Im sure there is no other form of living here who can ruin our country faster than the orange brainless, so from here, everything its an improvment.

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Lphill's picture

August 30, 2020 at 10:02 am

economy into the ground? I guess you don’t watch the business news , I agree equality for all but let’s not forget that players get arrested for felonies that would get us fired from our jobs , yet they get little or no punishment from the NFL and continue collecting their fat paychecks, didn’t a black NBA player just use a racist slur on a white player ? But all was forgiven , so let’s stop the pandering and hypocrisy and treat everyone equal.

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Rick5952's picture

August 30, 2020 at 01:00 pm

That's about as un american as it gets right there.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

September 13, 2020 at 04:55 pm

Please tell us how you really feel.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 10:35 am

"How can we celebrate the achievements of our Black players, past and present, without acknowledging, supporting, and advocating for their basic rights as American citizens?"

Seriously, which athlete isn't being adored and lavished upon with fame and fortune and whom many have been granted reprieve for their 'mistakes' they seem to make often. Basic rights are not being denied blacks, it's just that blacks believe they shouldn't be punished for breaking the laws of our country.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:23 pm

"it's just that blacks believe they shouldn't be punished for breaking the laws of our country."

So you sat down with some black folks and they informed you this is how they feel? Or did you get this little tidbit from Tucker or Sean?

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Actions speak louder than words and are more easily understood. Take a look around at who these protests are supporting. Black criminals, who like their supporters, believe they are above the law.

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edp1959's picture

August 30, 2020 at 11:42 am

Looks like Nagler has taken time off from helping his BLM Marxist trash buddies riot and loot for their weekly reparations so he can create more division. Where were the articles for Cannon Hinnant or the two St Louis officers who were shot two nights ago? Where is the article for the Florida officer shot while serving a warrant yesterday? They don't exist because they don't support his racist agenda. I can ask the same question for some that have commented because they would rather support child molesters, rapists and criminals. How about not breaking the law, fighting the police or attacking them with weapons? Why don't the "social justice" athletes push that message instead of the lie about systemic racism. George Floyd had 2X the lethal dose of fentanyl in his system, he died of a drug overdose. There was no bruising around the area where the officer was supposedly "crushing" his neck with his knee. The truth is coming out so the question now is, was the destruction and deaths caused by this lie worth it. Jacob Blake resisted arrest, fought the police and had a weapon. Kyle Rittenhouse handled the situation properly by not doing what Blake did and the outcome was totally different.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:28 pm

"Kyle Rittenhouse handled the situation properly"

You mean by illegally owning an AR-15 and crossing state lines with it?

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm

How any of these rioters are crossing state lines to partake in their, ahem, 'peaceful' protests.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 01:15 pm

I have no idea, but I do know Kyle Rittenhouse did.

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edp1959's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Kyle Rittenhouse did not carry the gun across state lines and he did not own the gun. It was legally owned by a friend of his who is a Wisconsin resident. The gun never left the state of Wisconsin.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 01:17 pm

I don't know if any of that is true. If you'd care to share a link stating what you're saying is true, I'd be happy to read it.

What I do know, however, is that he was in possession of that weapon as a 17 year old, which is illegal in Wisconsin as well as Illinois.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 05:42 pm

Yeah, that's what I thought.

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AmericanJackal's picture

September 01, 2020 at 02:15 pm

African Americans account for 13 percent of the population and commit 76 percent of crimes. There are also more black millionaires in America now than white millionaires. Why isn’t this talked about?

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13TimeChamps's picture

September 01, 2020 at 04:01 pm

"There are also more black millionaires in America now than white millionaires. Why isn’t this talked about?"

Because it's not true might have something to do with it.

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August 30, 2020 at 02:29 pm

He murdered two people and wounded the medic. That seems to be the story.

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Rick5952's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:39 pm

AMEN!!!

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 03:07 pm

If this is confirmed he had a lethal dose of drugs in his system, no bruising of the neck in any area it in anf of itself might clear the officers. From what I read he also was hypertenisive and had covid, which could argue for the use of restraining him from infecting others and if he was resisting police in an effort to subdue him requiring additional efforts to subdue. All thses factors together should exonerate the officers.

Which puts us back to square one in regards to perceived social injustice! These are huge developments.

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Duneslick's picture

August 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm

The problem is sports teams leagues etc should stick to sports period and have nothing to do with politics or anything else. I dont care what any of the elitist athletes have to say on other issue. What makes them experts ?

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 01:16 pm

I certainly agree with Murphy and I'm all kn with Black Lives Matter! I do not believe Jacob Blake should have been shot, much less 7 times.

I do however think something is being forgotten in this situation. And forgive me and correct me if some of what I read and commenting is incorrect. Mr Blake had an outstanding warrant againt him for IIRC felony domestic abuse and 2 other lesser charges. Yet here he was involved in another domestic issue were the police had to become involved. He in no way is someone who is an innocent participant.

There was no way Mr Blake was going to be allowed to leave the scene as he was apparently attempting to do. Mr Blake needed, in his particular situation, to do what ever the police wanted him to do, when they wanted him to do it. Are we not taught that you need to comply with police and be helpful to them?

IMO Mr Blake has to shoulder a large part of the blame for this situation! By everything ive read he was resisting the police in about evey way. That is absolutely NOT how you should be interacting with police, especially when you already have a felony warrant against you for the same situation.

I do definitely understand blacks get treated differently in many situations in our society and that has to stop!! Police brutality like we witnessed regarding Mr Floyd has to stop!

I'm sorry Mr Blake was shot and is paralyzed, but in large part IMO, that is of his own doing. He created the situation that required police intervention, he has an outstanding felony warrant against him for a very similar situation and he was resisting police in just about every manner. He may have ( it hasn't been confirmed) been in possession of a knife during the incident.

You have to ask yourself would the police have reacted much differently if this was a white man in the same situation? At what point is it incumbent on each and every person to assist police in trying to perform an extremely difficult job in extreme dangerous situations!

Again, IMO Mr Blake largely brought this on himself if what I read and have mentioned here is true!

Honestly if a family member or friend of mine was has a warrant against them I would encourage them to go to the police and turn themselves in. Did Mr Blakes family do that? When police talked to his family did they lie about knowing hie where abouts?

The public has to be EXPECTED to assist the police even if its family or friends involved.

Again discrimination against blacks has to stop! And I fully support Black Lives Matter! But it can't be glossed over that we the public have the responsibility to assist the police and if your in a situation where police intervention is needed you must also act in a manner to assist, or at least not hinder their jobs! Which BTW are thankless to start with!

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Rick5952's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:04 pm

By supporting BLM, a marxist organization, you negate everything else you said. Too bad.

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Qoojo's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:07 pm

Some real sophisticated binary thinking there.

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:23 pm

I can't tel if your ridiculing or complimenting. I'm trying to look at both sides of the situation. Make yourself clear, not ambiguous.

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Qoojo's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:39 pm

I thought it was fairly clear in my response to Rick that I think he is a mouth breathing drooling idiot. Also, I highly suspect that he benefits from socialism, but is too stupid to recognize it and is simply parroting what he heard elsewhere.

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dblbogey's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:50 pm

Oh you liberals. so kind, loving and accepting, just like your post. You are the one who obviously knows nothing of socialism.

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Qoojo's picture

August 30, 2020 at 03:27 pm

Another binary thinker. I must be a liberal because I made comment in reference to Marxism.

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 03:14 pm

Sorry, I was on my phone and couldn't tell you were responding to Rick. You can disregard my comment. Phone app makes it hard to tell who you were commenting about.

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:17 pm

By not respecting that Black Lives have as much value as your own you negate yourself. I dont support an organization just that their lives matter, as a matter of civility! Which apparently you have none of!

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 03:06 pm

Tell BLM that' All Lives Matter' and see how fast they attack and beat the shit out of you. That isn't looking to be inclusive, but singular, as by the violent actions taken against others.

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 03:25 pm

I agree in that all lives matter. But I do also recognize that blacks are treated differently in some situations. Persons and families have to act responsibly is one thing that is missing in our society.

All lives matter and are equal. Not just whites, or as may be the case here black lives. I'm not jumping on board BLM to say they are more any more important than white lives or any other race creed or color.

I look at it mostly as all lives matter. Which I'm pretty sure is how most rational people think.

Like I mentioned persons and families have to be responsible. Mr Blake didn't become abusive on his own. His parents must have been in relationships like that. They probably were involved in not allowing the police from apprehending him. DId they talk to him to get help about his abusiveness? Did they work against police to keep him from being apprehended? If so, they are in a real sense complicit IMO.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 04:47 pm

And herein lies the crux of the black community, as a whole and as the individual family. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of programs installed in the black communities in every Democratic run city, which are all being besieged by the peaceful BLM protesters, to help black families and still the not understanding of obey the law, teen pregnancy, fatherless homes, prostitution, drugs, gangs, low IQ due to absence are rising. All of the black leaders get rich, all the black athletes move away and then scream about criminals in the hood not being treated equally.

The mayor of Chicago said you can riot, protest, destroy and harm innocent people, but you can't do it on my street. Now tell me how that helps the black communities. In Baltimore, a while back, the mayor told the police to let them riot and loot etc, let them have their space to destroy their own neighborhoods.

Some here can try an tell me the blacks are mistreated, and I would agree, as long as they accept that blacks are responsible themselves for 90+% of the harm inflicted on them, I'll concede the other 10%

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 05:56 pm

"The mayor of Chicago said you can riot, protest, destroy and harm innocent people, but you can't do it on my street."

When exactly did she say it was ok to "destroy and harm innocent people"? I'd love to see that quote.

I've probably disagreed with 98% of what you post on here, but until today, with comments like "the blacks", and an earlier comment about how the only way a black person can become successful is through athletics...I never realized what a racist you really are.

I could point out how there are plenty of successful black attorneys, doctors, scientists, etc., but, really, what would be the point?

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 06:05 pm

By the way, here's your words.....

"for when this war is over, sports may not survive, and then the black man will have killed off the only place for them to have fame and fortune, outside of criminal activity."

So, according to your own words, the only two options for a black man to be successful in our society is through sports and/or criminal activity. But, let me guess, you're not a racist.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 30, 2020 at 09:21 pm

I didn't put those words in quote form for a reason. Her inaction to stop the rioting elsewhere while saying "I have the right to defend my home", while the people don't, essentially means what I said.

As for being racist, you can think what you will of me because no matter how I say something that isn't 100% pro black it will be deemed racist. I'm a realist whose heart strings are no longer easily tugged upon.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 09:35 pm

Saying the only way a black man can be successful is through athletics or criminal activity isn't racist? Lumping them into a monolithic entity isn't racist? Completely ignoring there are successful black members of our society isn't racist?

No one is saying you have to say things that are 100% pro black. The black community has a lot of issues they need to deal with. But when you never say ANYTHING positive and EVERYTHING is negative towards the black community...yes it comes across as racist.

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stockholder's picture

August 30, 2020 at 05:10 pm

Forcing BLM beliefs on others = doesn't make them a racist. Independent thinking is the only way to think. (If you believe in democracy.) Rioting is not the path to Justice. Since when does Murphy need to be on U tube? Mind Control is for the weak! Speak your mind!

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 06:08 pm

I'm totally against any rioting and looting. It only diminishes from the issues at hand. Peaceful protests are a must, unfortunately that gets lost and no one bothers to turn in looters and other criminal acts during demonstrations.

Its all part of better responsible citizens.

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Stroh's picture

August 30, 2020 at 07:53 pm

BTW Murphy doesn't in any way speak for me. I speak for myself, and I think I've made that abundantly clear in my comments thru the years!

I Believe Black Lives Matter (in the same way I believe white lives matter, or any other race creed or color!), not in an organization of the name.

I only speak my mind, you just haven't been paying attention! You should try, just like you should try to understand. Like Rodgers said, Listen to learn. That's the primary thing I do. What about you?

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stockholder's picture

August 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm

Speak your mind was intended for everybody. Listen and Learn? I Don't need to be re-educated.

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dblbogey's picture

August 30, 2020 at 02:57 pm

When BLM starts addressing real problems, I'll be on board. Not a peep about the daily killings of black on black in Chicago. That's been happening for 60 years. BLM doesn't care. Why do black men, 6% of the population, commit over 50 % of violent crime? Is white privilege making them criminals? Let me know when you want to address fatherless families in the black community and all the other problems in their own culture. Or, we can just call it systemic racism so all you liberals can feel good about yourselves.

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August 30, 2020 at 03:35 pm

I don't pretend to know about all the statistics. If that is really true then they put themselves in prison. I get what your saying, though I wonder a little about how much of that is true and if they might get singled out to some degree.

Person's and families have to act responsibly. Too many parents, IMO don't talk about how family members act toward one another or toward others. They somehow think parenting is just creating kids and bring them to school to raise them and handle parenting responsibilities, instead of taking the responsibility themselves, which is where it belongs!

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AmericanJackal's picture

September 01, 2020 at 02:34 pm

Uh oh, facts! Are they racist?

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Leatherhead's picture

August 30, 2020 at 06:58 pm

BLM was founded seven years ago. Since then, they have raised $1 billion dollars.

Not a single neighborhood cleanup.
Not a single college scholarship
Not one dollar for inner city schools

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Wisconsin is an open carry state if you are 18. There is a provision that allows younger people to carry openly under certain circumstances. I was given a .22 for my 11th birthday and had guns in the gun rack of the pickup truck I drove to high school.

The problem isn’t a teen-ager shooting a rioter; the problem is going to be when organized, heavily armed men work as a unit with a thought out plan. It’s coming sooner than folks think.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:10 pm

We've seen that already. They go by "The Proud Boys" and the "Bugaloos". They killed two people the other night.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:29 pm

No, you haven’t seen it, you’ve seen a pale imitation.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:39 pm

"I was given a .22 for my 11th birthday and had guns in the gun rack of the pickup truck I drove to high school."

Wow...that's really impressive. Not sure what that has to do with anything, but obviously you're a really tough guy.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2020 at 07:32 am

You just can’t keep your word, can you Princess?

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 31, 2020 at 07:44 am

Nope...this is way more fun.
Call me all the names you want. I'm sure it makes you feel all manly inside.
Most guys grow out of that by their teens, but others, it takes a little longer.
But your fake photo and tough guy name explains a lot.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2020 at 10:56 am

Ok Princess. Again , this is your choice, not mine.

I’ve known many Marines. All of them were honorable enough to keep their word

But not you, apparently.

If this is your idea of fun, then you’re more disturbed than I thought. The comment about the .22 was anecdotal corroboration of something that everybody’ except you seems to know: Of course you can carry a rifle , even if you’re under 18.

Muscles
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13TimeChamps's picture

August 31, 2020 at 11:32 am

Under Wisconsin law, anyone under the age of 18 is allowed to carry a rifle for hunting and target shooting only.

"Under Wisconsin statutes that say anyone under 18 who "goes armed" with any deadly weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was not old enough to legally carry the assault-style rifle he had."

Under statute 948.60: Possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
(1)  In this section, “dangerous weapon" means any firearm, loaded or unloaded; any electric weapon, as defined in s. 941.295 (1c) (a); metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles; a nunchaku or any similar weapon consisting of 2 sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather; a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand; a shuriken or any similar pointed star-like object intended to injure a person when thrown; or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends.
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(a) Any person under 18 years of age who possesses or goes armed with a dangerous weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

So, Leatherface, it appears your little boy crush was in clear violation of Wisconsin statutes. But, believe me, that's the least of his problems at the moment.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Prove he wasn’t hunting. I mean like they’re going to have to in a court of law, with actual evidence.

He will never be convicted. I’d bet a lot on that.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 31, 2020 at 12:47 pm

"Hunting" on the streets of Kenosha at night with an AR-15. Maybe people in Bumfuck, TX, or wherever you live, might be gullible enough to believe that nonsense.

Now you're just starting to embarrass yourself.

He better hope he's not convicted. In Wisconsin, he's considered an adult. With that baby face, he'll last a couple days in an adult prison before Bubba puts in a claim on his tender little behind. We'll see how tough little wannabe militia boy is then.

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crayzpackfan's picture

August 31, 2020 at 02:05 pm

I could be wrong, but I seen an interview with a reporter that was 10 feet away from the shooting. He claims the kid was clearly shot at first. He said the kid also called 911 and tried to help afterwards. But hey, why wait for facts, if true when we can let our emotions go?

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 31, 2020 at 03:01 pm

Like you said...you could be wrong. This is the first I'm hearing of him being shot at first.
If he was "clearly" shot at first, why is it just coming out now? This is a huge national story.
I would love to know what publication this "reporter" worked for.
Like you said...let's wait for the facts.

By the way...the only thing I've been commenting on is the fact that it is illegal for a 17 year old to be walking down the street with an AR-15. I've never claimed to know the actual facts of the shooting. I wasn't there, and never claimed to have been there.

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r22assessor's picture

September 05, 2020 at 10:14 pm

How about the "right wing" New York Times as a source? They reported (and have a video) showing a shot being fired BEHIND Rittenhouse BEFORE the first guy got shot. Here's a link:
www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/us/kyle-rittenhouse-kenosha-shooting-video.html

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2020 at 03:04 pm

What is true, and what is known, is not the same as what you can prove. And in a court of law, that’s all that matters. They have to prove Rittenhouse committed a crime. I don’t think they’ll be able to.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 31, 2020 at 04:37 pm

For about the 47th time now...geezus...a 17 year old walking down a Wisconsin street with an AR-15 strapped across his shoulder is...I'll go slow here...a C-R-I-M-E.

A first year law student could, with all the video of him walking down the street with said weapon, prove that to a jury.

What is it you don't think they could prove? That it was him? Film...lots of it. His age? Hasn't been disputed.

Please enlighten us.

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crayzpackfan's picture

August 31, 2020 at 09:37 pm

Actually, after looking into it further, as you should too, not only was he shot at first, he was chased down the street, tripped with one guy above him with a glock. That’s when he fired. He was there on a desperate call from a local store owner to help protect his property. He brought a first aid kit and was treating wounded protesters when he was turned on. But hey, screw me. I just think maybe we should let the legal system work it all out while quit losing our sh1t and start playing with matches and desperately seek likes on social media for being the most woke person on earth. Let’s just chill. The truth will set us free. Cheers

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13TimeChamps's picture

September 01, 2020 at 10:23 am

Maybe you should actually read the posts you're responding to.

I've already acknowledged that I wasn't there and have no idea how the shooting went down. I was only referring to the fact that it is illegal for a 17 year old to be in possession of an AR-15 on the streets of Wisconsin.

Your screen name seems to fit you well.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 01, 2020 at 03:24 pm

You better speak your native tongue ,Boris , if you want to continue spewing lies.

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crayzpackfan's picture

August 31, 2020 at 09:39 pm

Edit: double post

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r22assessor's picture

September 05, 2020 at 12:59 am

Hey, organizing "spontaneous" demonstrations ain't cheap! [Motel 6 headquarters/crash pad rent, bull horn batteries, gas mask filters, etc.]

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 30, 2020 at 08:08 pm

Wow, the number of downvoters here is staggering.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2020 at 11:00 am

People use the downvote as a weapon here. Only a few, but they’ll just downvote instead of presenting a coherent counter argument. Some times, the downvote means they don’t like you. I’ve had deleted double posts downvoted, as if they saw my avatar and clicked downvote.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 31, 2020 at 11:34 am

Well, it IS a pretty ridiculous looking 'avatar'.

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PackfanNY's picture

August 31, 2020 at 08:03 am

Sure seems like Murphy and many others have become the judge and jury BEFORE all the facts have come out.

NO ONE in the public, not Murphy, not the Packers, not the NFL players, not the posters on this site (including myself) have seen all the evidence, interviewed any witnesses or know all the facts. Seeing this I have no idea why we have a need for investigation or the criminal justice system. Yet Murphy and many others have come to all kinds of conclusions.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2020 at 11:15 am

PackfanNY......I thought the same thing. Murphy’s assertion that these are racially motivated episodes rejects the possibility that the police officer was reacting to the behavior, not the skin color

Will the social justice money go to any of the businesses that were burned and looted in the name of social justice?

My old drivers ed. teacher said “stay in your lane and you’ll cause fewer accidents.” I wish the multimillionaire entertainers would think about that.

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crayzpackfan's picture

August 31, 2020 at 02:09 pm

Politics and sports go together like baking chocolate fondue and garlic cloves. SMH

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r22assessor's picture

September 05, 2020 at 02:19 am

No, Mr. Murphy: sports fans do not want politics mixed in with their sporting events. That's being done over in the NBA Finals right now - how's the viewership? If the Packer organization wants to demonstrate their sincere concern for "social justice" take a road trip down to Kinosha and give some of that money to the women (and children) victimized by Jacob Blake Jr. and to the business owners burned out in his name.
Athletes have the same rights as all Americans when it comes to having and expressing political opinions. But it should be left in the locker room. Here's a scenario: The Pack is leading by 3 points with 10 seconds to go. The 5'9'' opposing cornerback has been burned three times for touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers, great social warrior that he is and who makes 10 times (at least) what this guy makes, deliberately throws an interception, the cornerback scores and the Pack loses. And misses the playoffs. Think of the GREAT press release you could write on how this validates the organization's commitment to "social equity". If the CB is Black, you can throw in "racial equity" as well.
Question: have you ever seen players disrespect the national anthem of a foreign country in THEIR stadium? They would only be drenched in beer in England but good luck getting back to the bus in Mexico. So much for "cultural equity".

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