Packers cancel Thursday's practice

The move comes as a further response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

After postponing a practice that had been set to start at 10:30am CT, the Packers have announced that today's practice has been canceled. 

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is scheduled to meet with the media at 12:30 CT. 

The move is undoubtedly a further response to the events transpiring in Kenosha, Wisconsin earlier this week and comes on the heels of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers deciding not to play the games both teams had scheduled for Wednesday evening. 

Earlier this week, the Packers released a statement that read:

"The Packers organization was shocked to see the video that showed police shooting Jacob Blake multiple times in the back. We are hopeful Jacob makes a full recovery, and our thoughts are with his family. While we understand a full investigation of this terrible incident will take place, we are deeply troubled at what again has become a painful example of the significant challenges we face with respect to police brutality, systemic racism and injustices against Black people. We continue to call for meaningful dialogue to affect the needed change we all desire."

I'll update this post after we hear from LaFleur. 

UPDATE:

LaFleur indicated that the leadership council met this morning, then both sides of the ball had meetings prior to the entire team coming together to talk about several issues pertaining to social justice and what has happened around the country not only recently but throughout the lives of many of the players and coaches. 

To close, LaFleur indicated that his staff will draw up a plan for how to proceed going forward when it comes to practice and getting ready for Week 1. 

My favorite point that LaFleur made was this:

"What’s so great about our sport and the essence of team is you’ve got a bunch of people from different backgrounds coming together in pursuit of a common goal. If our society could emulate that, or could see how we operate as a team, our world would be a much better place."

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Lphill's picture

August 27, 2020 at 12:07 pm

I don’t get it , the NFL is going to lose a lot of money over playing politics. Down vote away .

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scullyitsme's picture

August 27, 2020 at 12:13 pm

No down vote needed, your entitled to your opinion, as they are. Your also right, they will lose money, that to me just emphasizes how important a statement it is.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Years ago the NFL caved into pressure and tried to minimize protests. And nothing changed. So as the same events happened again and again the players have come to the decision that they need to make their feelings known. Whether the NFL executives truly agree or know they can't stop the players I can't tell, but for now they are supportive. So yes it shows how strong these feelings are, that athletes are so strongly in support of these actions even if it means alienating a portion of their fan base.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:34 pm

Until one of these players forfeits his salary or career for this cause, and not one who is near retirement or non-essential to the team or Org. I'll wait.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:03 pm

Kapernick already did but I don't see why that's the bar that means they are serious.

All gestures are meaningless if you expect immediate results. Playing the National Anthem before every game is a meaningless gesture if you are expecting its playing to cause some sort of unity in this divided country.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:32 pm

Adorablelle the sjw always comes around with the annoying view points..:)

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:23 pm

So to be taken serious for something you believe in, you have to forfeit your career and ability to support yourself and your family, to make that belief legitimate? I don't follow.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:36 pm

The level to which they are promoting their support, yes, much more than a game postponement is very much needed. Defend them all you want, but their level of support is pitiful based on the platform they believe can 'do anything'.

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TheBigCheeze's picture

August 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

...you speak the truth....I get annoyed when players use the NFL platform for their political and social narratives....SHUT UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL, OR GET OUT OF THE NFL AND CLEAN TOILETS.....

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:19 pm

So toilet cleaners are allowed to voice their opinions, but professional athletes aren't?
Who gets to make that distinction?

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:27 pm

Thankfully, you're not in charge. This is white execs and white coaches making these decisions and/or supporting these decisions. Put yourselves in the shoes of a young black man for one minute. Would you want to go on as if sports matters right now? When life and death issues are facing your community? This isn't even games we are talking about. This is much more than "political and social narratives." This is a bullet strewn man in the hospital. Followed by an armed white 17 year old who killed peaceful protestors and the cops just let him walk away.

So sorry you're "annoyed." I think the families of the many dead Americans are little more than "annoyed," and that weighs just a little heavier than a sports fan's indignation that young men are standing up against what is clearly inequality in our country.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:56 pm

"Followed by an armed white 17 year old who killed peaceful protestors and the cops just let him walk away."

The peaceful protesters beat that 17 year old with a skateboard and one pointed a gun at him, the one who luckily still has a arm, and the 3rd victim chased him with a molotov cock-tail looking to light him on fire.

That kid didn't walk away, he actually walked toward the police and turned himself in. Which is exactly what is required when self-defense with a gun occurs.

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Chzhd's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:51 pm

You write like a Russian bot.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:10 pm

So you need a coworker...?
Just shut up an clean toilets........you are good at it.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:02 pm

Some people don't weigh every decision they make based on money.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:12 pm

Perhaps not their own, but other peoples money, without a doubt

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:13 pm

Staring you in the face and you can't even see it.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:18 pm

I know what I see in the mirror and hypocrisy isn't there.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:21 pm

I know many people, myself included, that don't base every decision on money. There are dickheads out there that do, though. I'll give you that. :)

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dblbogey's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:52 pm

Or logic.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:18 pm

The NFL is built on player squads that are about 70% black. They can't ignore this any longer. White execs and white coaches can't keep pretending these events don't affect players and teams and society as a whole. How do you face a team of majority black players and tell them to just go out and practice and play like there aren't cops out there killing their brothers and sisters? Sporting events have shut down for issues in the past that affect society. This is the NFL recognizing that this issue isn't going away. Players are educating coaches about their own awful experiences at the hands of authorities and how different that experience is that the white experience. This is how change happens.

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Since'61's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:31 pm

WestCoastPackerBacker, 2 well stated, excellent posts. I agree. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Tarpon12's picture

August 28, 2020 at 10:49 am

Why arent these same players not protesting when every day in cities like Chicago black people are killing each other including young children? Dont they care about that? Seems hypocritical to me.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm

"Dont they care about that?"

I'm sure they care.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:36 pm

Change happens when those said brothers and sister don’t resist arrest, fight cops and use weapons against them.. Both of those black people had long rap sheets for armed robbery and sexual assault.. But I guess none of that matters right ? They’d be garbage people if they were any color..

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:11 pm

Has nothing to do with politics. Just humanity and way more important than football.

The players are just great and not just in the NFL

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Since'61's picture

August 27, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Good move by the Packers. It’s difficult to concentrate on football or any other sport while this senseless violence continues. It is good to give the players a chance to step away and refocus.

Too much unnecessary suffering due to Covid-19 and violence
Our country needs a lot of healing right now. It will take time.

I wish everyone peace and to stay well and stay safe.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm

"It is good to give the players a chance to step away and refocus."

One game or practice says and does nothing. If they really want a change, then sacrifice their salaries and postpone all until the change they seek is in hand.

The reason they won't is because they know these people were criminals and aren't worth their salary being forfeited.

Words need to be backed up with equal and more sacrifice from the speakers and supporters from those assumed prominent platforms. Sacrificing a game or practice equates to using an issue for a day off at best.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:10 pm

I disagree that they are doing this just for a day off. They are doing it because it means here we are talking about it.

Whether it is a meaningful gesture or not I guess depends on what happens next.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:29 pm

The gesture is meaningless in the grand scope, and the idea that it has them 'talking' about what they say is all that's be done in the past, makes them even more ignorant, while looking for a different kind of 15 minutes of fame.

Unless they walkaway from playing altogether, and with no time line to return, their words and hypocrite actions do nothing except aid and support the criminals in the street running amok without punishment.

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scullyitsme's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:55 pm

The idea that players have to forfeit they’re salaries to be taken seriously is non sense. You have ridiculous ideas and spout then here all the time, you still get paid somewhere I think.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:42 pm

Good point. Hard to understand the level of ridiculousness here. Yes, maybe paid.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:11 pm

I am sorry but that is a ridiculous take. I have been to many protests but I still work. What one has to do with the other I have no clue.

When I was in high school we had a sit in to protest changes in the dress code we found excessive. We weren't quitting school we were protesting to make our feelings known.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:53 pm

Apples and oranges.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:54 pm

.....I know you do that all the time. On a way loer level of course......
But you must feel good, as the Country is so down...

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:43 pm

20 years olds with strong fact based opinions hahaha..:)

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Pizzadoc's picture

August 28, 2020 at 12:35 am

I’m sure your made up ultimatum means a lot to them.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:32 pm

I think it is the utmost of arrogance to tell someone else what they should do. None of us have walked in their shoes. None of us know what pressures are facing them from any direction. And none of us know what will happen going forward. Sporting teams have zero power over police authorities and the federal, state and municipal governments that oversee them.

They also need time to coordinate a response; whatever they decide to do or not do. These decisions don't materialize out of thin air. They take consideration, they take input, they take collaboration. They take a little time. This is a start.

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Since'61's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:19 pm

Taryn, You are assuming that this will be the only practice canceled. Maybe some if not all of the players will stay out longer. Maybe many of them have already donated time and money to various causes which they support and maybe they will donate more time and money.

I’m confident that we don’t know what each player does or will be doing while they’re away from the team. Many probably prefer to keep their activities private. We’ll never know.

These events happened in the Packers home state so it makes sense that the Packers and other Wisconsin teams would take at least a day to make a statement of support for grieving families and friends within the larger state community which they represent. Until I see otherwise I can’t see a reason to question their motivation. In fact it’s positive to see professional organizations standing with their community against unnecessary violence.

All of these events, school shootings, mass shootings, police being shot, and police shooting or killing unarmed citizens, all this needs to stop. We need to assess why it happens so frequently and we need to identify the appropriate steps to correct and stop this behavior. It is getting worse and I’m not aware of any other industrialized country that consistently has this level of violence.

Maybe canceling a practice is too small a step. But it is a step and it’s better than continuing to ignore the obvious violence and racism in our country. Thanks, Since ‘61

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:58 pm

Taryn,
For once completely agree!

The problem I have is protests being made, and players and team making statements before a full investigation has been performed. They have no idea what happened in Kenosha. The shooting victim apparently had a knife in the car (we all do right?) and he was going to get his knife. When you watch video he obviously was not getting in his car. Instead he quickly bent over to grab something inside his car. Easy to make a snap assessment but why not let the full investigation play out before everyone with a platform tries using it when they do not know s...!

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edp1959's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:18 pm

Did anyone protest when that POS molested that 15 year old girl?

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:48 pm

So the purge is on then? Or is this only an ethnic cleansing?

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Lphill's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:23 pm

The ethnic cleansing is going on in Chicago, St Louis and NYC and other Democratic run cities.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:52 pm

yeah, as our facist run country implodes.
You must hate brain and heart and strenght.
My Grandkids will still try to clean up this Trump mess if its posible at all. No one is safe in todays America if you still can call it that way.

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Lphill's picture

August 28, 2020 at 08:25 am

Look harder , the high crime rates and shootings are in Democratic run cities that have been that way for decades , time to vote these fools out once and for all , your either on the side of law and order or your on the side of anarchy .

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 09:40 pm

Actually according to FBI data of the 10 most dangerous states to live in, 8 have republican governors.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:50 pm

Adorbs you should change your name to aunt keisha

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:52 pm

Jeffery Epstein??

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:40 pm

Someone made up a nice story about Jacob Blake, that he molested/raped an underage girl. It is completely made up. It is a facebook meme or falsehood generated to place blame on the man who was almost executed by police. He has a warrant out over possible charges from a domestic dispute. That's it. And these cops didn't even know the warrant existed.

How is it the Kenosha cops almost executed black man Blake (judge, jury, executioner) and let white Kyle Rittenhouse walk into a crown of protestors with a rifle and kill two people and injure another? Oh, and they gave Kyle a bottle of water and then let him walk away after he shot people dead.

You wouldn't protest that if you were black? Or if you were human and cared about other humans?

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:19 pm

These lies and conspiratorial nonsense presented by some russians or white supremacists have been refuted, de-bunked and Fact-checked with antiseptic clarity. Facebook and the nut jobs other "reliable" sources of news like U tube have already scrubbed their sites of this fabrication and distortion of fact, evidence and truth.
Judas Priest, crackers, have you no shame?

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 09:45 pm

He was given the bottle of water by the police about 10 or 15 minutes before he started killing. Which is so much worse. It means the police swinging by in their tank, saw a kid walking around with a rifle and didn't send him home. They didn't send the whole lot of them home. I mean they were driving a damn tank so they knew it was a dangerous situation. It boggles the mind.

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Since'61's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:51 pm

If that is true maybe they should have protested. Did you do or say anything about it?

For me, this is the 1st I’m hearing of this alleged molestation.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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Oppy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:54 pm

You should probably research your facts before you accuse people of being child molesters.

Hint: viral memes and talk shows do not qualify as verified facts.

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gkarl's picture

August 28, 2020 at 10:20 am

Oppy

I find it harder to get the facts from any media outlet anymore. They all seem to promote one agenda or another.

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BAMABADGER's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:15 pm

Goodell's indecisive flip/flop leadership will result in long term damage to the NFL. Similarly, a sever lack of leadership exists in some state and large municipal government has resulted in lawlessness. The decline of NYC, Minneapolis, Portland safety are blatant examples. Sadly, lives have been lost due to their ineptness.... Poor leadership now impacts even a smaller city like Kenosha. As a GBP shareholder I'm fine with players and staff deciding to take a day(s) off as a protest. However, they should forgo their lucrative salary and pay for all associated operational cost and lost revenue incurred by the Packer organization during that time.

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scullyitsme's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:07 pm

Your right, I can’t take your opinion seriously either because you haven’t forfeited your salary to the nra, Fox News, or whatever else your interested in. Guess we’re all a bunch of rich, making money, posers,

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:24 pm

If my 2nd Amendment Right or saving this country becomes a fight with the need of guns to save it, I'll be willing to sacrifice any and all my salary including my life.

Will you sacrifice salary or die for a criminal that gets shot for crimes committed etc, which appears to be your sentiment? Are you out there rioting, and if not, will you calmly offer up your home and business, if applicable, to the rioters to show support?

Post your address of both with an invite, and let's see what your willing to do for their criminal 'cause.' Please, film it, and you'll get bonus points.

No, you'll be crying how they destroyed your property and how they are now the criminals they always were and are.

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scullyitsme's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:34 pm

So there’s nothing you believe in up to this point worth forfeiting you’re money like the packers should now. How lucky of you. We must live in your utopia, not sure why your complaining then. But oh yeah, If there ever comes a time, your ready....eye roll

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:01 pm

I'm surely not inclined to sacrifice all, much less anything, in the support of criminals and it appears the athletes aren't really either, less a game or practice, and while speaking or squeaking as though they would but likely won't, as they have already said play will resume.

One day off with pay. Such a glorious and productive show of 'true' support for 'change.'

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:49 pm

Do you really wants cops to be judge, jury and executioner? That's what's happening here.

There was a warrant out on Blake, but it was claim based on a domestic dispute. No evidence have been given. No charges have been filed. The Bill of Rights doesn't just include the Second Amendment. It includes innocent until proven guilty. What if the ex girlfriend was vindictive and lying? What if he is completely innocent? And even if he is guilty, he does not deserve to be executed (it came close, but he lived), but to serve a sentence.

What if its not the criminals coming after you, it's the cops. Will you feel the same way then?

And how about the 17 year kid there with an illegal rifle that murdered two people while the cops did nothing. Oh, they gave him a bottle of water. And they let him walk away afterwards. Or is it just black "criminals" who deserve execution, but white criminals (commit murder in front of a crowd) can walk away.

Two faced.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:25 pm

Then he should have allowed the police to do their job and investigate. resisting arrest is the first step to having the police use force. It's not that hard to understand.

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Bure9620's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:53 pm

1st amendment rights are being threatened more significantly right now than any other constitutional right. Many want to lump peaceful protestors into looters and criminals...the fact is these people committing crimes are the minority.....the majority of protests around the country are peaceful including the protests in Lafeyette Square where the administration had those people tear gassed and cleared for a political photo-op......our founding fathers would not be proud... they believed in the ability to petition your government......The Government is there to serve the people, We pick our leaders to servce us,, not the other way around....Democracy hangs in the balance........We will have a Republic so long as we can keep it......Democracy is on the ballot, so is Autocracy....This is the United States of America, Not Trumpistan.......For now....Having been born in the Soviet Union my hope is to not have to defect an Autocratic regime twice in my life...

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:59 pm

Compared to guys like Trump everyone is a great leader. The leadership in Kenosha is not bad, the racism comes from the top and the system is the problem. This is Trumps America where nobody is safe anymore, can get worse than this as we let an fat idiot run the country into the ground.
Im a sharholder too and Im proud as hell. Money does not matter at all anymore......

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mamasboy's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:43 pm

The cities that have turned into war zones have DEMOCRAT Mayors. Their States have DEMOCRAT Governors. Trumps fault? What a joke!

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:59 pm

Compared to guys like Trump everyone is a great leader. The leadership in Kenosha is not bad, the racism comes from the top and the system is the problem. This is Trumps America where nobody is safe anymore, can get worse than this as we let an fat idiot run the country into the ground.
Im a sharholder too and Im proud as hell. Money does not matter at all anymore......

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Lphill's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:24 pm

So the players are showing support for a convicted felon with an open warrant for raping a 15 year old , was trespassing and violating an order of protection then refused all commands from Police and went to retrieve a weapon from his car. Let that sink in.

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Rick5952's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:30 pm

Green bay packers. Part of the cancel culture.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:31 pm

The depths in which this needs to go to sink in for some is near an abyss.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:18 pm

We are in support of a person who was walking away from an officer and got shot 7 times in the back for it. A person. A person. A person! A freaking human being! Stray dogs are treated with more respect.

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edp1959's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:22 pm

He molested a minor, a 15 year old child. Stray dogs deserve more respect.

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August 27, 2020 at 02:55 pm

Well you just perfectly sum up why there are riots in the street edp. As long as people keep saying that someone shot in the back by police "deserved it" there will be unrest.

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August 27, 2020 at 02:35 pm

Stray dogs SHOULD be treated with respect; they're just trying to make it in this world, and like everyone else, they need food, shelter, and love.

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Lphill's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:00 pm

A child rapists who ignored the police to retrievet a weapon from his car , and you support him , tells a lot about you.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:27 pm

He is not a child rapist. Thats just one of those "don't get your news from facebook " sort of things and also has nothing to do with anything. The police seem curiously unable to subdue people and resort to lethal force quickly. But only when they are black. Jacob Blake deserves to be arrested and tried but shot seven times in the back seems to only occur when you're black.

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Lphill's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:46 pm

A rapist all the same , maybe he should have complied with the officers ? and he was tased first .

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 05:01 pm

Adorbs, do white people not get killed by cops ? Hmmmmmmmmm

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:07 pm

The police were called on him at that residence, he had a knife in his hand walking to the driver side, dropped it and the reached in for another, and more video, which you have obviously lacked a desire to search and view, shows him resisting arrest before they got to the car.
When is a person still in deserves of safe arrest. After he rapes a minor, stabs a police officer, slices the throat of his girlfriend or bystander? When you are wanted and resist arrest with a weapon, your rights and deserves are near zero as to your safety. Better him than the cop or another.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:51 pm

When you are shot in the back you are not a threat at that moment. To put it into a football metaphor, the police need to practice with those rolling tires because they can't seem to tackle anyone. Any idiot can shoot someone in the back and I have much higher expectations of our police than that.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:10 pm

So, if someone punches you in the face and then turns around you won't retaliate, unless he turns again to hit you again?

So you're simply a willing punching bag or a coward.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 09:53 pm

What a terrible thing to say. Someone doesn't agree with you so they get called names like that if they don't agree with your statements? So that means I should call you a pathetic idiot and a coward now because I think your comment was out of bounds?

Cheeseheadtv needs a block feature.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 05:02 pm

Taryn 100% correct

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mamasboy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:51 pm

Stray dogs SHOW more respect!

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:58 pm

well said Adorabelle....

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:03 pm

Being from a family of police including having lost a family member in the line of police duty you DO NOT have a clue what you are talking about.

Would love to watch you in that police officers shoe when the guy says he is going to get his weapon and reaches for it. Yup...typical from someone who knows nothing and has had zero training, but likes to talk like they have a clue.

Keep spewing nonsense!

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:57 pm

Hey adorbs, what if that girl was your daughter, should he then be treated better ? More human perhaps right ?

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Qoojo's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:28 pm

Every black guy shot and killed by the police has a similar story written afterward. Let that sink in.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:11 pm

Yeah, shooting a unarmed man 7 times from behind in front of his kids. That what you mean.
And the next day, a alt right murders 2 peacefull people and get a bottle of water from the police.
Hmmmm lets see, so you twistet the reality upside down and in the end the victims are the bad ones. Lets that sink in.
This is dumber propaganda than Fox News and they already criminal and as unamerican as it gets.

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Oppy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:54 pm

You should probably research your facts before you accuse people of being child molesters.

Hint: viral memes and talk shows do not qualify as verified facts.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:39 pm

Exactly lphill, but don’t tell these people facts, it gets in the way of the unjust racial treatment..

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dblbogey's picture

August 27, 2020 at 01:56 pm

Keep politics out of it. I just want to watch football. I'm tired of athletes and Hollywood mouthing off. I don't care what they think, play ball.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 02:27 pm

This site brought it up. Oh, wait, the protest isn't political, right?

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:49 pm

They don't care what you think either, so you're even. They care about other people's lives.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:45 pm

Because you cant play by yourself. Hope the never play for guys like you.

Nearly all of the guys are proud of the PACKERS like they handled it.

MLF

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:05 pm

100% agreed!

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jerry meyer's picture

August 28, 2020 at 07:35 am

10 thumbs down ??????

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Pack144's picture

August 29, 2020 at 06:28 pm

I am ashamed of the whole Packer organization behaving in this matter. You are supporting the criminals over justice and this sickens me. WILL YOU WAKE THE HELL UP !!!!!. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN. THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH BREAKING THE LAW AND RESISTING ARREST. YOU ALL ARE MAKING HEROS OUT OF CRIMINALS AND IM ASHAMED OF THF WHOLE PACKERS ORGANIZATION. My black and white friends are disgusted by the behavior of sport teams.
You have ruined my love for the game, how can i cheer for a team that supports criminals over the law of this country.
I DO NOT JUDGE A MAN BY THE COLOR OF HIS OR HER SKIN, BUT BY THERE CHARACTER AND I CAN SAY SPORT TEAMS ARE SHOWING THERE TRUE CHARACTER AND BY KNEELING AT MY FLAG AND MY ANTHEM YOU DISGUST ME. I FOUGHT FOR MY COUNTRY AND WATCHED GOOD MEN AND WOMAN DIE AND NOT ONE OF US GAVE A SHIT ABOUT SKIN COLOR ON THE BATTLEFIELD OR OFF. WE WERE FAMILY AND TRUE PATRIOTS. SO IF ONE GREEN BAY PACKER KNEELS AT OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM I WILL SWITCH OFF MY TV AND NEVER AGAIN WATCH ANOTHER GAME. I HOPE MANY FANS WILL JOIN IN AND SAY TO HELL WITH THESE PLAYERS. ITS ONLY A UNIFORM THEY PUT ON TO PLAY A GAME FOR MONEY. I PUT ON MY MARINE CORPS UNIFORM TO SERVE MY COUNTRY. IF ANY MAN OR WOMAN WOULD HAVE KNELT AT OUR FLAG BACK IN 1776. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN SENT PACKING WITH THE BRITISH. MAYBE THATS NOT A BAD IDEA.

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Packer_Fan's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:04 pm

I wish they would stay out of politics. Sure there is cause and a big one. But there are other causes not being addressed. What will they do, boycott a game next? How about boycotting the whole season. How about .... I am sick and tired of this whole thing and losing interest in the season.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:35 pm

GREAT start to the season, we all should stand up for what we believe in.......

Beside that, complete BS to get crazy over one training, when people get murdered

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stockholder's picture

August 27, 2020 at 03:15 pm

What blindness to the destruction of property. Their consciousness will only wreck a good thing. And keep Fueling more Riots. Nothing they do will "insure" domestic tranquility. Real heroes stand up for their country.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:30 pm

So you say Trump and his minions are cowards?
And of course the protest are not riots besides the armed right wingers....

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Chzhd's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:56 pm

Real heroes confront injustice and fight for liberty and basic human rights.

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stockholder's picture

August 28, 2020 at 11:51 pm

So you approve of all the destruction. Who will pay for all this? Put your comic books away. Buy a gun because your going to need it.

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mamasboy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:17 pm

Remember Pat Tillman? The guy who turned down millions and a successful NFL career to support what he believed in. The guy who gave his LIFE for what he believed in. Every Packer, Buck and Brewer should quit sports and become policemen ( for $50.000 a year). Or they could Police in the off season. Not ONE of them has the balls to do that. Instead they postpone games and skip practice. Now that's making a real difference!!!! WHAT A JOKE! They should put their asses on the line and show the cops how it's done. I''m sure they'll keep their cool like they do when they take a cheap shot or get hit by a pitch. I'm sure they'd have the patience of a saint with people on the streets that don't want to follow orders, take a swing at them, or pull a knife or gun on them.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 27, 2020 at 04:53 pm

That's a great one. Let's get all patriotic about Pat Tillman, whose life was completely wasted in a completely useless war. Shot by other Americans. There for no reason to begin with. Nobody from Afghanistan was attacking America.

The issue here is that white people do fail to follow orders, to take a swing at the cop and do pull a weapon and 9 times out of 10 they walk away with their lives. Not black citizens. They get executed. That's the issue.

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mamasboy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:04 pm

"9 times out of ten they walk away with their lives. Not black citizens . They get executed"
Where do you get your stats from? The BLM handbook ? West Coast? Probably California, the land of fruits and nuts as well a NO common sense . Here's a stat for you from the FBI. Blacks commit 52% of the murders in this country. They take the lead in committing other violent crimes at even a higher percentage than that. THEY'RE 13% OF THE POPULATION.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 05:09 pm

West coast are you really down talking Pat Tillman wow.. That’s a whole new level of low.. I guess if he was black it’s make him a hero ??

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:28 pm

Pat Tillman would lead the kneeling, Im pretty sure of that. And the player today are just doing what they believe in. Easy to understand.

And Im sure, you as mamasboy got balls like the Wig. WHAT A JOKE!

I guess you like Lombardi a lot.......

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mamasboy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:08 pm

Tillman wouldn't take the lead by kneeling. He'd become a cop and actually do something meaningful about the problem. NOT take a day off!!!

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 28, 2020 at 10:32 pm

wrong, very wrong again , cracker. You know nothing of Tillman.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 30, 2020 at 10:07 am

Cracker ? Racial slurs are allowed here ?

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 04:53 pm

Well said mamasboy

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:02 pm

A black man in SC shot three white people in the head over a fender bender. Are the players demanding this to stop. A little 5 year old was shot in the head by his black next door neighbor for riding his bike on his property. Are the players saying anything about this. No. They speak only of justice for the known black criminals who got what was coming eventually when you're a criminal.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:22 pm

Every criminal should get what he deserves. But like alway you missing the point completly.
Its about inequality, racism and Police brutality.
It about whats wrong and right as human being.

So the yellow looooser is gone, but the 50M haters will still be here and making America as unamerican as it gets.

MLF, by the way, found great word about it and he is so right.

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TarynsEyes's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:31 pm

The inequality lies in the who is responsible for over 60+% of crime and the fact that 90% of black crime perpetrated on blacks is by blacks. Cops kill more white people than blacks. The narrative of police seek blacks is bs. Blacks seek police by being responsible for the crimes inflicted on society by a large majority.

Not a racist, just a realist and would say same regardless of race etc.

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mamasboy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:12 pm

How many drinks did you have before you laid out this jumbled crock, fastmoving?

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 05:12 pm

Fast moving you’re missing the point, and doing it incoherently at the same time..

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

No one needs to speak out over illegal acts because everyone knows that everyone is against them. No one anywhere is supporting anyone's right to break the law. That's so silly I am shocked I had to tell you that. How that made sense to you I can not even contemplate.

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MITM's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:32 pm

This is a disgrace. That man deserved to be shot and although I wish he'd died, AT LEAST HE CANT RAPE ANYONE ANYMORE. The whole country was up in arms over George Floyd a 6'4 piece of garbage high on fentanyl and meth - who did jailtime for holding a gun to a pregnant white womans stomach while his boyzzz ramsacked her house - he offered NOTHING to society and I hope hes burning in hell, I KNOW he is. AND NONE OF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM BEING BLACK. IF THEY WERE WHITE ID SAY THE SAME DAMN THING.

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:42 pm

Trump offered NOTHING to the society than hate, murder, racism and tax money fraud and you made him king. A con man who raped every girl he ever meet?
He let 100000 Americans die and run the country into the ground, your 300 pound coward.

He offered a lot, but nothing good

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MITM's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:24 pm

Im not even a Trump supporter, dumbass. I just have half a brain. So it seems like YOU'RE the one putting on for the rapists and criminals you love so much who dont care about you and would have shot you dead in a past life. I dont support either candidate but go ahead and vote for Biden and Kamala Harris - NOBODY will put more black people in jail than those 2. Go ahead and vote them in.

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mamasboy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:15 pm

You must have had a few more before you spit this out.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:02 pm

Sick and scary. Seek help.

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Oppy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:02 pm

You should probably research your facts before you accuse people of being rapists.

Hint: viral memes and talk shows do not qualify as verified facts.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:50 pm

Dispatch told the responding officers that there was a disturbance involving two women and a man. Identified the man by name, and noted he had an open warrant. Indicated that the man took the car keys from one of the woman and wouldn't give them back to the woman. We do not know if police knew the three children in the car were Blake's children or whether Blake had an ownership interest the car. We do not know if knowledge of his name meant the police knew he'd been convicted of brandishing a concealed weapon while intoxicated, had been charged with 3rd degree sexual assault, was violating a protective order by being where he was, whether the protective order applied to his children (whether the order specified no contact with the children as well, or only supervised contact). Kenosha is fairly large, 100K population, so Blake, whose employment status is unknown, may or may not have been known to the average police officer.

I certainly expect police to take such a person into custody. The warrant alone suffices.
I certainly expect the police to question Blake and the women.
I certainly expect the police to protect the three children.

And I think the above should be doable without shooting the suspect seven times.

I think this was very poor police work. I think there is a culture being constructed before our very eyes that compliance with lawful orders is optional and should have no consequences. Blake was clearly in the wrong here as well. I think young people are learning that if they can get 3 or more people who can chant in unison to join with them that their free speech rights includes the right to close down a street, your driveway, a business or a courthouse with impunity and maybe loot it as well. The Portland District Attorney has made it explicit that one is not as individually responsible for one's own actions if those actions take place while one is a member of a mob. That is, the DA is taking into consideration the mob mentality studies done by sociologists/psychologists. That is very problematic since it matters greatly whether the DA in question supports the cause of the mob members. That's a lot of discretion we are giving to a DA.

The presence of the children works both ways for me. It seems terrible to shoot their father in front of their very eyes. OTOH, I don't know if the protective order precluded contact between Blake and his children, if the police knew what the protective order indicated or even if they knew that they were his children. I can't imagine hurting my own two children, but it does happen in society and Blake was in an extremely agitated state. IDK.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:11 pm

Hard to know anything without more information but one thing you stated certainly rings true. There should have been a lot of options for the officers that didn't include shooting.

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Oppy's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:12 pm

Could you direct me to the reports/footage of Blake being in an extremely agitated state?

The only thing I can go by is the short clip of the incident, where I see Blake walking at a normal pace away from police and attempting to enter his car.

The failure here is this: There are three police officers on site. If you believe Blake is potentially dangerous or about to flee the scene, why do you follow him with your weapon drawn and make no attempt to apprehend him until he opens the door of the vehicle he has been lackadaisically strolling towards for several seconds? If you believe he is going to flee or he is going to the vehicle to grab a weapon, why not tackle him with the three officers and handcuff him?

Inexplicably, they simply follow the man, pistol drawn, make a poor attempt at grabbing at his shirt at the last second, before dumping seven rounds into his back at point-blank range.

Should Jacob Blake have disregarded police orders to halt (even that is a presumption at this point)? No. Was there any reason to kill him? Seemingly, No. Were there many, many decisions that could have been made to end this differently, without loss of life? Absolutely.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 27, 2020 at 09:36 pm

Fair enough. I think we agree on a lot. I am still waiting for complete information to actually reach conclusions as to criminality on the officer's part. They named the officer so he will have to move along with any family he may have.

The way he was walking suggested to me agitation and anger, or maybe just determination. A taser didn't faze him, but I don't know much about tasers or if that is indicative of massive adrenaline coursing through one's body. Not sure if the police saw him interacting with the two women before and as they exited their vehicle.

I agree that it was poor police work. If you aren't going to let him leave the scene, get between him and the car, which also protects the children if the police didn't know whose children they were, etc.

The DOJ run by a democrat did acknowledge that there was a knife in the car. I've read that he had a knife in his hand as he walked towards the car, but I can't see one in the video and I've seen no official confirmation or refutation, so I assume for now that Blake didn't have a knife in his hand. If he did, did the officer see it or see the one on the passenger seat? Was he reaching for it? IDK. I think it would be been terrible police work if the police had just let Blake leave the scene in the car (unknown if he owned it) and the children (unknowns there as well).

I agree that this encounter should not have ended in seven gunshots. Amazingly, Kenosha police do not generally wear body cameras. It is a democratic city run by democrats, but other priorities, I guess. Maybe the squad car has a dash cam.

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Oppy's picture

August 28, 2020 at 06:25 pm

It has been stated that they have dashcams, but no idea where the squad was parked or if it had a clear view.

As to a knife in the hand, there was a statement made by a neighbor who witnessed the incident (Dan Stone, a former Chicago Police Officer). He stated that the "only thing in his hand, was his hand."

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Nate-1980's picture

August 30, 2020 at 10:34 am

Tgr always comes with fair fact based/unbiased opinions, on anything he comments on, and I usually agree with all his viewpoints..:)

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BamaPackFan's picture

August 27, 2020 at 11:55 pm

Real easy to ask why not this or that in the calm reflective thought out of danger. In the moment, it is not as easy as you think. What if he was going for a gun. What if the officetr saw him grab the gun. You don't KNOW anything more than what you saw. The Cop had a better angle and the knowledge of the danger of the particular man in front of them. He might have said I'm gonna get my gun and shoot all you pigs. I thought they tazed him and it didn't faze him. We should all wait until the facts come out. Most of the time, the cops get it right. The guy in Atlanta deserved to be shot. Period.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 28, 2020 at 05:23 pm

So resisting arrest, fighting with cops, not stopping after Being tased then walking to your car to reach for a weapon equals tranquil behavior wow.. I’ve heard it all now, just wow..

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Oppy's picture

August 28, 2020 at 06:33 pm

Resisting arrest, sure. No statements have been issued from Police or witnesses that Blake was "fighting with cops." Currently, there is no proof that Blake went to car to reach for a weapon.

You mistake conjecture an implication for facts.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 30, 2020 at 10:51 am

You can see in the video before they shot him that he’s reaching towards the seat or floor boards, not trying to sit down.. I think the cops handled this wrong for sure, and should have subdued him beforehand..But every single step in this altercation that Blake took lead to him being shot..When police draw their weapons you obey, ive had a cop draw his weapon on me, and in my head I knew not to provoke him or give a reason to use deadly force..That’s just common sense that Blake seemed to not have..I’m not pro cop either..

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 27, 2020 at 05:53 pm

Um, no practice roundup today for obvious reasons.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

August 27, 2020 at 07:05 pm

Alan Iverson said it best. "we're talking about practice here" lol

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fastmoving's picture

August 27, 2020 at 06:17 pm

Im not sure if there are really that much hate filled people out there or they just really loud and active. Im sure some of them are bots or paid.
But if its really such a big number nothing does matter anymore. We, as a country, will go down anyway.

So I really hope its not the case. But a lot of posts here are really strange......

How can you be a Packers fan, if you got views like this? This guys must hate Lombardi and all the PACK stands for

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jerry meyer's picture

August 28, 2020 at 07:24 am

If these overpaid people can't stick to sports its time for them to leave = get out and spend the millions we have already paid them,
We are sick of this shit. WE are sick of the comments from the QB, coach and up. I have been an fanatical fan for decades- I don't give a shit if you play again . The once great game is now nothing but political bullshit Go kneel in the shadows so we do not have to throw up.

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Oppy's picture

August 28, 2020 at 06:48 pm

Look at how uncomfortable it makes you and other fans when social injustice is brought up and you are 'forced' to hear about it when you don't want to.

Now imagine how unfathomable it must be when you may actually have social injustice forced upon you because of the color of your skin.. and you can't simply turn off the TV or put down the newspaper and make it go away.

Never did understand what the money has to do with anything. Frankly, it typically makes it sound like an insecure person who feels belittled because they don't make as much as the athletes.

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Nate-1980's picture

August 30, 2020 at 11:16 am

Sadly I agree, I only watch NFL football, and love this team and game, have for 30 + years..For the first time ever, I’m starting to care less about it because of the players using it as a platform.. I believe in equal rights, but not when I’m trying to watch young adults do amazing things on the field..

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