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It happened again. Another black man in America fell victim to a senseless act of police brutality.
Over the weekend, Jacob Blake was shot approximately seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wisc. police officers while appearing to get into his car, where his two sons were sitting in the back seat. The 29-year old is now paralyzed from the waist down, according to his father. The incident was captured via cell phone footage and the video soon went viral on social media.
Just like the other instances earlier this year, high-profile athletes, coaches, and personalities around sports have spoken up. And just as they have the rest of this summer, high-profile members of the lacrosse community have spoken up abut the incident that took place in Wisconsin over the weekend.
Redwoods LC attackman Jules Heningburg has emerged as a leader for change in lacrosse this summer, co-founding the Black Lacrosse Alliance and being one of the more outspoken pro players on issues of racial injustice. He provided a short Twitter thread in the days following incident.
Reigning PLL champion, SSDM of The Year, Yale grad, and current Harvard medical student Ty Warner, who posted a heartfelt video last week on lacrosse and the Black Lives Matter movement, has also provided come commentary on the matter.
Former pro player and Faceoff Academy founder Greg Gurenlian has been outspoken about racial injustice and continues to do so, being one of the first high-profile members of the lacrosse community to speak out about this most recent incident.
In addition to these three highly respected members of the lacrosse speaking out on Twitter, numerous other members of the lacrosse community have put their thoughts on Instagram Stories, including Josh Byrne, Dhane Smith, Duke midfielder Nakeie Montgomery, Delaware Defenseman Austin Haynes, and others.