Kaepernick Compares Police Officers With Runaway Slave Patrol

20 June, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Michele Stevens
  • Second day of Philando Castile protests continue in downtown Minneapolis

Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading "You can't ignore your history - always remember who they are".

Kaepernick posted the image Friday evening after a Minnesota police officer was acquitted in the July 2016 shooting of Philando Castile.

The July 6 shooting gained national attention after Diamond Reynolds - Castile's girlfriend, who was in the vehicle during the shooting - live-streamed the bloody aftermath on Facebook. The officer testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of risky discharge of a firearm.

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On Friday, a jury found him not guilty on all counts. "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son", said Valerie. In a reference to the radical Black Lives Matter movement, Kaepernick said, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color".

Many Kaepernick supporters believe the NFL is punishing the quarterback for drawing unwanted attention on the league when he began a controversial protest previous year, refusing to stand for the national anthem before games. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way".

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