Former NFL quarterback refers to cops as 'the fugitive slave patrol'

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem, has raised the level of his stupidity and ignorance by likening the police to "the fugitive slave patrol."

Kaepernick made his comments following the not guilty verdict in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with murdering a black motorist during a traffic stop.  The driver, Philando Castile, told officer Jeronimo Yanez he had a gun, then reached into his back pocket.  Yanez shot him five times.

The quarterback, who, unsurprisingly is having trouble finding a job, tweeted a picture of a police badge and a badge worn by agents for Southern state governments charged with hunting down fugitive slaves.

A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD

 –  Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017

Breitbart:

The Philando Castile trial went on for two weeks. At the end, twelve jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over the course of five days. Two of the jurors in the case were black. At one point, the jurors were split 10-2, in favor of acquittal. However, according to a juror named Denis Ploussard, the black members of the jury were not the two jurors opposed to conviction.

After reviewing the "culpable negligence" evidence pertaining to the case, the two jurors eventually joined the majority and voted for conviction.

The point here is that two black jurors sat on the trial of a Hispanic police officer who killed a black man, after hearing and re-hearing all the evidence in the case and checking it against the laws of the land. Both decided that Officer Yanez not only was not a slave catcher, but actually not guilty of any of the slew of charges brought against him.

But hey, Colin Kaepernick watched a two minute Facebook video, so he certainly must know more than the jurors.

The reality is that Kaepernick couldn't even stop Kaepernicking long enough to get into training camp. His abandonment of his protest crusade was nothing more than a political maneuver to soothe antsy NFL owners and placate those who correctly saw him for what he was from the outset.

Yet, none of the owners bit, because the true darkness of what Kaepernick believes was always going to come out. Now he has likened police officers, a huge percentage of which are minorities and an overwhelming percentage of which are not racists, to slave catchers.

Kaepernick can whine about being "misunderstood," and take shelter in the cover provided by a sympathetic liberal media who will tell everyone that protesting the flag is the highest form of patriotism.

But there's no running from the blatant and egregious equating of law enforcement, an institution which has saved more lives – white and black – than any other institution in American history, with that of marauding bands of slave catchers.

Kaepernick is simply following the dictates of a social justice warrior.  To exploit any issue, one must exaggerate and engage in insane hyperbole to garner headlines and free publicity.  The comparison between police and fugitive slave catchers is not even in the ballpark.  But that's not the point, is it?  If you're a SJW, you can spout and spew any ignorant comparison and expect sympathetic media to applaud you for it.

Kaepernick thinks he's being blackballed for his political views.  He is 100% correct.  Football is big business.  Hiring a high-profile quarterback – even in a backup role – who angers thousands of fans to the point that many will boycott games would be stupid business.  Kaepernick wants a consequence-free soapbox where he can scream his inanities without fear of punishment.  He won't get it if he wants to play again in the NFL.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem, has raised the level of his stupidity and ignorance by likening the police to "the fugitive slave patrol."

Kaepernick made his comments following the not guilty verdict in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with murdering a black motorist during a traffic stop.  The driver, Philando Castile, told officer Jeronimo Yanez he had a gun, then reached into his back pocket.  Yanez shot him five times.

The quarterback, who, unsurprisingly is having trouble finding a job, tweeted a picture of a police badge and a badge worn by agents for Southern state governments charged with hunting down fugitive slaves.

A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD

 –  Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017

Breitbart:

The Philando Castile trial went on for two weeks. At the end, twelve jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over the course of five days. Two of the jurors in the case were black. At one point, the jurors were split 10-2, in favor of acquittal. However, according to a juror named Denis Ploussard, the black members of the jury were not the two jurors opposed to conviction.

After reviewing the "culpable negligence" evidence pertaining to the case, the two jurors eventually joined the majority and voted for conviction.

The point here is that two black jurors sat on the trial of a Hispanic police officer who killed a black man, after hearing and re-hearing all the evidence in the case and checking it against the laws of the land. Both decided that Officer Yanez not only was not a slave catcher, but actually not guilty of any of the slew of charges brought against him.

But hey, Colin Kaepernick watched a two minute Facebook video, so he certainly must know more than the jurors.

The reality is that Kaepernick couldn't even stop Kaepernicking long enough to get into training camp. His abandonment of his protest crusade was nothing more than a political maneuver to soothe antsy NFL owners and placate those who correctly saw him for what he was from the outset.

Yet, none of the owners bit, because the true darkness of what Kaepernick believes was always going to come out. Now he has likened police officers, a huge percentage of which are minorities and an overwhelming percentage of which are not racists, to slave catchers.

Kaepernick can whine about being "misunderstood," and take shelter in the cover provided by a sympathetic liberal media who will tell everyone that protesting the flag is the highest form of patriotism.

But there's no running from the blatant and egregious equating of law enforcement, an institution which has saved more lives – white and black – than any other institution in American history, with that of marauding bands of slave catchers.

Kaepernick is simply following the dictates of a social justice warrior.  To exploit any issue, one must exaggerate and engage in insane hyperbole to garner headlines and free publicity.  The comparison between police and fugitive slave catchers is not even in the ballpark.  But that's not the point, is it?  If you're a SJW, you can spout and spew any ignorant comparison and expect sympathetic media to applaud you for it.

Kaepernick thinks he's being blackballed for his political views.  He is 100% correct.  Football is big business.  Hiring a high-profile quarterback – even in a backup role – who angers thousands of fans to the point that many will boycott games would be stupid business.  Kaepernick wants a consequence-free soapbox where he can scream his inanities without fear of punishment.  He won't get it if he wants to play again in the NFL.

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