Police unions pull out of Dolphins game over anthem issue

AP

Police officers in South Florida are being urged by their unions not to buy Dolphins tickets, or ask for refunds if they’ve already purchased tickets, as a result of Dolphins players kneeling during the national anthem before the preseason opener.

“The Broward County PBA recently offered our members discounts to a Miami Dolphins game because that franchise said they were going to honor all First Responders,” the Broward County Police Benevolent Association said on Facebook. “We entered into this partnership with the understanding that the Dolphins organization would require their players to stand for the National Anthem. This did not happen at last night’s preseason game against Tampa Bay. As a result, the BCPBA will no longer participate in this ticket program, and we are asking all of our members, as well as members of the Dade County PBA and Palm Beach County PBA, not to participate either. If you have already purchased tickets to this game, we encourage you to call the Dolphins ticket office to request a refund because this organization obviously DOES NOT honor First Responders and the dangers they put themselves in every day.”

The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association posted the same message.

Dolphins Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled and Robert Quinn raised a fist before Thursday night’s game. Players have said they are protesting during the anthem to bring attention to civilians killed by police officers.

226 responses to “Police unions pull out of Dolphins game over anthem issue

  1. Most courageous protest of all time. People will look back at these anthem protests and talk about how much good they did for the community. I am glad upstanding gentlemen such as Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett are bringing so much awareness to these issues…that do not even exist.

  2. Not a surprise that police unions do not support the protests because the players are protesting police brutality in addition to racial discrimination. A city the size of Miami may have a few hundred police officers so it won’t make any difference even if all of them buy tickets or if none of them do.

  3. Police unions draw the line at giving up the right to shoot unarmed men of color. I stand 100% with the players protesting and making positive changes in this country.

  4. It is about tiime. When regular people start affecting the bottom line, maybe this foolishness will cease. I salute you.

  5. If you’re a police officer that *doesn’t* brutalize your citizens or bend the law to push personally racist agendas, why on earth would you be offended by the players’ protests? You should want your beloved occupation kept clean, and should encourage punishment towards police officers that give your profession a bad name. That’s what the players are protesting, because generally the officers doing these awful things are not punished, even when video evidence exists. It’s a shame what’s happening, and first responders should be as up in arms as anyone else. If they’re clean.

  6. Isn’t this the same as them protesting on the job since police officers are never technically off from work, just like military servicemen and women?

    Or is it okay for the police to protest on the job as long as conservatives, Republicans, and Trumo supporters like what they are protesting about?

  7. Hilarious.

    What a bunch of snowflakes.

    “…To Protect and To Serve…”

    Complain that those who protest are not doing anything productive about the situation and the only thing these geniuses could come up with is to do the same exact thing that they’ve been whining about this entire time?

    Could someone please help me with the definition of irony, but I think we may have a case pending.

  8. selgaeinla says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    Police unions draw the line at giving up the right to shoot unarmed men of color. I stand 100% with the players protesting and making positive changes in this country.
    ——————————————————————————-
    What positive changes have been made by the players protesting?

  9. I’ve lived in Miami for 35 years…I do not want to get started on the cops that have been busted down here for drug charges amongst other things over the years including forcing women to perform sexual activities. The wpb police were found guilty of harassing minorities a few years back. Look at the pot calling the kettle black.

  10. selgaeinla says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    “Police unions draw the line at giving up the right to shoot unarmed men of color. I stand 100% with the players protesting and making positive changes in this country.”

    But men of color shooting other men (and women) of color… that’s fine, no reason to raise awareness there. As a matter of fact that issue gets completely justified as they just blame it on society and old rich white men. Their “positive changes in this country” are nothing more than window dressing and a diversion away from actual issues withing the black community that get completely ignored as they look pass the buck onto someone else.

  11. Bunch of cry baby police officers. Do your job the proper way which is stop abusing your position and mistreating your citizens and all of this will go away.

  12. selgaeinla says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    Police unions draw the line at giving up the right to shoot unarmed men of color. I stand 100% with the players protesting and making positive changes in this country.
    ——————————————

    When troubles arise don’t bother dialing 911 tough guy.

  13. Here’s a thought. Since those three are protesting police officers, next time someone breaks into their house the police should respond “Sorry, we are no longer responding to burglaries because of the possibility we might shoot an burglar. You’re on your own.” I wonder how they’d feel about the police then.

  14. Anti protestors are the ones who decided this is over the flag or not respecting first responders, the protestors have said countless times that the protest is NOT a slight at the flag, the military or whatever else is being fabricated by the orange man in office & his army of deplorables. If you think PoC have the same rights as white folks, you’re watching too much Fox News.

    Look at how this president is dividing us, how are you good with that? All Americans deserve the same rights and one of those rights is the right to protest where ever and when ever. The only difference is they’re not all PoC so to all you anti protestor, trump supporters, that’s the difference

  15. For once, I support what a union I doing.
    Yes the police have a few bad apples BUT why don’t the players protest against criminals who resist arrest? THAT is the primary reason why any “police brutality” would happen. Criminals don’t want to get caught and make themselves a threat to the police officers, run, or otherwise resist arrest.
    The job of the police is to protect the citizens. If a criminal makes himself a threat to the police and attempts to flee, then the criminal WILL use whatever means necessary to avoid capture even if that means harming or killing other people.
    The players who “protest” are essentially supporting criminals getting away with their chosen crimes.
    I cannot and will not support anyone who sides with criminals.

  16. Here is an idea. You don’t want to get shot? Don’t break the law and if you encounter the police….do what they say.

  17. What exactly are the police mad at? Because the protest is about not wanting police killing unarmed black people without good reason.

  18. interesting that they aren’t protesting the party that wants every citizen to have a firearm and does everything they can to weaken unions .

  19. Funny how no one cared or protested against the protest until Trump got involved. Trump loves pulling strings.

  20. Maybe they should look at their practices. South Florida is one of the worse areas for this kind of discrimination. For those you don’t think their is an issue are completely ignorant and you are part of the problem. A black man will go to jail for a long time for things a white person gets a slap on the wrist. Go visit your local jails and you will see how prevalent it is. Driving without a license gets a white person a fine, a black guy goes to jail. Bag a weed? Black people will sit up to a year for that, white person small fine.

    I once sat on a jury where a black guy was being charged with a DUI and a felony for carrying a hand gun. His BA was .06 and he had a permit for the gun. If it wasn’t for me and one other juror he would have been charged as the white people on the jury wanted to send him to jail. If you don’t think there is a problem than you are part of that problem.

  21. What positive changes have been made by the players protesting?
    ————————
    Well the protesting started in 2016, here are the numbers on the rates of fatal shootings of African Americans by police (ie the percentage of fatal shootings that involved African Americans) since 2015:
    2015: 26%
    2016: 27%
    2017: 24%
    2018: 18%

    Source: Washington Post

  22. whenwilliteverend says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    Here’s a thought. Since those three are protesting police officers, next time someone breaks into their house the police should respond “Sorry, we are no longer responding to burglaries because of the possibility we might shoot an burglar. You’re on your own.” I wonder how they’d feel about the police then.

    ———————–

    Yes yes. Your tax dollars at work by those that take an oath.

  23. I’m protesting buying tickets to Dolphins games too, mostly because I’m not paying $500 to take my family to see Ryan Tannehill throw two yards downfield on 3rd and 10.

  24. myvietnamwasfightingtheclap says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    So… the police union is protesting? Interesting.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    You could call it a protest or boycott or response. The key here is they are directly addressing the Dolphins and not turning their backs during department roll call because some entity other than their employer allegedly wronged a group of people they can distantly relate to.

  25. thisistheendifyouletit says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Cops take a knee when one of those players homes are being burglarized.

    * * * * *

    So you think cops should not do their job and jeopardize the property and safety of people who are already protesting them doing their job poorly?

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

  26. Here is an idea. You don’t want to get shot? Don’t break the law and if you encounter the police….do what they say.

    At face value you are correct; however there are quite a few dead people of color who would argue with you about that……if they were alive. Your bias is preventing you from thinking correctly…also take off the sheet you look silly.

  27. I think you should at least be an above average NFL player before earning the right to kneel during the national anthem.

  28. Look what happens when citizens don’t trust or want the police in their community. The violence escalates to a high degree, look at Baltimore!
    They gotta choose, work with police or embrace violence!

  29. What a vile thing. Its obvious the union has no clue what the protests are about. Ironically it is about police injustice. The union is just proving the point. They are spitting on the graves of tens of thousands of American soldiers who died to support freedom of protest. And no, the union’s reaction is not the sort of protest we are talking about. Their protest is based on ignorance and hate not justice. Disgusting.

  30. It seems these NFL protesters are going about this wrong. You can comfortably live on $500,000 per year. Take the rest and help some less fortunate families. Or drug addicts… maybe help some guys getting out of prison to get an education or learn a skill. If you can help 5 people a year… those people will avoid trouble. Maybe help get the word of God to them.

  31. Enough of this police killing blacks.. how about fixing the number ONE problem, it is BLACKS killing BLACKS!!! Own it and do something about it. Everyone wants to cry wolf but committing crimes, drugs, carjackings etc will get you in trouble with the law whether you are white, brown or black!! Look up the stats!! Its BLACKS killing BLACKS!!!

  32. “I once sat on a jury where a black guy was being charged with a DUI and a felony for carrying a hand gun. His BA was .06 and he had a permit for the gun. If it wasn’t for me and one other juror he would have been charged as the white people on the jury wanted to send him to jail. If you don’t think there is a problem than you are part of that problem.”

    At least you didn’t sit on the jury for OJ Simpson’s murder trial.
    Remember one of those African American jurors giving OJ the black power salute as they found him not guilty.

  33. This mess started because of alleged social injustice of white cops against black perps. OK. But not once have the kneelers protested directly against any police department, only the NFL which has nothing, nothing to do with official law enforcement. Why is that, exactly?

  34. Fact: both a Harvard study and a Princeton study (among others) found out that statistically speaking your race has no effect whatsoever on your likelihood of being shot in a police encounter. Google it.

  35. So more people that weren’t going to buy tickets are pretending that a team was going to lose their imaginary business? Hahaha this is just like the fraudulent “imma season ticket holder” whiners on Twitter.

  36. I think it’s about time Donald Trump stopped protesting black people. No matter what he says, they have rights too. I think he’s just mad that they have the same rights as he does.

  37. @kmossg

    If you honestly believe the drop in the number of fatal shootings of black youth has anything to do with the protests of football players I’ve got some swamp land in Arizona on the cheap for you.
    I don’t care whether these guys stand, sit, or dance. My life will never be affected by anything they do. That’s the error of this entire thing. All of these protests will never change any persons mind or behavior including the police, the criminals, and the police that are criminals

  38. The kneelers are protesting against America and all she stands for. Sure, there are racial inequities but given that 75% of the NFL are comprised of black millionaires……. Hey kneelers, go move to China, Thailand, Russia, Mexico and tell us about your rights there.

  39. Nofoolnodrool says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    Here is an idea. You don’t want to get shot? Don’t break the law and if you encounter the police….do what they say.

    At face value you are correct; however there are quite a few dead people of color who would argue with you about that……if they were alive. Your bias is preventing you from thinking correctly…also take off the sheet you look silly.

    ————-

    How many of those people failed to comply with commands from the police?

  40. El Guapo says:
    August 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    I think it’s about time Donald Trump stopped protesting black people. No matter what he says, they have rights too. I think he’s just mad that they have the same rights as he does.

    ———

    Protesting? He has their unemployment rate at an all time low…. And his support among blacks has doubled. Looks like bad news for the Progressives. I guess they will have to break out the race card even more than they already do (if that is even possible).

  41. “And no, the union’s reaction is not the sort of protest we are talking about. Their protest is based on ignorance and hate not justice. Disgusting.”

    This is great. You see the ignorance of your own argument and then defend it with garbage.

  42. kmossg says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    What positive changes have been made by the players protesting?
    ————————
    Well the protesting started in 2016, here are the numbers on the rates of fatal shootings of African Americans by police (ie the percentage of fatal shootings that involved African Americans) since 2015:
    2015: 26%
    2016: 27%
    2017: 24%
    2018: 18%
    ———————————————————–
    Chicago Tribune July 8, 2018
    “So far this year, at least 1,433 people have been shot in the city, and there have been at least 246 homicides, according to data kept by the Tribune. Shootings and homicides remain down from 2016 and 2017, years of record-breaking violence, but are higher than other recent years. This time last year, at least 1,945 people had been shot; this time in 2012, 1,334.”
    Maybe the reality of being shot for violent criminal activity has sunk in?

  43. A whole lot of attention has been risen to a problem (good), so who will come forward with some solutions and get something done to correct the problems? Whole bunch of grippers and no solvers.

  44. It’s a free country. They can do what they will with their own tickets. Since they’re not attending games, perhaps they can stop eating donuts long enough stop their racist brethren from killing black folks.

    Odd that the people who claim protesting players are disrespecting America, have no problem wearing T-shirts that say, they’d rather be Russian than democrats. What’s more disrespecting than that?

  45. Great for them, when will these idiots get it? You don’t want it to be about honoring troops etc. Then stop doing it during the anthem. Go solve some issues

  46. How do we know these players who kneel won’t protest during the middle of a play ? They are not actually stand up guys to begin with .

  47. Once the black community addresses the high crime rate, black on black crime,drugs, gangs and males not taking responsibility for their kids, they’ll be surprised at how little interaction they will have with the police…roll up your sleeves and tackle your problems.

  48. “The kneelers are protesting against America and all she stands for.”

    Britain, circa 1776 – “The Americans are protesting against England, the King and all they stand for”

  49. The NFL players are protesting DURING THE ANTHEM to bring attention to the issues of racial inequality that exists in our judicial system…and folks are against that? What am i missing?

  50. As a life long Dolphin fan I have to say that these players are complete idiots. It is hard enough to get people to go watch their favorite team lose, but to once again tick off some of these remaining fans that will part with their time and money by protesting the flag, is not a good way to fill stadium seats.

    Heck I thought that we were past this and they are bringing it back again. I predict more empty seats and lower concession sales in the future. Hopefully this will lower pot of money to split between players and owners so these millionaire whiners can put their money where their mouth (or knee) is and actually have some skin in the game.

  51. raymondmac says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    protesting? …the protests?…. where is the protest of the protesters protesting the protest?

    ====================================

    I protest!

  52. These people swore to protect and to serve, but now they’ve decided
    they’ll serve only those who align with their political ideals.

    This is a slippery slope and direct result of Trump wanting to destroy the pillars of democracy aka “drain the swamp”.

    You elected a man who ran on the promise to break America.

    Way to think it through.

  53. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Anti protestors are the ones who decided this is over the flag or not respecting first responders, the protestors have said countless times that the protest is NOT a slight at the flag,
    ———————————————

    “I am not going stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

    —Colin Kaepernick

  54. So help me to understand. These rogue policemen murder unarmed civilians in the name of the law and are now mad because the public is upset about it?!

  55. re nhpats:

    “…Looks like bad news for the Progressives. I guess they will have to break out the race card even more than they already do (if that is even possible).”

    Its ok for Laura Ingraham & Tucker Carlson to play the race card, though?

  56. Amazing, the comments…

    Too many people still don’t get it.
    It’s not about cops shooting black criminals, as so many seem to believe.

    It’s about “bad” cops shooting unarmed black folks that haven’t broken any laws, but may appear “suspicious” simply because they are black. Now that is scary stuff and it happens all too often.

  57. Business as usual
    Normal power structure in pkace
    However you put it, old habits die hard

    It’s crazy how a nation spawned out of protest in Europe that fled here & overtook the natives land NIW spurn protest

    America is founded in protest against Great Britain, protests against north & south, protest against government structures

    Heck, even our elections are nothing but parties protesting against one another
    Congressmen, senators, citizens protesting & never even play the National Anthem in their homes have the gall to protest the protestors

  58. Hope it happens to every team. Should have happened long ago. The police unions are strong and should have known the “issue” is about them not the anthem.

  59. vancouversportsbro says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Most courageous protest of all time. People will look back at these anthem protests and talk about how much good they did for the community. I am glad upstanding gentlemen such as Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett are bringing so much awareness to these issues…that do not even exist.
    _____________________________

    You, Sir are either a complete idiot,or you have a great sense of sarcasm. You made me laugh out loud.

  60. comatose w/ common sense says:
    August 11, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    re nhpats:

    “…Looks like bad news for the Progressives. I guess they will have to break out the race card even more than they already do (if that is even possible).”

    Its ok for Laura Ingraham & Tucker Carlson to play the race card, though?

    —————-

    Ok? I would say not……unless they want to make themselves appear weak-minded and irrelevant as well

  61. Why are the police putting the health and goodwill of thousands of people at risk over the protests of a very very few individuals? It’s very petty. Individuals should be allowed to protest. Let them. What’s the big deal? Agree, disagree, sit, stand, squat, whatever. It’s a free country.

    If we’re forced to become Stepford Citizens because of the demands of Comrade Trump, it tells much more about this country than a few protesters.

  62. The problem started on 9/11. We fought two wars and had a bunch of veterans that cam back looking for work with PTSD. Police departments hired as many as they could and the military gave unused military equipment to the police departments. This has been going on for over 15 years now. So now we have a semi-militarized police force with PTSD that hates and is terrified of brown people.

  63. The NFL is not going to win this fight in the court of public opinion. Glad to see the Police Union step up and do the right thing. This will be the first of many.

  64. Rob. O says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    What exactly are the police mad at? Because the protest is about not wanting police killing unarmed black people without good reason.
    =
    Probably more about phrasing, just like you see above. Stop massaging facts, tell the truth and maybe there will be sympathy. Right now all y’all just look like a bunch of opportunistic cop hater.

  65. fmckenney says:
    August 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    Once the black community addresses the high crime rate, black on black crime,drugs, gangs and males not taking responsibility for their kids, they’ll be surprised at how little interaction they will have with the police…roll up your sleeves and tackle your problems.

    As an African American male thank you for saying this, its the truth.

  66. I recently watched a body cam video where the cops chased a guy for a while yelling at him to drop his gun. Then when he eventually turned toward them and bring his hand up they fired. They released the video because of local protests. But even with that video the protesters said they wanted those cops arrested and charged or “there would be consequences”. I mean, seriously?

  67. vancouversportsbro says:

    Most courageous protest of all time.
    ==============================

    Courageous protests are ones that put your life in danger, like in Iran currently. Sitting on your ass on a football field knowing that the left wing media will leg hump you takes no courage.

  68. mullman76 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    These people swore to protect and to serve, but now they’ve decided
    they’ll serve only those who align with their political ideals.

    Well overstated sir. How is not buying discount tickets not serving the public safety?
    Right there is where the problem in this country lies, and I do mean lies. And that’s why it will never be right, because you don’t understand or don’t care that lies are foisted on all of us. Or worse, you do understand and think it’s OK.

  69. “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” a book by Rick Wilson, Florida Republican Strategist.

    The title says it all.

    Those who think Trump represents them are idiots.

    Trump represents one person: Trump.

    Watch while he throws his children and his country overboard simply to protect himself.

  70. Well okay. Gives them time for more TARGET practice. I’m sure they’ll enjoy that ..!!!

  71. I don’t see the connection. Not standing up for the anthem has nothing to do with honoring first responders, like at all. These First Responders really have some type of mental problems by the sound of it, maybe they should go see some doctors and work on their implied mental issues.

    Poor leadership, now trying to screw their own members out of discounts. Makes you think, who is leading this dysfunctional organization?

  72. “Wait, you can’t be crybabies, we already are! That’s not fair! We wanted to be on TV and the news!” Literally every comment roasting these officers lol. Sounds about as peaceful as it gets for protests. The weird thing is, I’m not paying money to watch them protest, so I don’t care. Good for them.

    However, I’d ask that some of our fine service men and women do in fact turn the other cheek. The whiners in this comment section proves that this is a childish attempt at nothing. They are stamping their little feet on the ground. Crying and weeping for god only knows what. Ignore them and they will go away. Is all I know is that Kenny Still better hope he’s not robbed, cause I’m certain that pre-shift coffee will just be taking it’s course through the lower intestine, duty calls homeboy.

  73. filthymcnasty3 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I feel safer without the police there.

    ===========================

    Especially, the ones that are off duty.

  74. @Liberalsruineverything – You’ve posted that Kaepernick quote at least 100 times and still have no idea what it means. Meanwhile, you’ve never once acknowledged one incidence of prejudice by your beloved police.

    If the state authority you’re bowing down to were so infallible the Chicago situation that you’re always bleating about would not exist. And it has nothing to do with “Liberal Mayors” (Hannity’s latest talking point, but it does have everything to with cops that are too cowardly to do their jobs.

  75. Season hasn’t even started yet and I already don’t want to watch because of this garbage.

    Remember when you could just escape all the nonsense and watch football for a few hours…

  76. This stupidity will wreck the NFL if the league allows it to happen. The players who protest need to be heard. Rather than listening and engaging on their concerns to try and solve some problems, the Union has chosen to counter protest and assert that the status quo must be maintained. One side seeking cooperative agreement, the other flatly rejecting it. Looks a lot like the current political climate…

  77. notwhoyouthinkitis says:
    August 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm
    What a vile thing. Its obvious the union has no clue what the protests are about. Ironically it is about police injustice. The union is just proving the point. They are spitting on the graves of tens of thousands of American soldiers who died to support freedom of protest. And no, the union’s reaction is not the sort of protest we are talking about. Their protest is based on ignorance and hate not justice. Disgusting.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The protests are about whatever the hell any given player decides to say it is about at the time they are asked…which really means they are about nothing more than attention seeking. The “reason” has been no less than 7 different things since the beginning and the latest reason, as stated by the Dolphins kneeler-in-chief (Stills), is about getting Kaepernick and Reid roster spots. The single common denominator here is the disrespect to the flag during their “protests”. That is what the cop unions are against and that is why they are taking action. Absolutely nobody is saying they should not be vocal about their beliefs. All people want them to do is not use 2 out of the 10,080 minutes in each week. Those happen to be the ONLY 2 minutes they will use. There is a clueless union involved here…it just isn’t the cops.

  78. “Courageous protests are ones that put your life in danger, like in Iran currently.”

    But you and your boy Trump don’t support the Iranian people. If you did you would oppose the Trump’s unilateral cancellation of the Iranian accord. That move, designed solely to appeal to sheep like you, played right into the Iranian religious radicals hands by undermining the moderate Iranian secular government.

  79. I thought the police were suppose to protect and serve the entire community and not just those they agree with. So if a player had an emergency at their home the police decision to show up will be based on whether or not that player was a kneeler?

    If that’s the case maybe I will withhold the portion of my taxes that pay their salary.

  80. Some Dolphins players kneel during the national anthem, as is their 1st amendment right. Therefore the Dolphins organization does not appreciate first responders? What am I missing?

    I think kneeling for the national anthem is counter-productive for those choosing to do so, but on the other hand Trump supporting groups like these police unions are overreacting to the actions of a handful of players that don’t represent the views of the organization.

    If there was less outrage and political point scoring, along with less coverage of the kneeling and a more subtle message to players it’s not helping, then there would be fewer and fewer players choosing to kneel.

  81. So the cops are peacefully protesting the peaceful NFL players protests? That’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever heard.

    There’s nothing more American than peacefully using your political voice.

  82. This is just pathetic – the police and all first responders deserve respect – until they abuse their power and there are FAR more circumstances of police abusing that power, particularly towards people of color than they being targeted with force. This is a childish response To nothing more than an attempt at raising awareness and to start a conversation – certainly a painful conversation but one that is needed. A great example of how Trump has allowed the bar to be continually lowered…

  83. “Gives them time for more TARGET practice”.

    Correct, they’ll have more time to ride shotgun alongside the red-hatted MAGA goon squads that are hunting down Hispanics, Machete style, across the country. Next they’ll be going after the LGBT community, then African-Americans, then women.

    Nice to have state authority providing armed assistance to your ethnic cleansing effort.

  84. After last year’s protests Brown’s players reached out to Cleveland’s police to join them on ride alongs and jointly hosting community forums. This type of outreach has grow into a full program between the Cleveland Browns organization and the City of Cleveland.

  85. If you’re offended by a protest that has nothing to do with you, then you are either a racist or a lemming. I’d venture a guess of “both” for a lot of folks.

  86. It’s a sad day when law enforcement fail to protect non-violent
    protest. If they are there on a voluntary basis they also have every
    right to express their thoughts.
    I was taught that the United States was a land where people could
    express their thoughts in a peaceful manner and not face arrest or
    inprisonment for their non-violent expressions. I was also taught that
    as much as the Act was of burning a flag was detestable, the fact that
    we, who detested the act, were stronger in allowing it to occur in a
    peaceful, non-violent manner. The very thought that allowed a person
    who disagreed with your view of what is right or wrong with our
    country, is what truly made us a great country.
    So if the officers were officially on duty I disagree. If they were on a voluntary
    basis, more power to them.
    I hate that players have chosen this way, but as an American I have to allow.,I can
    boycott games, refuse to buy shirts etc. that is my choice and the word “ choice “ is one of the
    most American words I know.

  87. motleytrap says:
    August 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    “I once sat on a jury where a black guy was being charged with a DUI and a felony for carrying a hand gun. His BA was .06 and he had a permit for the gun. If it wasn’t for me and one other juror he would have been charged as the white people on the jury wanted to send him to jail. If you don’t think there is a problem than you are part of that problem.”

    At least you didn’t sit on the jury for OJ Simpson’s murder trial.
    Remember one of those African American jurors giving OJ the black power salute as they found him not guilty.

    —————

    Sadly juries are full of morons. I sat on a jury that got a medical malpractice verdict badly wrong, and as an alternate juror I couldn’t debate or do anything about it. Very frustrating.

    I don’t agree with this statement by the union but if that what floats their boat, I doubt the Dolphins will miss them.

  88. BTW, I meant no disrespect to the military in my previous post, I have much thanks and resect for out military and vets. Just making an observation, thats all, not trying to offend anyone.

  89. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    @Liberalsruineverything – You’ve posted that Kaepernick quote at least 100 times and still have no idea what it means. Meanwhile, you’ve never once acknowledged one incidence of prejudice by your beloved police.

    If the state authority you’re bowing down to were so infallible the Chicago situation that you’re always bleating about would not exist. And it has nothing to do with “Liberal Mayors” (Hannity’s latest talking point, but it does have everything to with cops that are too cowardly to do their jobs.
    ———————————————

    When the players say it’s not about the flag and morons parrot the same lies I’m going to call them out on it. Protesting during the anthem is designed to get maximum rage and division by the left and their useful idiots with a “platform” and the leftist media coverage. Deny, deny, deny. It’s Sal Alinsky tactics 101. You know, Barry and Hillary’s hero. The lefts hate is on full display and I’ll point it out every day. There is prejudice in everything. There’s good and bad people we meet everyday. Labeling all cops as bad is all political and you know it. The left is lost in the wilderness for the foreseeable future but they all want to go deeper for some reason.

  90. “Comrade Trump is dividing this country .”

    How is this true? Each time Obama won, there were no protests, no attacking of his staff or supporters, not even much whining. Then when Hillary lost, there were riots immediately, calls to violence against Trump, his staff, and his supporters. The country was divided, obviously, before he became president. There’s no way it could be more obvious.

  91. absolutely the best report of someone standing up to these self entitled, self important idiots.

  92. Just as all the players are not protesting I’m sure there are members of the Broward County police that do not agree with the union’s action, but of course there’s the blue wall so they will remain quiet. So tell me exactly how the police are being courageous?

  93. Wonder how one of the Dolphins would feel if their house was on fire, or theyre being robbed if the cops and firemen “took a knee” before responding?

    Where were all the “protesters” during the off season?

  94. Pathetic that these players are still using that time to protest. The level of hate and anger in this country is at an all time high. Quit using the Trump excuse get the hell over it liberals he is our president so leave him out of it. No NFL for me again this year. Whole friggin thing sucks

  95. selgaeinla says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    Police unions draw the line at giving up the right to shoot unarmed men of color. I stand 100% with the players protesting and making positive changes in this country.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    Yes there making positive change. 10 more murders is Chicago this week. Guess where they didn’t happen. That’s correct a white neighborhood. Not sure of the numbers but I’m guessing more black men shoot officers then white officers shooting black men

  96. Ron More says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    Funny how no one cared or protested against the protest until Trump got involved. Trump loves pulling strings.

    =========================

    thats not true. millions were on either side and very vocal about their opinions on the matter way before the trump tweet.

  97. Police officers oppose protests of police brutality? Say it isn’t so!!! But hey, if you wrap your shame in patriotism it makes something great. USA! USA!

  98. melikefootball says:
    absolutely the best report of someone standing up to these self entitled, self important idiots.
    ————–
    I assume you’re referring to police officers who beat and or kill people who haven’t committed a crime, or if they have, aren’t behaving violently. Thinking you have the right to attack people, based on skin color, is definitely self-entitled and self-important behavior.

  99. djvh2 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    “Comrade Trump is dividing this country .”

    How is this true? Each time Obama won, there were no protests, no attacking of his staff or supporters, not even much whining. Then when Hillary lost, there were riots immediately, calls to violence against Trump, his staff, and his supporters. The country was divided, obviously, before he became president. There’s no way it could be more obvious.

    1 2 Rate This

    You answered your own question , there were no riots BEFORE Trump ran for president .

  100. Awww… would you like some doughnuts, coffee & cheese with that glass of whine? 🐖🐷😂

  101. Once the Trump community addresses the high crime rate, financial fraud, corruption, draft dodging, meeting with Russian spies, males not taking responsibility for their kids, fraudulent universities, infidelity, fabricating slander about Sandy Hook, losing other people’s kids, they’ll be surprised at how little interaction they will have with the FBI…roll up your sleeves and tackle your problems. You can do it!

  102. wiltmellow says:

    Those who think Trump represents them are idiots.
    =============================================

    So Hillary would represent us?

  103. The eight year reign of the divider-in-chief has taken its toll on the fabric of the nation. From his divisive statements on the Cambridge MA police and Trayvon Martin, to his being on the wrong side of the criminal Michael Brown that helped to stoke the flames of the Ferguson riots, B.O. was nothing but a menace to law enforcement. Some seem to forget that it was HIS justice department that oversaw this societal regression, as well as his JD that was in control of protecting and overseeing the “integrity” of the 2016 election, the result of which he and his ilk have had such a problem coming to grips with. I wonder why that is?

  104. donbat67 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 7:27

    You answered your own question , there were no riots BEFORE Trump ran for president .
    ——–
    Nice dude nice. Perfect.

  105. Ivan Pavlov says:
    August 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm
    melikefootball says:
    absolutely the best report of someone standing up to these self entitled, self important idiots.
    ————–
    I assume you’re referring to police officers who beat and or kill people who haven’t committed a crime, or if they have, aren’t behaving violently. Thinking you have the right to attack people, based on skin color, is definitely self-entitled and self-important behavior.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    “Hows life in fantasy land? If I need a break from reality I may come visit sometime.”

    Max from Grumpy Old Men

  106. smilesaustin says:

    August 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm
    Fact: both a Harvard study and a Princeton study (among others) found out that statistically speaking your race has no effect whatsoever on your likelihood of being shot in a police encounter. Google it.

    I did … “As The Post noted in a new analysis, that means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers.”

  107. So The cops are now sinking to the low level of the players….and you guys are cheering for this? This make the cops just as ignorant as the players. Not a good look.

  108. “You answered your own question , there were no riots BEFORE Trump ran for president .”

    OK, so I have to spell it out for some of you to understand. There were no riots because the right accepts other people’s ideas even though they may not agree with them, and the left had the presidency so why would they riot? The left does not accept other people’s ideas unless they completely agree with the left, and that’s why the left literally went off the deep end when things didn’t go as planned. It’ll probably be even worse for the left when Trump wins again in 2020.

  109. Yup 3rd grade education…27 Murders, 156 total shot here in Chicago in just 11 days of August. None by Chicago PD, but nearly all the dead are black Americans, shot by black Americans, some as young as 14, but let’s keep this lie about wide spread Police brutality. What a joke by the stupid and the gullible. Good for the Police.

  110. Consider this for a minute.
    Trump is just using these protests to stir up his racist base and distract from the rest of his criminal administration. He needs this. He wants this to continue.

    But what if they stopped? Think about that. Their point has been made and to continue to do it just feeds into Trump’s plans.
    If they were to stop, Trump would lose a major scapegoat for his racist agenda. Denying him that would hurt him a lot more than if they were to continue. Defuse him. Take away his ammo.

  111. Police unions need to focus their political attention on tighter Gun Control Legislation. We don’t need anymore Unnecessary gun violence against Americans. Police Officers need lead by example, go against the NRA and Trump. As a retired Public Official, we were sworn protect to our Citizens.

  112. I would like to see these players volunteer to ride along in full police uniform and assist with protecting these communities they profess to love so much. Running a crossing route is not quite like running into a “shots fired” situation, often to protect a total stranger. The police do this for a salary that often barely makes ends meet. This means that whether they are killed or not they are essentially giving their lives to protect the very communities the players say they are so concerned about.

    What are the players giving up for their disingenuous, pouty protest? Next to nothing in relative terms. Like most celebrities when they get behind a cause they toss a fraction of their wealth at it and an appeal goes out for donations to help their foundation.

    There was already MUCH attention on real and falsely alleged police brutality in this nation. There are also layers of oversight in place to punish and regulate police behavior. These protests are about the players feeling important and relevant. They’ve accomplished nothing but cause further division.

  113. The system needs to be fixed and I don’t care if you are the biggest Trump supporter or not. When a police officer is deemed bad they should never be hired again. I’m talking about the 12-year-old kid in Cleveland who was instantly shot seconds after the cop opens his door. He was fired from his previous job for exactly that reason. He was evaluated as a cop who would do just that. Overreact to an intense predicament. That cop is living a carefree life and a 12-year-old is dead.

  114. Brian Robinson says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    thisistheendifyouletit says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Cops take a knee when one of those players homes are being burglarized.

    * * * * *

    So you think cops should not do their job and jeopardize the property and safety of people who are already protesting them doing their job poorly?

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Except what you don’t get is that it’s not there job to do private security. The team is paying extra to have officers do security in the stadium. So yea they can deny doing it

  115. Has the Miami police union ever expressed how they feel about bone spur draft dodgers?

  116. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    “Gives them time for more TARGET practice”.

    Correct, they’ll have more time to ride shotgun alongside the red-hatted MAGA goon squads that are hunting down Hispanics, Machete style, across the country. Next they’ll be going after the LGBT community, then African-Americans, then women.

    Nice to have state authority providing armed assistance to your ethnic cleansing effort.
    —————————————

    I don’t know why I point out how psychoticly stupid Liberals are and how they are wrecking any chance of them winning national elections. They do a good enough job on their own.

  117. Norseman says:
    August 11, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    Some Dolphins players kneel during the national anthem, as is their 1st amendment right. Therefore the Dolphins organization does not appreciate first responders? What am I missing?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I read it differently. The Dolphins offered them discounted tickets through their organizations as an appreciation of first responders. The unions agreed to promote the discounted tickets with the apparently discussed understanding that the Dolphins players would not disrespect the flag/country during the anthem. The Dolphins own documents sent to the league ahead of camp said the same. Then when the media drama queens made a stink the Dolphins claimed that the wording in the official document that was required to be finalized prior to camp was somehow a placeholder. That means either it is a simple PR excuse or they actually admitted to not complying with league requirements. The stink escalated and the league retracted their requirements and entered into unnecessary negotiations. One can surmise that the police unions/Dolphins agreement happened between the time the league stated the policy of stand on the sideline or stay in the locker room. With Stills and cohorts kneeling it was shown the Dolphins tossed aside their agreement with the unions and that is why the unions are trying to pull out. They are complaining that the Dolphins won’t make their players stand, not that the Dolphins are against first responders.

  118. White people that don’t comply with police sometimes get shot but you just never hear about it.

  119. Sooooo many neocon right wing snowflakes here it’s a blizzard or a supremacist rally! All the whining about how nobody tolerates hate speech. That’s because it’s hate speech you dummies.

    Btw, who has been calling for termination of freedom of speech from Day 1? Mr. Cankles in Chief himself. The next time a player wants to protest, they should just wear a DRAFT shirt so Trump will dodge it.

  120. Lotsa whining about black crime rates here. What about the white crime rates, especially in Mr. Trump’s administration? It’s a shame he has hated on POWs since 1999. The true patriots will liberate this country from his tiny hands in November, and people of all races will be allowed to protest again.

    My grandparents didn’t bomb Nazis for two years so Trump could call them “good people.”

  121. Okay! the masks are off!
    I’ve ALWAYS thought this protest bru-ha-ha was because of the police union – which has some kind of fiduciary “arrangement” with the local team (overtime, “moonlighting jobs” “We’ll look-the-other-way-when-a player gets-pulled-over, comp’ed tickets, etc., et al – was pressuring the teams for political purposes.
    It’s taken the police union a year; but they’ve finally revealed themselves to be behind the animosity over the protest.
    Proof? you ask.
    How many fans in the stands sit on their butts during the anthem?

  122. Those complaining about Trump: It was Obama who used his henchman Eric Holder to start all this. They lied about Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Many police were murdered directly because of it. Meanwhile 60 shot in one weekend in Chicago. Almost entirely black. You are being used by Socialists/communists. Wake up and study history.

  123. The Dolphins should us private security and let the cops figure out what to do when they are no longer getting their detail pay. I’ll bet the cops will be walking around with signs saying “the Dolphins don’t live up to community standards”

  124. Obviously, the cop union is mimicking the T.O. no-show drama. That’s kind of lame when you think about it. Get a life, people.

  125. As the Police Union stated, they are pulling out of the agreement that the Dolphins players would stand for the anthem. Since the agreement was broken, with all but a few not standing, it is their right to discontinue the agreement. Whether you agree or disagree with their stance, it is within their right. It is also within the rights of the players to not stand, since the NFL has changed their stance on the anthem. Let’s leave politics out of our football and enjoy the games. Too many people are irritating in our society as it is, so let’s celebrate our favorite fall pastime.

  126. I think people are protesting the wrong people. You should be protesting against prosecutors who fail to do their jobs by not indicting officers for crimes. Not all cops are bad yes like every organization there are some bad eggs but the prosecutors trying to protect them are hurting the good cops that deserved to be praised and respected.

  127. Ha ha…don’t buy tickets, but work security off duty at dbl the pay. Nobody freaking cares what anybody does during the anthem but the brainwashed Trumpets. You want to honor the flag…go right ahead, you want to go to the restroom by all means go do it, you need to buy your kid a hotdog just buy it, you want to take pictures of players on the field or the crowd just do it and when the anthem ends play ball and cheer for whomever you want. Get over the less than two minutes of the anthem,you do what you think is right and so will everybody else. This is the dumbest thing going , so many other real issues.

  128. Well at least the police Union knows what the issue is about unlike most people here yelling about the military.

    I’m looking for positives here give me a break

  129. idun215 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm
    I think people are protesting the wrong people. You should be protesting against prosecutors who fail to do their jobs by not indicting officers for crimes. Not all cops are bad yes like every organization there are some bad eggs but the prosecutors trying to protect them are hurting the good cops that deserved to be praised and respected.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Nice assumption to support a false narrative. How many of these incidents have you seen all the evidence of? Let me help you out…zero. Remember the Ferguson drama? Hands up don’t shoot, unarmed black man gunned down in the streets by a dirty white cop, riots, “eye-witness” comments supporting the “victim” against the racist cop. EVERY bit of information pushed by the media/Holder/Obama/Sharpton was PROVEN false yet it still stirred up much of this incessant narrative. The cop haters always use his name as an example even though he just robbed a business, attacked a cop and grabbed the cop’s gun. Certainly there are bad cops and even good cops who made a poor decision but the outrage includes a BS supposition that the incidents are only because the perpetrators are black. There have been numerous “black leaders” who have been pulled over, said they did nothing wrong, accused cops of being racist, made specific allegations of heinous acts committed by the cop during the incident…aaaaand then the video comes out and absolutely NOTHING they claimed was remotely close to factual. The problem is the retraction rarely comes and if it does it is dwarfed by the popularity of the original claim. The result is people believe the BS story, add that belief to other BS stories and create the perception of a huge problem that does not exist to a large degree. That does not mean to minimize the loss felt on an individual case basis but the “systemic” problem is a lie designed to divide and perpetuated by people too biased or stupid to see it for what it truly is.

  130. If police in a helicopter see a black male breaking into cars and houses then they just file a report and fly away to make sure that suspect is not harmed. That will lower the prison statistics a bit. It may raise some other statistics though.

    Is this what the kneelers want?

  131. These comments prove by a vast majority that the protests are political, in resistance to Trump. It’s no longer about the debunked “Hands up; don’t shoot” protest of Kaepernik; it’s now about Donald Trump and the political views of his supporters.

    And it is correct that most people have no idea what the protests are about. It’s just a way to draw attention to their own political views, which are “I am right; so you, sir, must obviously be wrong.”

  132. Harsing2 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    Brian Robinson says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    thisistheendifyouletit says:
    August 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Cops take a knee when one of those players homes are being burglarized.

    * * * * *

    So you think cops should not do their job and jeopardize the property and safety of people who are already protesting them doing their job poorly?

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Except what you don’t get is that it’s not there job to do private security. The team is paying extra to have officers do security in the stadium. So yea they can deny doing it
    __________________________________________________________
    This was meant as a comic barb. I do truly believe that taking a knee against first responders and their fairness offends ALL of them. It’s punishing them for a few bad apples. The whole way the protest is being done alienates an entire group for the deeds of a small group. It’d be like hating all teachers because some of them suck…only these people risk their lives to keep Americas citizens safe which is kind of a big deal.

  133. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    @Liberalsruineverything – You’ve posted that Kaepernick quote at least 100 times and still have no idea what it means. Meanwhile, you’ve never once acknowledged one incidence of prejudice by your beloved police.

    If the state authority you’re bowing down to were so infallible the Chicago situation that you’re always bleating about would not exist. And it has nothing to do with “Liberal Mayors” (Hannity’s latest talking point, but it does have everything to with cops that are too cowardly to do their jobs.

    No, it’s the people who live in the violent neighborhoods and Do Not cooperate with the police who are trying to protect their neighborhoods! It’s a two way street not working with police means that you apparently condone the gangbang violence around you!

  134. Guess the NFL Employee protesters will be playing in front of even more empty seats then last year. Mr. Owner, problem Isle Protest! Can’t they just pretend to like the Country a little?

  135. Hai guyz, let’s whine about how Alex Jones should be allowed to slander whoever he wants, but the entire media is fake news! Oh and blacks shouldn’t be allowed to protest at any kind of job, and the entire CIA, FBI, and military hates us for no apparent reason because they are libtards and something something something deep State something tinfoil hat fake news media.

    Why don’t people like us again?

    – the Trumpster fire

  136. Funny, I don’t recall hearing anyone kneeling or raising their fists during the offseason. Why is that? No live TV coverage? Did the reason for the protesting improve dramatically, only to spike somewhere around the end of July/beginning of August? Mothers and kids found time to continue sharing their messages after the Super Bowl with marches and speeches. Where were the NFL players during this time?

  137. It’s easy to focus one’s resentment and rage on the football players as we watch all the fans in the stands sit on their butts, eating crackerjacks, while the anthem plays.
    Sorry to say, but the real pigs are in the stands.

  138. All over the country, cops in cities big and small will tell you their bosses at police headquarters and city halls just have no appetite for arresting black people. In Baltimore, when “room to destroy” (former) mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake was inaugurated six years ago, she issued the battle cry of the Criminal Justice Reformers: “We are not going to arrest our way out of this mess.”

    Within one year, arrests in Baltimore went from 100,000 to 50,000 per year. Today, that number is 29,000.

    Arrests are down, but in Baltimore, even the new mayor has said many times that crime is out of control there. Violent crime. And the people who run that Chocolate City are in full agreement about the cause: black people are victims of relentless, relentless white racism.

    In Baltimore, some white people have an expectation of safety in their neighborhoods. That’s white privilege, say black activists, with more than a hint of scorn.

  139. Commish Goodell, please do us all a favor and keep players out of the pre-game ceremonies. Have teams come out of the tunnel AFTER pre-game festivities/National Anthem are over. This has become so ridiculous. If the police feel offended, then get professional security, or better yet, get our Service Men and Women to mind the fort… but enough already!

  140. Is there more scrutiny on cops? Are cops thinking twice before shooting yet another unarmed black person because they know it will make the news and be talked about on a national scale?

    Then these protests have been a success.

  141. How about stop killing unarmed blacks & reinstate Kaepernick???

    Until then, get use to more anthem protest.

  142. I wonder how countries where white people are the minority fill their Law Enforcement positions…the inconvenient truth facing this current social issue is we need minorities to join Law Enforcement…especially in communities that are predominantly minority…protests and activism are half measures…time for action…c’mon minorities…let’s begin joining Law Enforcement…

  143. The police are not the only ones. I’m 61 years old and a life long NFL fan but no more. My days of watching the NFL are over! If these players are going to disrespect our flag and our men and women in uniform I want nothing to do with NFL.

  144. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    “Gives them time for more TARGET practice”.

    Correct, they’ll have more time to ride shotgun alongside the red-hatted MAGA goon squads that are hunting down Hispanics, Machete style, across the country.

    ———-
    Actually it is Ms13 that is killing other immigrants with machetes. Trump is trying to stop that but somehow the Progressives are now supporters of Ms13

  145. Often heard in Green Bay
    *************************************
    I live in GB and will not argue. We eat and drink like Kings in our own little isolated part of the country where we don’t have drive by shootings, no hookers walking the streets, a small non caucasian population, and houses are inexpensive. No Problems Man !! We love it here.
    So stay away.

  146. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    @Liberalsruineverything – You’ve posted that Kaepernick quote at least 100 times and still have no idea what it means. Meanwhile, you’ve never once acknowledged one incidence of prejudice by your beloved police.

    If the state authority you’re bowing down to were so infallible the Chicago situation that you’re always bleating about would not exist. And it has nothing to do with “Liberal Mayors” (Hannity’s latest talking point, but it does have everything to with cops that are too cowardly to do their jobs.
    ——————
    Cops need to stop going after these innocent people. Cops need to do their job to stop these folks from killing each other. Kind of all over the place with the mixed message.

  147. google “biscayne park police chief” in the miami area you may understand what the players are protesting about

  148. Just gove it a rest, plus the majority of Americans don’t want to hear or read any new reeets from the orange man.

  149. Oh boy…clearly, they are some confused commenters on this topic. Someone keeps using neoconservatism to describe comments he doesn’t like, even though neoconservatism as an ideology is rooted in preemptive military engagement of enemies to Unites States & Isreal, and has nothing to do with NFL protests.

    Next, providing statistics of my city Chicago is meant to give context to where black Americans are being murdered daily by the hands of other black Americans. The idea that racist white cops, here in Chicago are trolling black neighborhoods to kill unarmed black Americans is pure garbage. Fact: white police officers are 49% of force, so 51% of CPD are minorities, so by sheer numbers alone, that would mean the majority of force, non-white, would also be trolling black unarmed Americans for death according to some of the commenters on this topic.

    The idea that the police is to blame here Chicago is completely uninformed and is more anti-police propaganda by those whom believe the Police are the problem. So which is it? Is there crime being ignored by racist red wearing MAGA white cops here in Chicago? Or are there minorities being targeted by rasicts hit squads? As some of the commenters here have stated.

    And for the record, I’m of Mexican descent and did not vote for Trump.

  150. myvietnamwasfightingtheclap says:
    August 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    So… the police union is protesting? Interesting.

    Maybe to a third grader, or someone who can’t tell the difference between a protest and a boycott. I am with the cops. Maybe they should refuse to work security for jerks who expect them to take abuse and still provide protection for said jerks.

  151. I am so sick of the poor Victims, It is so easy, obey the Law and Obey Police orders and there will be no problems.. You RUN you get shot, you break the Law you go to Jail, it is actually pretty damn simple..

  152. I’m curious after watching video of an Afro American Baltimore City Police officer beating up another Afro American citizen. This Baltimore police officer who as stated is black showed some skills in taking down another black person; Perhaps the Police Associations across America should focus more on training Police Officers when to use their skills in the field. The Police Associations and Unions should be training all police officers when to use force and when not to use force.

  153. I gave up reading all the stupid comments on here, so if I missed an intelligent comment forgive me. Did any of you actually read the article or just the headline? They didn’t say they wouldn’t WORK Dolphins games, they said they shouldn’t PAY to WATCH them play. That would be refusing to be spectators not crowd control. Sheesh, get offended for nothing why don’t you.

  154. codylaws says:

    August 11, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Bunch of cry baby police officers. Do your job the proper way which is stop abusing your position and mistreating your citizens and all of this will go away.
    ——————–

    90% of the videos I’ve seen in these cases is that the person refuses to follow simple commands from an officer. If I refuse to comply with an armed officer’s request I’ll get “mistreated” too… maybe start learning to follow instructions and it wont happen?

  155. In the middle of WWII the Supreme Court ruled that no one can be forced to participate in a patriotic ritual such as the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem. It is stunning that two years after Pearl Harbor and at a time when virtually every American was involved in one way or the other in the war effort that the rule of law and upholding the Constitution and the Bill of Rights trumped those who would take freedom from fellow Americans. Research WEST VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION v. BARNETTE, (1943) I think folks have forgotten what liberty and freedom is. Or maybe they just want what they consider being free means. Either way it’s nice to know there was a time when the law was the law and no one was above it.

  156. kingthielenscourt says:
    August 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    I am so sick of the poor Victims, It is so easy, obey the Law and Obey Police orders and there will be no problems.. You RUN you get shot, you break the Law you go to Jail, it is actually pretty damn simple..
    ——————————————————————————————
    Get back to me when half the Trump campaign ends up in jail. Bet you won’t be singing the same tune. Witch hunt, right? Well my friend that’s exactly how the black community feels when they are stopped simply because of the color of their skin.

  157. imodan says:

    August 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Get back to me when half the Trump campaign ends up in jail. Bet you won’t be singing the same tune. Witch hunt, right? Well my friend that’s exactly how the black community feels when they are stopped simply because of the color of their skin.
    ————————————-
    So if you are driving at night and have tinted windows, the cops MUST BE psychic then right????

    FALSE NARRATIVE just to divide..

  158. kingthielenscourt says:
    August 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    You RUN you get shot
    _____________________________________

    That’s exactly what they are protesting. Evading a police officer is not punishable by death.

  159. Hold on here, so there are people who are upset that the police are protesting against the protesters?

    So you’re only ok with protests that you agree with? This in a nutshell is what’s wrong with our society. Both the NFL players and the PBAs have the right to protest – one of them chose an unfriendly way of doing it (national anthem) and were called out for it.

    This is becoming a Seinfeld episode.

  160. I’m literally rolling on the floor at all these hysterical hypotheticals about “next time a burglar breaks in” blah blah blah, hahahahaha. When was the last time a cop actually prevented a crime from happening? They’re called law enforcement for a reason, because they don’t prevent anything, best case scenario they manage to catch the village idiot who committed the crime. In the case of burglaries, the FBI says 1 in 10 are solved. You could do about as well going to a fortune teller. So yeah, cops not showing up in response to calls is a yuuuuge threat…to people who are unduly concerned about brief delays in submitted insurance claims.

  161. @possumsauce

    While I agree wholeheartedly with the players right to protest, I think you’re off base with that take. Police prevent crime ALL the time. Not directly but the THREAT of consequences stops crime from happening and that’s not debatable. And without the spectre of a officer catching you, the perceived consequence of committing a crime goes down by an order of magnitude.

    I do agree with the players right to protest here and I do believe that we have a problem in law enforcement culture. That said, I think the VAST majority of LE officers are good honest people doing a VERY hard job and having to make life and death decisions on a moments notice. There are bad apples though and to act like there aren’t is taking the ostrich approach. Police culture though routinely protects the bad apples from being picked and I believe they are ruining it for the rest of the good cops. Just my $0.02

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