Chicago Police Officers Supporting #BLM?

An “activist” got Chicago police officers to kneel to demonstrate their opposition to police brutality and racism and support of Colin Kapernick.

Since it is against regulations for Chicago police officers to take part in political action while on duty, the two officers will be reprimanded.

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But several problems come to mind:

  • Kneeling as a ritual of support (raised fists notwithstanding) seems more like ritual submission to a cult than standing with a cause. Does anyone else find that creepy and ironic? Outside of the context of a football game, it just seems like an entity is absorbing human minds.
  • How does an activist prioritize alleged police brutality and racism in what must be the black-on-black murder capital of the nation? Even if all their stories were true, the African American community would still be destroyed by private crime, not their mythical racist police.
  • Do these cops really believe that their white co-workers are brutal racists?
  • How do these cops think publicly siding with Black Lives Matter ideology, which many people of all colors (including yours truly) believe to be a lie, is going to advance full minority participation in American law enforcement agencies?

The Chicago Tribune reports, “Chicago police officers to be reprimanded after kneeling in Instagram post.

A Chicago activist who apparently asked two “men of color” to kneel with her on social media may have inadvertently earned the police officers reprimands, officials said Monday.

Aleta Clark, who goes by the name “englewoodbarbie,” on Instagram wrote on Sunday: “That Moment when you walk into the police station and ask the Men of Color are they Against Police Brutality and Racism & they say Yes… then you ask them if they support Colin Kapernick… and they also say yes… then you ask them to Kneel.!”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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