September 30, 2017

USA: NFL TN Titans Tight End Delanie Walker Said Fans Upset By Team Demonstrations During The National Anthem Can Stay Home. Kaepernick Donated $25k To Group Named After Convicted Cop Killer.

FOX News
written by Staff
Thursday September 28, 2017

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker said fans upset by team demonstrations during the national anthem can stay home.

"And the fans that don't want to come to the game? I mean. OK. Bye," he told the Tennessean. "If you feel that's something - we're disrespecting you, don't come to the game."

Walker, who is in the middle of a 2-year $13.3 million contract with the Nashville-based team, said the demonstrations are not intended to be an affront to the military.

"That's not what it's all about," he said. "I've been in the [United Service Organizations]. I support the troops."

"It's about equal rights. That's all everyone is trying to show... that we all care about each other," Walker said.

Coach Mike Mularkey told the paper that he thought it was a team-wide decision to remain in the locker room last week.

But, Jessie James Decker, the country singer and wife of wide receiver Eric Decker, said her husband was not told about the plan.

UPDATE: Walker said he and his family have received death threats since he made comments defending the team's decision to skip the national anthem Sunday.
ESPN
written by Jamison Hensley
Wednesday September 6, 2017

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ray Lewis said the Baltimore Ravens chose not to sign Colin Kaepernick after the quarterback's girlfriend posted a "racist" tweet featuring the former All-Pro linebacker and owner Steve Bisciotti.

"We were going to close the deal to sign him," Lewis said on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Tuesday night. "Steve Bisciotti said, 'I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.'"

"And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day."

The Aug. 2 tweet by Nessa Diab compared a picture of Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from "Django Unchained," in which Samuel L. Jackson as a loyal house slave held Leonardo DiCaprio's cruel plantation owner character.

"His girl [Diab] goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn't know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed," Lewis said. "Steve Bisciotti has said it himself: 'How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?'"

Lewis was asked whether the Ravens would have signed Kaepernick if not for the tweet.

"Then he's flying him to Baltimore," Lewis said. "I am sitting with all three of them and we are all having a conversation about bringing Colin Kaepernick in."

On Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn't directly address Lewis' assertion.

"I'm not exactly sure what all was said. But I can tell you this: I'm way past that," Harbaugh said before practice. "I haven't even thought about that for weeks. Our focus is Cincinnati."

Asked if this is an unwanted distraction, Harbaugh said, "We have two healthy quarterbacks and we're ready to roll."

Kaepernick drew national attention last season when he knelt during the national anthem before games as a protest of social injustice, which he said he will no longer do in 2017.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh brought up the possibility of pursuing Kaepernick at the opening of training camp, when quarterback Joe Flacco informed the team of his back injury. Team president Dick Cass later indicated that the Ravens had direct contact with Kaepernick, who informed Baltimore that he still desired to play.

Ravens officials acknowledged they had consulted with fans and former and current players, as well as sponsors, about Kaepernick.

"Pray for us," Bisciotti said of the team when weighing its decision.

Kaepernick's girlfriend then posted the picture of Bisciotti and Lewis three days later.
my gosh, people don't understand that any person applying for US citizenship is DENIED if they admit they belong to Communist or anti-America groups, OR EVEN ADMIT they agree with Communist or anti-America groups. (emphasis mine)

These uber wealthy people who became wealthy in America hate our country, despise it so much WHILE people are literally dying to get into this country escaping countries these jackholes want to turn us into!
Daily Mail, UK
Colin Kaepernick donated $25,000 to group named after convicted cop killer and former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur who broke out of jail and fled to Cuba
written by Keith Griffith
Friday September 29, 2017

Colin Kaepernick's $25,000 donation to a charitable group honoring a convicted cop killer has been revealed.

Kaepernick's foundation made the donation to Chicago-based Assata's Daughters, named after former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, in April as part of a $1million charitable pledge.

Shakur was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1973 shooting death of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster and sentenced to life in prison, but staged a daring jailbreak and now lives as a fugitive in Cuba.

Kaepernick, who is well known for his protests against police during the national anthem as a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, made the donation as part of his pledge to donate $100,000 a month for 10 months to 'organizations working in oppressed communities'.

Assata's Daughters was founded in 2015 to 'develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata,' according to the group's website.

'We prioritize this work to help the current momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement to carry on into the future,' the statement continues.

Kaepernick's foundation specified that $2,500 of the donation would go to Cop Watch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police officers.

Another $15,000 is earmarked for 'teen workshops'.

Shakur, whose legal name is JoAnne Deborah Chesimard, has become a revered figure in some activist circles, despite currently lodging on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

A former Black Panther who joined a more militant offshoot of the group, Shakur was already wanted on several charges when Trooper Foerster pulled over a car she was in for a broken taillight.

In a shootout, Foerster was killed and Shakur was wounded. Accounts differ as to whether she or another occupant of the car pulled the trigger, but she was successfully convicted of murder under aiding and abetting laws.

Shakur was sentenced to life in prison, but escaped in 1979 when members of the Black Liberation Army visited her behind bars with concealed handguns, took prison officials hostage and commandeered a van.

Through the two are not related, Shakur was godmother to rapper Tupac Shakur, whose stepfather was convicted of aiding her escape from prison.

Word of Kaepernick's donation, which was first reported by the Washington Times, comes as the πŸ‘‰ protest against police that he launched last year  πŸ‘ˆ creates a national furor.

President Donald Trump last week blasted National Football League players who, imitating Kaepernick's protest, kneel during the national anthem.

Players across the league responded in defiance, amplifying the protest and polarizing their fan base, many of whom saw the gesture as an insult to national symbols.

Shakur is believed to be living under political asylum in Cuba. The FBI warns that she should be considered armed and dangerous.

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