Sunday, October 1, 2017

Take A Knee, Part II: What We Need is Clarity!

By Rich Kozlovich

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Colin Kaepernick started this whole national mess, but he's gone and his career is over. Now it appears his lack of talent and his penchant for adopting the Black Lives Matter's narrative that America is racist and treats minorities with inequality isn't why he wasn't chosen by some team to foul up their locker room.  It appears the left claims the only reason no team will pick him up is because they're racists. Well, the NFL is suffering a fate they brought on themselves -there's a whole cabal of NFL players who've now picked up his banner, and it's spreading to other sports.

We took a look at Colin Kaepernick in Part I - and this series will finish with Kaepernick to explain what this is really all about in Part III - but in the meanwhile let's take a look at these other players.

September 29, 2017 Daniel John Sobieski posted this article: NFL: The National Felons League Crime Spree saying"
It is hard to say what exactly NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem are protesting, but if it is alleged social injustice and police brutality against African-Americans, these players have to explain their own record of brutality and injustice against their fellow Americans. We are all familiar with the workplace sign touting the number of days since the last accident. NFL locker rooms should have a sign showing the last player arrest for a criminal act. As of September 25, as Joseph Curl points out at the Daily Wire, it had been a mere 23 days since the last NFL player had been arrested for a crime.  
The average is about a week between NFL player arrests:  
The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which "provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests and Charges," the site says.  
Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder  
The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune:  "In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did."  
You might not be able to access NFLarrest.com. Recently the website was down due to heavy traffic, probably from disgruntled fans, many of them veterans, curious about the hypocrisy of the NFL and its players regarding violence and brutality. An early 2017 database of NFL player-criminals is available here........Another player arrested for a criminal act which killed people was Leonard Little. If you want talk about flaws in the criminal justice system, look at his crimes and the meager punishment:..............
If social justice is their concern, well they can start fixing this by conducting themselves like decent citizens and stop acting like rampaging out of control barbarians and respecting the rights of those they brutalized.  Admittedly, not all professional athletes act in this manner, but when players who are responsible citizens feel intimidated into going along with all of this - when owners and coaches are so afraid of their employees they go along with this - they share in the blame and the shame. 

On September 25, 2017 Trevor Thomas posted the article, Kaepernickitis Is Rooted in Lies outlining how Kaepernick's buying into the lies of Black Lives Matter hook, line, and sinker is the real social injustice which resides in the black community.  According to Heather MacDonald --  "The tragic truth is, the most dangerous place for a black American is not in the presence of a police officer. The most dangerous place for a black American -- especially for young black males -- is a black neighborhood. Again, as a 2016 report by the Manhattan Institute reveals:"
  • In 2013, homicide was the leading cause of death among African-Americans aged 15–35.
  • During 1990–2008, for 93 percent of black homicide victims, the perpetrator was also black.
  • In 2009, in the 75 largest U.S. counties, blacks were charged with 62 percent of robberies, 57 percent of murders, and 45 percent of assaults -- despite constituting 15 percent of the population in those counties.
  • In 2014, in New York City, blacks committed 75 percent of shootings and 70 percent of robberies, while constituting 23 percent of the population.
  •  During 2005-2014, blacks were also responsible for 40 percent of murders of police officers nationwide.
  • And perhaps the most shocking statistic of all: Black men in the U.S. are half as likely to die if they are in prison than if they are not.
I would ask everyone supporting this BLM narrative to explain to me what exactly what they think Social Justice means to them?  Why is it so dangerous and damaging to live in a black dominated neighborhood?  Why has the black family disintegrated in America?  What are the social justice consequences for that?  And who's responsible? 

Here is Part I, Part III will follow.

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