And then they expect security from them.
Some black people, particularly professional athletes, have gone berserk over the Black Lives Matter Movement to the point of no return and indecency. Players with the WNBA Minnesota Lynx held a press conference blasting racial profiling by police in the wake of the shooting death of Philando Castile by a Minneapolis police officer. Never mind that all the facts aren’t in, much less an investigation or trail completed.
This didn’t stop four Lynx captains, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen from bashing police officers and then expecting these cops to protect them.
Later that day players flaunted Black Lives Matter shirts during pregame practice in front of Minneapolis police officers providing security for the game.
Fed up over the police hate, the four off-duty cops walked off the job, as they should have.
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, commended the officers for their actions. Let’s remember that these officers are volunteering to work extra hours beyond their day jobs to protect black athletes who insult them. Yeah, I bet lots of people would probably walk off the job too. These officers and others removed themselves off a list of those interested in providing security for basketball games.
But the Lynx ladies actions were tame in comparison to Cleveland Brown’s running back Isaiah Crowell. He tweeted an image of a police officer having his throat slit by a person in a black hood and gloves with this message:
“They give polices [sic] all type of weapons and they continuously choose to kill us.”
There are really no words for this time of action from a celebrity, which professional athletes are. The shooting deaths of both Castile and Alton Sterling in Louisiana look very bad. But again all the facts aren’t in and their deaths certainly don't warrant Crowell condoning terrorist style executions of police officers.
Crowell issued an apology on Instagram, saying: “My values and beliefs do not match that image.”
I think Crowell meant what he tweeted.
As the President of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, Stephen Loomis, said:
“You’re a grown-ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we’ll accept your apology? Kiss my ass.”
If Crowell was really “saddened and outraged by the attacks in Dallas and the five honorable police officers providing protection while trying to keep peace,” he wouldn’t have posted such an incendiary tweet.
Crowell is yet another example of an out of touch, over paid athlete who forgets that by police officers provide him security at games. But Black Lives Matter seem to matter more to many blacks more than Blue Lives and taking side in cases that have only been decided in the court of public opinion.
Yet, it’s no surprise professional athletes have gone off the rails of decency and humanity. Consider what President Barack Obama said at the memorial service for the five Dallas police officers killed by an armed black man. Instead of simply mourning their lives, Obama used it as an opportunity to lecture police departments everywhere that they engage in about racial profiling and do a bigoted job of protecting and serving. What’s happened to that “one nation under God, indivisible with with liberty and justice for all”?