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Rikers Island guards none too pleased when Kaepernick shows up, rips cops to prison inmates


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Rikers Island guards none too pleased when Kaepernick shows up, rips cops to prison inmates
I don’t know if this was Bill DiBlasio’s idea, but someone in New York got the brilliant notion that Colin Kaepernick should be allowed to visit the prison at Rikers Island and address the inmates there with a “message of hope and inspiration.”

Those not loving the idea included the prison guards’ union, who pointed out that at Rikers Island they are the cops - the very people Kaepernick goes around slandering as abusive brutes.

A visit by Colin Kaepernick to New York’s Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union that represents city correction officers.

The president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association told the Daily News that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s presence at Rikers on Tuesday will only encourage inmates to attack jail guards.

Union leaders noted that Kaepernick has worn socks that depicted police as little cartoon pigs.

Colin Kaepernick is a disgrace

What exactly do prison officials think Kaepernick is going to “inspire” the prisoners to do? His so-called “social justice” message is really a message of finger-pointing. He accuses American police officers on a broad scale of being racist abusers, and he claims that the system and the nation in general allow this to happen and have no problem with it.

This is a lie. It’s also the last thing prisoners need to hear some idiot telling them. Their problems are not the fault of the police. If you’re locked up, it’s because you did something wrong. If they need to hear a message at all, it’s from someone who will tell them to clean up their lives and get their acts together.

But apparently New York officials thought otherwise because they not only invited Kaepernick in but hosted him for breakfast with the warden before letting him address the inmates.

No wonder the prison guards were upset. At Rikers Island, they are the cops, and everything about Kaepernick’s message is likely to create more enmity between them and the inmates.

What a failure of a human being Kaepernick is. He had a chance to be a star in the NFL, but he didn’t care to work to keep pace with opposing defenses who figured out his tendencies - and his performance declined as a result. He created a massive controversy that upset fans and caused a major crisis for the NFL that persists to this day, resulting in the owners understandable desire to have nothing to do with him. And he did it all while slandering the brave men and women who protect us every day.

Colin Kaepernick is a disgrace. The only reason he should be in a prison is if he’s not allowed to be anywhere else.


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