- The Washington Times - Monday, June 19, 2017

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted to his Twitter account Friday an image of a runaway slave patrol badge and a police badge with the message, “You can’t ignore your history. Always remember who they are.”

Kaepernick was upset after a jury found Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all charges after fatally shooting Philando Castile. Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. 

Kaepernick knelt for the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and instances of police violence. Reaction was highly divided. Some called his actions disrespectful and others applauded his decision to protest. 

The 29-year-old is still unsigned in the NFL. Kaepernick remains involved in community activism. 

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide