Cops Walked Off The Job At A WNBA Game After Players Wore ‘Black Lives Matter’ Shirts

In wake of the Philando Castile and Alton Sterling killings last week, there have been “Black Lives Matter” protests all across the country. Tensions between the black community and law enforcement are arguably at the highest they’ve been in a handful of years, especially considering the ambush-style shooting at a Dallas protest that left four cops dead following the Castile and Sterling incidents.

On Monday night, members of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx addressed those tensions and called for an end to racial profiling. As a result, police officers assigned to work the team’s game quit on the spot.

Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys.

Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, praised them for quitting. “I commend them for it,” he said.

Prior to the game, Lynx players wore black T-shirts that read “Change starts with us, justice and accountability.” On the back, the shirts displayed Philando Castile’s and Alton Sterling’s names along with “Black Lives Matter” and a Dallas Police Department emblem.

 

 

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  1. ZynWoof

    Yes, glad the officers walked off the job and are safe!

  2. Charlene

    Good for you officers. Proud! You all need to take a stand always.

  3. onebigelf

    Those shirts had to be approved by the WNBA for the idiots to be allowed to wear them. No officers should work ANY WNBA games until a full written apology is issue by the league and the Lynx team, and a substantial donation made in each WNBA city to either support the families of officers killed in the line of duty or to provide body armor or body cameras (dept’s choice) to local officers.

  4. Melissa Sutphin Jones

    Disgraceful! They should be ashamed. Hope they like walking to their cars unescorted. Kudos to the Officers for not supporting their BS!!!

  5. Heidi Sparks Weston

    These girls, and yes I say girls, have no concept of self respect. Keep supporting the criminals and you shall eventually become one. Great job girls, great job. Glad those off duty officers left. Now the thugs can support themselves. Dumbasses

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