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NYPD Officers Rally To Help Get Colin Kaepernick an NFL Job
Colin Kaepernick may be currently blackballed from the league, but he’s definitely not short on support.
On Saturday, current and former members of the New York City Police Department held a rally in Brooklyn in support of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
Approximately 75 “mostly minority” officers attended the rally and wore T-shirts featuring the hashtag “#imwithkap,” according to ESPN & the Associated Press.
“A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the NFL.
The gathering in Brooklyn featured about 75 mostly minority officers wearing black T-shirts reading “#imwithkap.”
One exception was retired officer Frank Serpico, whose exploits were featured in the 1973 film “Serpico.”
He admitted to not being a football fan but said he felt it was important to support Kaepernick for his stance.
“He’s trying to hold up this government, up to our founding fathers,” said the now 81-year-old Serpico.
Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who said he was heading to work after the rally, spoke of the need for racial healing in the country.
“Until racism in America is no longer taboo, we own up to it, we admit it, we understand it and then we do what we have to do to solve it. Unfortunately we’re going to have these issues,” he said.”
Kaepernick remains a free agent as only two teams have expressed any real interest in signing him, but opted to sign other quarterbacks instead.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 19, 2017