Colin Kaepernick has a new job.
In 1996, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf began peacefully protesting systemic racism during the national anthem played before every NBA game.
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem in response to the way minorities were being treated in this country, and that included interactions with police officers. He has been public enemy No. 1 ever since.
10 years after he took the 49ers to the Super Bowl and seven years after playing his final NFL snap, Colin Kaepernick will now be devoting his “time, money, care and a painstaking attention to detail” to fact-checking police killings through independent autopsies.
Via his Know Your Rights Camp:
“The objective of the Autopsy Initiative (“Initiative”) is to provide a second autopsy free-of-charge for victims’ families who have lost their loved ones due to a police-related death. The services offered through the Initiative include the completion of a second autopsy, disclosure of preliminary findings, and issuance of the final autopsy report,” the website’s description reads.
Here’s how social media reacted:
Colin Kaepernick was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second-round of the 2011 NFL draft.
He finished his career with a 28-30 record, throwing for 12,271 yards, 72 touchdowns, 30 interceptions, 2,300 rushing yards, and 13 rushing touchdowns. He has a career playoff record of 4-2.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.