Colin Kaepernick has spoken out amid the death of George Floyd and now he wants to put his money where his mouth is.
The quarterback-turned-activist has reportedly launched a fund to hire defense lawyers for the many folks who have been arrested while protesting police brutality in Minneapolis, according to WSJ.
“The new Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative will pay for legal assistance for people protesting in the Minneapolis area, its website said. Kaepernick’s charitable arm, Know Your Rights Camp, is paying for the project.”
Kaepernick, who was blackballed from the NFL for protesting the same police misconduct that cost Floyd his life, voiced his support for protesters while insisting that “we have the right to fight back.”
“When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction,” he tweeted. “The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.”
LeBron James also spoke out and sent a nod to Kaepernick by posting a picture of Kaepernick kneeling alongside George Floyd being tortured to death.
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