Kaepernick compares cops to fugitive slave patrols

Kaepernick compares cops to fugitive slave patrols

by Fox News As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist. Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading “You can’t ignore your history – always remember who they are.” Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a “fugitive slave patrol” badge. A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017   New Poll Shows Trump Approval at 50 Percent Pirro Blasts GOP: ‘You’re In Power – Do Something’ to Pass Trump Agenda Related: one-of-historys-greatest-crossover-fights-set-for-august-26th Even Liberals Are Worried About Liberal Extremism Related: nhl-offseason-mayhem As FoxNews.com reported: Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been dismissed as a police officer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of black motorist Philando Castile. The city of St. Anthony said Friday afternoon that the public “will be best served” if Yanez no longer works for the city. The decision to dismiss Yanez came after he was found not guilty on all counts related to the incident. Yanez pulled over 32-year-old Castile for a broken taillight in July 2016. The officer shot Castile five times after Castile said he was carrying a gun. “A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn’t need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled,” Kaepernick wrote. Fugitive slave patrols were common in the antebellum South, watching for runaway...
Bathroom Bill Could End Dallas’ Bid to Host Draft

Bathroom Bill Could End Dallas’ Bid to Host Draft

by CNN Cowboys’ 2018 NFL Draft Bid Reportedly Could Be Impacted by Texas Bathroom Bill ADAM WELLS LM Otero/Associated Press A July meeting of Texas legislators to discuss a bill that prevents protection for transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify could have an impact on the Dallas Cowboys‘ hopes to host the 2018 NFL draft. Per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, if House Bill 2899 passes, the Cowboys could miss out on hosting next year’s draft. Related: a-friday-with-phil-mickelson-at-the-fedex-st-jude-classic “The timing of the NFL’s decision isn’t tied to the Texas legislative schedule, which begins its special session July 18,” Moore wrote. “The league has awarded the draft in August, September and October the last three years. But the timetable works to the league’s advantage by letting the issue play out without inserting itself into what has become a contentious public debate.” Related: cavs-kyrie-irving-built-for-moments-like-finals-game-4-performance As Moore noted, the Cowboys have already made a pitch to host the draft in April. Per the Daily Beast’s Samantha Allen, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for the state’s legislature to reconvene for a special session with the hope of passing the controversial bill. “The law to which Abbott was referring, HB 2899, would bar school districts and municipalities from implementing restroom protections for transgender students,” Allen wrote. “If passed, it would land at a time when federal court victories have been stacking up for transgender students who have been denied restroom rights.” North Carolina passed a similar bill in March 2016 that nullified certain protections for transgender people. In response to the bill, the NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to...
OJ SIMPSON COULD BE RELEASED FROM PRISON THIS YEAR, PUBLIC DEFENDER SAYS

OJ SIMPSON COULD BE RELEASED FROM PRISON THIS YEAR, PUBLIC DEFENDER SAYS

by Fox News O. J. Simpson appears for the second day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)  (The Associated Press) O.J. Simpson, the Hall-of-Fame football player famously acquitted in his wife’s murder before heading to prison for a Las Vegas hotel robbery, could get released on parole as early as this year, a top public defender said on Tuesday. Simpson, 69, is being held at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. Simpson’s age and reports of his good behavior in prison make parole a good possibility, Steven Yeager, the chief deputy public defender in Clark County, told Nevada Newsmakers. RELATED: WERE-MS13-GANG-MEMBERS-RELEASED-INTO-US-COMMUNITIES-SENATOR-DEMANDS-ANSWERS “Typically, when the parole board is making that determination, they are looking at the inmate’s history in the institution, the disciplinary history,” Steven Yeager, the chief deputy public defender in Clark County. “They also look at the age of the inmate and one of the things we always talk about in the criminal justice system is the older you get, the less likely you are to continue committing crimes.” RELATED: OHIO-CORONER-FACILITIES-RUNNING-OUT-OF-ROOM-DUE-TO-MOUNTING-OPIOID-OVERDOSES The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners is expected to set a hearing date for Simpson in June. If he is granted parole, he likely would be released in October. His fate likely relies on a points system factoring in age, gender, and behavior. Inmates with low scores — Simpson included — are the most likely to get parole, Sports Illustrated reported. Simpson is serving a 33-year sentence for a 2007 robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. He was convicted of first-degree kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a...
2017 NFL first-round pick signings tracker

2017 NFL first-round pick signings tracker

SCOOBY AXSON Now that the NFL draft is over, the teams will hope to sign their draft picks so the players can attend the first mini-camps and training camps slated for later this summer. Here’s a look at the contract status of each team’s first-round pick this season. Each of the contracts come with a fifth-year option that has the option to be exercised by the team. Save Now On Alive!® Get Your Coupon For Any Alive!® Multi-VitaminFeelAlive.com 1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, defensive end—signed four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $30.4 million with a $20.25 million signing bonus and includes offset language. 2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, quarterback 3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, defensive end 4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, running back—signed four-year, fully guaranteed deal with no offset language 5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, wide receiver 6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, safety 7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, wide receiver—signed four-year worth $19.75 million, fully guaranteed. 8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, running back—signed four-year, $17.2 million deal, with $10.7 million signing bonus 9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, wide receiver—signed four-year deal, $17.1 million with $10.6 million signing bonus 10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, quarterback 11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, cornerback 12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, quarterback—signed four-year deal worth $13.854 million, with a $8.215 million signing bonus 13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, linebacker 14. Philadelphia Phillies: Derek Barnett, defensive end 15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, safety —signed a four-year deal worth $12.6 million, including a $7.3 million signing bonus 16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, cornerback—signed four-year deal, with $11.9 million fully guaranteed and a...
NFL RATINGS WILL ‘TURN AROUND’ NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER, FOX EXEC SAYS

NFL RATINGS WILL ‘TURN AROUND’ NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER, FOX EXEC SAYS

by Fox Entertainment By Leora Arnowitz       NFL ratings were down last season but FOX is confident they will bounce back now that the heated 2016 presidential election is over. Eric Shanks, president, COO and executive producer of FOX Sports, told reporters Monday morning on a FOX execs conference call that the network feels ratings “rebounded” following the election and the 2017-2018 season’s schedule will bring in high viewership numbers. “We feel really good about the schedule getting off to a great start,” he said. NFL ratings began slipping around October 2016, but Shanks said the upcoming schedule has him confident the League will draw big ratings again. “I think that the League, clearly, got almost all the partners off to a really strong start. If you look at our first six weeks it’s pretty tremendous,” he said. “We’ve never had double headers in week one and two to start off the season before. They placed what was the most popular game of last season – Green Bay/ Dallas – into week five.” RELATED: DEREK-JETER-STEPS-BACK-INTO-SPOTLIGHT-IN-NUMBER-RETIREMENT-CEREMONY-BEFITTING-OF-HIS-CAREER Shanks added the NFL ratings stopped their downward spiral following the election, which saw President Trump beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. RELATED: CHELSEA-CLINCHES-ENGLISH-PREMIER-LEAGUE-TITLE-WITH-WIN-AT-WEST-BROM “Post-election last-year the League-wide ratings were actually flat so it kind of rebounded by double digit percentage points.” This season, he’s expecting to see viewership return to its pre-election norm. “I think there is no doubt that the NFL ratings are going to turn around, and I think FOX, in particular, has great strengths early in the season and probably our best double-header schedule we’ve ever seen....
Former Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain arrested on drug, firearm charges

Former Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain arrested on drug, firearm charges

Kevin Spain  (Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports) Rolando McClain, who had been suspended by the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy in December, was arrested in Hartselle, Ala., Friday for second-degree possession of marijuana, carrying a firearm without a permit and a misdemeanor equipment violation, according to Hartselle Police. McClain was stopped because of a window tint violation and the police officer smelled marijuana as he was interacting with McClain about that violation, according to Hartselle Police spokesman Lt. Justin Barley. The officer then searched the car and found that McClain had a weapon for which he didn’t have a permit. He was released from Morgan County Jail later in the day on a $2,000 bond. McClain, who last played with the Dallas Cowboys, was suspended indefinitely in early December of 2016 for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. It was the third time in his pro career he had been suspended. He was a star at Alabama, playing linebacker on the 2009 national championship team and had 105 total tackles and four sacks. He was the eighth pick of the 2010 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was with the Raiders for three seasons. His best season was 2011, when he had 79 tackles and five sacks. After a poor start to the 2012 season, McClain had his playing time reduced and was waived by the team in April of 2013. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens, announced his retirement in May, and then was traded to the Cowboys in July of 2014. After a good season, the Cowboys gave him a one-year deal, but he got his first drug suspension for the...