Before their Saturday night WNBA game at the Target Center in Minneapolis between the Minneapolis Lynx and the Dallas Wings, players held a news conference where they denounced police racism. They then wore Black Lives Matter warm-up jerseys during the pre-game. As a result, the four off-duty Minneapolis police officers hired to provide security for the game walked off the job.
Bound to happen sooner or later. Even officers sworn to protect the public can only put up with so much guff before they turn their backs. The Lynx team organization put out a lame statement after the event trying to cover things with such phrases as “respect the right” (of officers) and “constructive discussion” etc., etc. and yada yada. You can read it here.
“I commend them for it,” Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the local police union said of the walk-off. He said other officers who heard of the incident have asked that their names be removed from the list of officers to work future games. He said it’s possible no officers would work future Lynx games.
The lady Lynx, and perhaps other groups determined to bang on about how racist and brutal they believe police officers to be, will have the opportunity to face the implications of their ideology. Perhaps they’ll find a way to protect themselves. When trouble rears its head, they can always call Rev. Sharpton. (He can be reached at 1-800-Hustle.)
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