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Two Chicago police officers are facing reprimands after they were photographed kneeling alongside an activist in what she called a show of support for NFL players protesting police brutality and racism.

The pic, shared on Instagram Sunday, September 24, 2017,  by activist Aleta Clark, shows her flanked by two black, uniformed officers, all on one knee with a fist in the air.

She captioned the shot: “That Moment when you walk into the police station and ask the Men of Color are they Against Police Brutality and Racism & they say Yes… then you ask them if they support Colin Kaepernick (sic)… and they also say yes… then you ask them to Kneel.!”

 

Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officers will be reprimanded for violating the department’s code of conduct, which prohibits officers from participating in a “partisan political campaign or activity.”

“We are aware of the photo, and we will address it in the same way we have handled previous incidents in which officers have made political statements while in uniform, with a reprimand and a reminder of department policies,” said Guglielmi.

On Sunday, players across the NFL knelt during the national anthem in protest of remarks Donald Trump made at a rally in Alabama over the weekend.

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14 thoughts on “2 Black Chicago Cops Reprimanded For Taking A Knee With Raised Fist

  1. americanize on said:

    Black America you better unite and get on code.Remember the Dred Scott decision.A negro don,t have any rights that a white man is bound to respect. Unified or Die.

  2. and yet those who don’t agree with the chief reprimanding those cops have no problem with cops reprimanded for Blue Lives Matter protests

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  4. Some folks seem to be having an issue with the stance WE are taking regarding the NFL
    and the National Anthem/flag.

    Screw them.
    They obviously do not have any SYMPATHY for the INJUSTICE that Amerykah is QUILTY of
    where police brutality/murder by cops is concerned.

    I wonder why it is whenever folks of color RAISE THEIR VOICES-others shirk with fear
    or get HATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!

    • I don’t think the chief has an issue with them taking a stance. I think he has an issue with them taking a stance while in uniform, at work. I think he said it’s against policy.

      • Thats the issue with all of it. One is not allowed to protest while on the clock/in uniform! Not even football players.

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