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Letter: Protest is wrong during anthem


October 4, 2017


I would like to discuss the issue currently happening that began with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the football field during the national anthem to protest that police – assumedly, white police – were shooting black men unfairly.

There was a heart-rending situation in which a woman called the police for help with her disoriented black male acquaintance, and they shot the man. And they wouldn’t have if they’d had total information on his mental, or physical, health condition. And there have been other cases where we only get the view...

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