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GumboPot
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Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys.

Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, praised them for quitting. “I commend them for it,” he said.

Kroll said the four officers also removed themselves from a list of officers working future games. He did not know who the officers were. “Others said they heard about it and they were not going to work Lynx games,” he said.

Asked if other officers will fill in for those who quit, Kroll said, “If [the players] are going to keep their stance, all officers may refuse to work there.”




Ferguson Effect bitches.

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mtntiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
Good for them. Protesting works both ways.


msutiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
I hate when athletes think they are informed.


Jbird
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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I hate when athletes think they are informed.
At least they didn't hold up a sign of a cop getting his throat cut.


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iron banks
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
Don't think you can have a game with tickets sold to the public without security


weptiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
Saw this and good for the guys in blue. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but just because you are an athlete or entertainer doesn't make you smart, a role model or somebody that is worthy of following.


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GumboPot
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Don't think you can have a game with tickets sold to the public without security


Well, it is the WNBA. Not many tickets are sold to begin with.
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msutiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
The public doesn't go to WNBA games so the Lynx have nothing to worry about.


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Snipe
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
Looks like Seimone Augustus there..

Disappointed but not shocked.


heartbreakTiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
LSU should take her jersey down.


Jbird
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Don't think you can have a game with tickets sold to the public without security
Maybe the players should stroll over to the protestors and hire some "security" for the arena.


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BestBanker
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Don't think you can have a game with tickets sold to the public without security

It's the WNBA. No one pays to see that; they give away tickets.


TigerInTally
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Don't think you can have a game with tickets sold to the public without security


You're assuming that the public is willing to pay to go to WNBA games.


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Blizzard of Chizz
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
I think I'd rather get shot before I had to waste a perfectly good day watching women's basketball.


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The Pretender
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
So, that reduced the total attendance to 100. Why would you need security?

Women's BB is a freaking joke.


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WPBTiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Good for them. Protesting works both ways.


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dcrews
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
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Don't think you can have a game with tickets sold to the public without security


I mean, how much security do you need to protect 50 fans?


navy
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
If there is one thing that both blacks and whites could probably agree on ... it is that black lives matter more than the WNBA.


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Wtodd
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LSU should take her jersey down

Hell I bet they give her a statue


ManBearTiger
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re: Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jersey
I think a high school aged lifeguard sounds like adequate risk aversion for a WNBA game. How many people go to these games? Like 50? And they're not even in water or running around on slippery concrete.


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