By Jazz Shaw
Things in the City by the Bay continue to get more and more interesting as the 2016 NFL regular season kickoff approaches. Will Colin Kaepernick be on the field for their games? That’s up in the air at this point, but if he’s on the bench there are some other folks who may not be in the stadium. Those would be the police who routinely work the security detail. (Fox News)
Authorities in Northern California have threatened to stop working San Francisco 49ers games in response to Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice.
In a letter obtained by KNTV, the Santa Clara police union told the 49ers organization that officers wouldn’t work at the stadium if it doesn’t “take action” against Kaepernick over his protest. The station noted that about 70 Santa Clara police officers work eight home games per year.
“The board of directors of the Santa Clara Police Officer’s Association has a duty to protect its members and work to make all of their workings environments free of harassing behavior,” the letter added.
You can read the letter which the police union sent to the team here, and it includes a declaration that, some recent actions by a 49ers employee have threatened our harmonious working relationship. That’s a polite way of putting it.
This wouldn’t leave the stadium with zero protection since the police officers in question only make up a portion of the total security forces present at the games. Also, they’re not defying orders or violating any PD protocol if they refuse to show up. As with most municipalities, the cops working security at the stadium are there on a voluntary basis and earning some extra moonlighting money on the side. There’s no requirement for them to show up.
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