Despite what the media has been forcing down our throats for the past year, Colin Kaepernick should not be held up as voice of social consciousness. The out-of-work quarterback has admitted that he’s never voted in his life, he wore a Fidel Castro T-shirt when the 49ers were in Miami of all places, and he wore socks that depicted police officers as pigs.
Now come reports that the Colin Kaepernick Foundation made a $25,000 donation in April to a group called Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago-based “direct action” resistance organization that honors Assata Shakur, a convicted cop killer who escaped from prison and is believed to be still living in exile in Cuba (via Washington Times). Shakur was found guilty in 1977 for murdering police officer Werner Foerster in ‘73.
According to the Washington Times, $2,500 of Kaepernick’s money went to a program called CopWatch, which trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 goes to an initiative to “develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata.”
Kaepernick also retweeted happy birthday message to Shakur on July 16.
The FBI has Shakur on its Most Wanted Terrorist list and is offering $1 million for information leading to her arrest, via the Daily Mail.
She was a member of the Black Panthers and the even more militant Black Liberation Army, and she was already wanted on multiple charges when she killed Foerster when he pulled her over for a broken taillight.
Do a Google search for ‘assata shakur colin kaepernick’ and you’ll find only the most conservative publications covering this story. Sporting News, a major national sports website, evidently pulled the story, as the link that appears on Google is now dead.
Why is the mainstream media burying this story? Because it doesn’t fit the Kaepernick narrative it’s been pushing.
The movement of NFL players protesting during the national anthem was started by a misguided individual, which makes the movement itself misguided.
Also, while the MSM whines and cries foul that Kaepernick is still not on an NFL roster, perhaps stories like this are one reason why. We mean, would you hire a guy who supports a terrorist? We sure wouldn’t.