Sports Pissed off cops walk out on woman's basketball game

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  1. DDragon

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    http://espn.go.com/wnba/story/_/id/...rity-posts-minnesota-lynx-game-protest-shirts

    When members of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx wore T-shirts seeking change following the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, who were both fatally shot by police officers recently, they weren't the only group taking action Saturday.

    Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers who were working security for Saturday's Lynx game elected to leave their job at Target Center over the players' stance.

    "I commend them for it," Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    While Kroll did not know the identities of the four officers, he said they may not be the last to take such a stand.
    "Others said they heard about it and they were not going to work Lynx games," Kroll said.

    The four cops who left have taken their names off a list of officers who may work future games.

    The black warmup shirts worn said "Change Starts With Us -- Justice and Accountability" on the front. (Accountability is a Lynx team mantra.)

    The back of the shirt featured the names of Castile and Sterling, the Dallas Police Department shield and, at the bottom, "Black Lives Matter." Castile was killed by a suburban St. Paul police officer during a traffic stop.

    "If we take this time to see that this is a human issue and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change," the Lynx's Maya Moore said prior to Saturday's game. "Tonight we will be wearing shirts to honor and mourn the losses of precious American citizens and to plead for change in all of us."

    Moore also spoke about the Dallas shooting, in which five police officers were killed, during the nearly five-minute news conference. She praised that city's effort on leading the way in "deescalation training and other efforts that led to a noticeable drop in the number of shootings by officers in the last few years."

    When asked by the Star Tribune if other officers will replace those who quit, Kroll said, "If [the players] are going to keep their stance, all officers may refuse to work there."

    The Lynx's next home game is Friday against the New York Liberty.
     
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    good for the poelice, fuck them HOs!

    i can't wait until a group of brothers do the black power salute from the olympics podiums!
     
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    fair enough
    they aren't on duty

    it's odd the people running this team let these shirts be worn
    these things always go ugly--you running a business and ugly isn't what you want
     
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    So if the police walked out of the WNBA game then who was left in the arena?
     
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    Can we just lock this thread down now? Nobody is topping that... #respect
     
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    At least the girls from Tennessee look cute.
     
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    Lesbians.
     
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    .....and not the good kind.
     
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    Nappy-headed hoes...

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    I pretty much consider myself at war...no shit will be taking any longer
     
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    Why is it that as soon as someone dies the first thing those folks do is run out and get a shirt made?
    As soon as a gang member is killed, the body's still warm and all his relatives are wearing an RIP shirt with his picture on it.
     
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    Oh look, it's Wimbledon, something Euro trash is familiar with.
     
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    You know, I don't think Serena was really trying to represent the crips or whatever when she did that dance. She had just won Wimbledon (I think) and it was spontaneous. I think the Crip dance has transcended the crips anway. Having said that, I have seen her make gang signs, which I really don't approve of. She's playing in an almost all -white profession and she's trying to keep her cred. I don't really think she's a racist. I really don't think Beyonce is a racist either but she may be an idiot. I guarantee that this was not her idea, which doesn't excuse it, but I've really not seen her do anything that makes her seem racist. Everybody needs to stop being so hateful.
    Now, as for Serena twerking in the Beyonce video :gross:
     
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    waaaaah I'm leaving don't let the door hit u on your way out :ronnie:
     
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    Totally different. Beyonce is an idiot, but doesn't play for any team and I am sure as shit not here to censor how someone dances. This isn't Footloose.

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    A few lesbians who won free tix?
     
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