“What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event, according to the New York Daily News.
“And that’s the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here today because of the way he’s being railroaded for speaking the obvious truth.”
Kaepernick, 29, finds himself without an NFL job so far this year after he began kneeling during the National Anthem before games last season.
Supporters insist the quarterback was blackballed over his politics.
Dozens of NYPD officers joined Raymond in wearing black shirts with the logo “#WeStandWithKap.” City Council member Jumaane Williams opted for a red Kaepernick jersey.
Near the end of the rally, all involved raised their fists and took a synchronized knee in support of the one-time San Francisco starter.
Veteran quarterback Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers, even after announcing he would stand for the anthem this year.
Meanwhile, Right Wing Tribune reported that The NAACP Has Increased Its Efforts On Trying To Secure Colin Kaepernick A Job In The League By Calling For A Boycott Of The NFL.
“There will be no football in the state of Georgia if Colin Kaepernick is not on a training camp roster and given an opportunity to pursue his career,” said Gerald Griggs from Atlanta NAACP. “This is not a simple request. This is a statement. This is a demand.and if Mr. Kaepernick is not allowed to pursue his career, then on September the 17th, at 5:00, we are going to have the world’s largest tailgate, and that tailgate will not go into Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We will take a knee, and we will continue to take a knee on the NFL until they act with one voice.”