Last month, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick turned on America when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Since then, Kaepernick’s protest has spread throughout the NFL like wildfire as other players have started taking a knee during the national anthem. Unfortunately for them, however, these protests are now coming back to bite them in a big way.
Recent protests and movements against racial injustice in the United States often struggle with a couple of things –namely facts and logic.
Bearing Arms broke down Marshall’s “story” piece by piece.
First, Marshall spoke of an ominous situation at a restaurant in Miami where he claimed shots rang out, but officers told patrons it was “just fireworks.”
Problem: Where are the dates? Which restaurant? Who were you with? The story started with so many holes, the media should have picked up on them.
Marshall went on to claim that a woman in street clothes yelled at his group to go one way and they decided to go the other. She then yelled to officers: “Stop him! Get him!”
“When I turned around, about five officers rushed toward me to take me down. They tried to take me down up top, then they tried to grab my legs. One of the cops pointed a Taser at my chest. They handcuffed me and I heard one say, ‘Take him in for resisting,’” Marshall claimed.
Problem: Police officers are require to follow TTP’s, or tactics, techniques and procedures. It’s highly unlikely that five officers just randomly tackled Marshall in a crowded restaurant like this, just because.
Even better, five officers weren’t able to subdue the mighty linebacker? Sure, let’s go with that …
Marshall continued his epic tale, “I was in the back of the police car headed to the station when one of the officers radioes (sic) in and said, “Bring him back.” They told me, ‘Look, we’re not going to take you in as long as you keep this between us.’”
Problem: There was no paper trail, no evidence of this happening at all really. A Denver Broncos linebacker gets tackled in a restaurant and hauled into the back of a police car but no one hears about it?
Marshall had to explain why, of course, there was no paper trail, since he can’t explain the lack of media attention, so he concocted a conspiracy theory.
As Bearing Arms noted, if Marshall had this interaction with officers, there would be a record of it from the time of his arrest, but no law enforcement agency in Miami had any record of an encounter with Marshall in the summer of 2016, when Marshall claimed the alleged incident occurred.
But hey, why let facts get in the way of a story that bolsters your false narrative about “systemic racial injustice” that demonizes police officers and spreads a culture of hate, racial divisiveness and violence — all so you can be a special snowflake.
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