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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:15 PM

Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas, puts Nike t-shirts on people they arrest for mugshots

The news article ran in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette yesterday.

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Hey @Popehat , is this the State compelling speech or just scummy behavior?



The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots.

Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting



Well they are definitely admitting wrong doing because they just wiped the site of all the pictures.



Activist says Arkansas sheriff's office forced inmates to wear Nike shirts in mug shots

by Clara Turnage | October 10, 2018 at 9:45 p.m.

An activist on social media alleged Wednesday that a sheriff’s office in south Arkansas was forcing inmates to wear a Nike shirt in mug shots to mock the company’s recent deal with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. ... Activist and columnist Shaun King posted a photo of 12 inmates wearing Nike shirts on Twitter and Facebook late Wednesday and said that Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts was “putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mug shots. Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting.”
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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reached out to the Roberts on Wednesday evening but was unable to speak with him. Calls to the sheriff’s office were directed to a voicemail for the the public relations officer, Chief Deputy Charles Phillips, who was also unavailable Wednesday night. ... About 9 p.m. Wednesday, less than an hour after King posted the allegation to social media, the Union County sheriff’s office removed all photos of inmates from the jail’s online roster.

Before the photos were taken down, at least 11 of the 182 inmates were shown wearing a large, black T-shirt with NIKE ATHLETICS in boldface font above Nike’s signature check mark.

Though King’s post features two Nike shirts — the aforementioned T-shirt and a black polo shirt with a small white Nike swoosh in the upper right-hand corner — the second shirt could be seen in mug shots as far back as July, before the Sept. 3 announcement of the Nike-Kaepernick deal.
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By KATE GIBSON MONEYWATCH October 11, 2018, 12:46 PM

Activist claims Arkansas sheriff's office is dressing inmates in Nike shirts for their mug shots

Last Updated Oct 11, 2018 1:51 PM EDT
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Less than an hour after King, who is also a columnist for The Intercept, posted his allegation and photos on Twitter Wednesday night, the Union County sheriff's office had scrubbed the jail's online roster of all inmate photos, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. As of Thursday, no mug shots were visible on the site.

In a statement sent to CBS MoneyWatch, Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts said that clothing is provided to people who came to jail without "proper attire during the booking process." The intent was not to "demean or disparage" anyone accused of a crime, said the sheriff, who added that he wanted to apologize to anyone offended by the Nike shirts.

"We are not, and will not, be influenced by current political and social debates in the media," Roberts said in the statement. "This shirt is not only in use now, but has also been for several months prior. We have taken steps to rectify this issue and insure that this will never happen again."


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mahatmakanejeeves Oct 11 OP
Iliyah Oct 11 #1
LiberalArkie Oct 11 #6
Fresh_Start Oct 11 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 11 #3
Fresh_Start Oct 11 #7
redstatebluegirl Oct 11 #4
magicarpet Oct 11 #5
ROB-ROX Oct 11 #8
backtoblue Oct 11 #9

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:18 PM

1. Nike is still making money.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:28 PM

6. I very much that Nike made nothing on those shirts.

Knockoffs more that likely. I would imagine Nikes lawyer has already been in touch with them.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:18 PM

2. I sincerely hope Nike has just cause of a lawsuit and bankrupts that county nt

nt

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:20 PM

3. It's not Nike that has standing. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:51 PM

7. why couldn't nike bring a defamation claim?

it was published
nike was identifiable
it harmed nike's business reputation.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:22 PM

4. Once Trumper is gone we are going to have lots of work to do to repair this country.

Pushing these nuts back under their rocks is one place to start. I still think we should have let them form their own racist union. Within a few years they would have been begging to come back.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:23 PM

5. Nazi thinks like Nazi does.

What is next on his Fascist agenda,... pink underwear for the inmates ?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:00 PM

8. CRAZY DINGUS ADMITS TO BEING WRONG FOR SEVERAL MONTHS

Only when the wrong is made public does the crazy dingus admit he is CRAZY wrong. What kind of person would vote for this CRAZY idiot. I guess drones who voted for him do not care because they focus on breathing or something SIMPLE.......like eating...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 04:37 PM

9. Thank you Shaun King for your activism!

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