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Sun Oct 2, 2016, 05:53 AM

Deputies refuse security detail after high school students take a knee during anthem

Weeks after San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick began to protest racial inequality by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games, the practice has spread to prep sports. And that's got some adults mighty angry.

Some sheriff's deputies in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have begun saying won't volunteer for patrol duty at Bonnabel High School football games after the team's players kneeled during the anthem in late September.

"The same way Bonnabel players have every right to kneel during the national anthem, my officers have every right not to volunteer to work the Bonnabel high school football game," Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand told the local Fox affiliate.

Normand told the station that just as deputies won't volunteer to patrol during concerts or other events where they don't particularly like the artist or message, they're free to abstain from high school games when student-athletes exercise their First Amendment rights.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2016/10/deputies_refuse_security_detail_to_kids_who_knelt_during_anthem.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2016, 05:58 AM

1. This country won't heal in my lifetime.

Thanks to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and FOX, its no longer possible to have a dialogue.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2016, 06:02 AM

2. Perhaps it would be possible to get by without the presence of

the deputies. Perhaps they really are not needed.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 2, 2016, 06:20 AM

3. In about 99% of the cases I agree with you.

Attending football games for LEOs is generally down time when they could be performing other tasks such as patrolling or responding to other crimes.

However, there are the occasional incidents that occur at football games. About 20 years ago there was an incident that involved my high school team at the state quarterfinal game where the fans rushed onto the field and the coaches started fighting after the coach from the opposing team insulted the wife of the coach from my high school. Both schools were put on probation afterwards.

Throw the occasional belligerent drunk into the mix and I can see why some presence by LEOs is needed.

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