[Ed. – Police, and especially police in New York, have had a rough time of it. As a result, this blog has worked to expose injustices against New York’s Finest and is loath to write something negative about these brave men and women. We will therefore withhold criticism of this demonstration.]
Dozens of current and former New York City police officers, including famed corruption whistleblower Frank Serpico, turned out Saturday at a rally in support of getting free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League.
The former San Francisco 49ers player became a controversial figure last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem in what he called a protest against oppression of people of color.
He opted out of his contract in March and became a free agent, but so far, no NFL teams have signed him for the upcoming season, which kicks off in three weeks.
The gathering in Brooklyn featured about 75 mostly minority officers wearing black T-shirts reading #imwithkap.
One exception was retired officer Frank Serpico, whose exploits were featured in the 1973 film, Serpico.
He admitted not being a football fan, but said he felt it was important to support Kaepernick for his stance.