Racists Demand Punishment For African Americans Exercising First Amendment Rights

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The idea of punishment, or making someone suffer by treating them severely for a crime is, in a civilized society, the difficult responsibility and duty of the justice system. Of course, there are always certain individuals and groups who are adamant that as superior human beings, they have the ultimate authority to mete out punishment for a variety of so-called infractions of “their beliefs” that are usually borne of religion. Over the past six years it has become glaringly apparent that America is not a civilized society, and that religious fundamentalists have authority to punish women and gays, and that law enforcement is authorized to unilaterally punish African Americans at will without due process and with impunity. It is just the new standard in a nation that lacks constitutional protections from tyrannical theocrats and apartheid devotees that are a law unto themselves. More on theocratic tyranny in another article.

Although racists in law enforcement have inflicted harsh, often capital, punishment on people of color, especially the African American color, throughout the nation’s history, events over the course of the last few months have brought the issue to the nation’s and the world’s attention. No American should be deluded that when white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson executed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, he was unilaterally meting out punishment in the form of the death penalty. The St. Louis district attorney and grand jury indicted, tried, and convicted Mike Brown in absentia after Wilson executed him.

After Wilson punished Mike Brown by gunning him down from over a hundred feet while his hands were in the air, the racist St Louis and Ferguson law enforcement community exercised its “white” authority  to punish African Americans exercising their constitutional rights according to the now-defunct First Amendment.  Make no mistake, when law enforcement shot demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets, and aimed their military assault weapons at unarmed African  American demonstrators protesting the execution of an unarmed teen, they were punishing the people for exercising their constitutional rights. Now, St. Louis law enforcement has taken their lust for unilateral punishment to the national stage by demanding that the National Football League act as surrogate racist cops and punish five unarmed African American men for exercising their constitutional rights.

The St. Louis Police Officers Association (SLPOA) demanded punishment for the five men, receivers for the St. Louis Rams football team, for holding their hands up in solidarity with Ferguson and St. Louis citizens protesting the racial injustice at the hands of the St. Louis grand jury. The SLPOA demanded that the Rams and NFL issue a public apology to the St. Louis Klan-infested cops and punish the players the SLPOA business manager and Wilson supporter called “violent thugs.”

Despite the purely racist threat of a boycott of the NFL and St. Louis Rams, the league supported the players’ exercising their constitutional rights. It is something the players certainly knew they would not get away with outside of the stadium, and based on the audacity of the punishment-minded St. Louis area cops, they were lucky the cops only demanded the league and team dole out punishment in their stead. Obviously, St. Louis area cops charging on to the field with assault weapons drawn on the players would not go over well, so they designated League and team as Klan surrogates to punish the five unarmed African Americans for exercising their constitutional rights.

Since the NFL and Rams franchise supported the players’ constitutional rights, a St. Louis area sports bar decided it would take up the mantle of doling out punishment. The sports bar, Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, said it was boycotting the Rams because it was time to “stand up to thugs” and “boycott the other thugs/organizations who support them.” It is another case of white supremacists, like the Klan-infested Ferguson police, labeling African Americans “thugs” for exercising their constitutional rights and “punishing” them like racist Ferguson cops did after Mike Brown was gunned down in cold blood; with his hands in the air.

The bar stated that it was a “bone headed” decision by the Rams players to exercise their constitutional right of free expression or, dog-forbid, an opinion contrary to, and not sanctioned by, the KKK mindset apparently as rampant in Missouri as the rest of the former Confederacy. It is yet another indication that in America, African Americans are second-class citizens that must be punished for “acting” like they are entitled to the same constitutional rights as white people. The sports bar’s owner is a typical racist who loves his Blacks in sports  uniforms while “his  boys” are doing  battle for three hours every Sunday and bringing in customers to eat, drink, and watch their “heroes.” Of course, their heroes became “boneheaded thugs” the second they exercised their constitutional rights and needed to be punished; if not by St. Louis cops, and if not by the NFL and Rams organization, then by-dog it would be the racist-owner of the sports bar. Just so somebody punished those unarmed African Americans for exercising their constitutional rights.

If any American thought, for even a nano-second, that there is not an inordinately large number of white supremacists in the population who still believe African Americans are inferior and do not warrant the same constitutional protections as white people, they are blind, dumb, stupid, and likely racists themselves. This kind of blatant racism cannot continue and many Americans have had more than enough of it; obviously the five Rams heroes have had enough.

For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops or owners of a sports bar, to demand that African Americans suffer punishment for exercising their constitutional rights. It is telling how little America has changed since the abolition of slavery and although it appeared blatant racism and white supremacy subsided since the Civil Rights movement, all it took was the American people electing an African American as President to expose the deep-seated KKK mentality rampant in this sad apartheid country.

24 Replies to “Racists Demand Punishment For African Americans Exercising First Amendment Rights”

  1. They did the same thing to Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 68 Olympics for protesting.

    When you tell the truth and shame the devil the devil gets upset and say boo-hoo we wont show your games anymore. Well guess what Boss Hogg you are not the only sports bar in town and when your Sunday receipts come up short I bet you a dollar you will be changing your tune. Meanwhile people of conscious should not give that redneck one cent ever.

  2. The dipshit bar owner better hope there are enough redneck racists to fill his bar any night of the week. He’s going to find himself boycotted by any thinking human in St. Louis.

  3. My congratulations to the Ram’s players. They have nothing to apologise for. They are, IMO, heros for standing up for what they believe.

    I think it is indicative of the mindset of the SLPOA that they resort to calling these players “thugs”, just like they called Michael Brown. Apparently EVERYBODY that disagrees with the grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson is a “thug”, especially if the disagreement is done publicly.

    So, I guess this makes me a “thug” too. And I wear the designation proudly.

  4. This is a certain portion of the white population that has come to the realization that whites are slowly losing political ground to people that are not white in color. The irony here is that whites are so out numbered in the world as to be laughable. The whites that are so upset maybe looking into the future and wondering if they will be treated as badly as they treated those of other colors?

  5. I think these guys have a right to show their solidarity. I also think these guys need to STEP UP regarding the NFL and domestic abuse, which has been going on since, well forever. They are nitpicking their issues. Maybe they should look at themselves and their friends and take a stand for hundreds instead of just one.

  6. Those Rams players have my whole hearted support for their brave show of unity. I guarantee that every one of them have felt the sting of systemic racism while they were growing up, and they never forgot. My only regret is that it wasn’t EVERY player on the team, or even better on every NFL and NBA team. Let Bubba and Billy Bob call them thugs and boycott, they’ll always have NASCAR’s sympathy so it’s not like they won’t have a place to go. If all these cretins boycotted, then games would be more pleasurable to attend anyway.

  7. It is sad to see how racism and ignorance continue to rule people’s lives.

    I guess the players are seen as the slaves working the master. I was glad to seee the athletes standing up for themselves, as when they leave the stadium, they are just black men just as much risk as any other.

    Pope Paul VI said: “If you want peace, work for justice”

  8. I’m willing to bet that the very people asking for those players to be punished were completely outraged when A&E suspended Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for voicing discriminatory ideas on gays…

  9. The Rams players have every right to protest. It`s to bad a few white players did not have the guts to stand with them.

  10. add, the kkklowns are now the new endangered oppressed race! they are now the new minority that are being held back by these black/browns/others!

  11. You can be assured the other sports bars in the area will welcome the added business, lost because the thuggish owner of Time Out wanted to “send a message” that his fee-fees were hurt. Now anyone who frequents his crappy tavern will be known for their support of his racist opinions and bigoted sentiment. I give his little tantrum a three-week lifespan, before the noticeable drop in receipts forces him to back down. Guys like him love to talk tough, until it actually hurts them where it counts: the monthly bank statement.

  12. You weren’t there, so you really don’t know what happened. Do you know there were several black witnesses who testified at the grand jury that supported Wilson’s description of events? The only reason the media ever hyped the “hands up” narrative was because people, some who had not even witnessed the incident, started this version of the story. The physical evidence contradicts them.

    So you are content to champion a version of a story that has been disproven, for purely political gain. I don’t see how you are any better than the police you accuse of racism.

  13. Think so too Fred!!
    would have been a nice thing to see, having their fellow teammates with them. Doesn’t say much for any of them does it?

  14. “I don’t see how you are any better than the police you accuse of racism.”

    Well for starters, we didn’t kill anybody.

  15. At least football players are now appearing in anti-domestic violence ads during commercial breaks for the games. I saw one with Chris Carter (former Vikings WR) on Sunday that was run a couple of times.

    Also I would say that the “hands up, don’t shoot” protests are not only about one person (Mike Brown) but about the many unarmed African-Americans (and in some cases, individuals of other races as well) that have been killed by police officers in the last decade or two.

  16. I don’t care how mad the racist Police Association, the racist bar owner get, this world is not turning around and heading back to the “Jim Crow” days…it would be best if they hang-on for “the ride of fairness”, but, if they don’t, they must jump off, because, our world will keep on spinning into the future…

  17. Tom I don’t think that the issues is if he had his hands up. the fact that the cop shot 12 times is whats upsetting. what happened to cops shooting take a suspect down like in the leg. now all shots are body mass or head shots. simply put they shoot to kill.

  18. You don’t have a constitutional right to say whatever you want while you’re representing your employer without punishment. I thought someone with a job would understand that.

  19. Black Police Association in St. Louis take bold stand to support the Rams football players

    St. Louis is more racially segregated than many of us ever truly understood. Even the police officers in the city have separate organizations advocating on behalf of white and black interests.
    When the Jeff Roorda and the predominantly white St. Louis Police Officers Association came out with a statement to blast the pre-game “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture done by five players from the St. Louis Rams and declared that they should be fined, suspended, and offer an apology, it was wrongly assumed by many that Roorda spoke for all of the police in St. Louis. He didn’t.

    The black police officer’s association in St. Louis issued a bold statement declaring their complete support for the players.
    Read More
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/03/1349063/-Black-Police-Association-in-St-Louis-take-bold-stand-to-support-the-Rams-football-players

  20. My sentiments exactly! Great post!

    These people are poisoning this country with their hate, racism and prejudice and it’s long overdue that this stop. E.g., as an example, watch how the TGOP in Congress…is treating President Obama which is no different!

    I typed a sign and put it in the rear window of my car — “Hands up. Don’t shoot.” I will type another sign to replace this one today so it reads:
    “Hands up. Don’t shoot.”
    “I can’t breathe.”

    IMHO, if the officers would be indicted and held accountable for their crime of taking a human life, our country would be “moving ahead” in combating the racism that is so prevalent. And, if the SCOTUS would do its job rightly, this could happen much sooner.

    God has no grandchildren. We are all God’s children — brothers and sisters.

    Blessings…and thanks.

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