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Officers who knelt with activist over police brutality while in uniform to be reprimanded

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A Chicago activist who apparently asked two “men of color” to kneel with her on social media may have inadvertently earned the police officers reprimands, officials said Monday.

Aleta Clark, who goes by the name “englewoodbarbie,” on Instagram wrote on Sunday: That Moment when you walk into the police station and ask the Men of Color are they Against Police Brutality and Racism & they say Yes… then you ask them if they support Colin Kapernick… and they also say yes… then you ask them to Kneel.!”

The photo had more than 1,700 likes as of Monday night — mostly comments of support, although some users wrote things such as “Trump gonna get dem fired,” a reference to President Donald Trump saying at a campaign rally in Alabama that owners should fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem as a means of protest. Trump also used a tweet to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to demand he “Tell them to stand!”

About 200 NFL players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during the national anthem Sunday. The protests started more than a year ago when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the anthem as a protest of police treatment of minorities.

Anthony Guglielmi, spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, said the department was not identifying the officers. In an email response to the Tribune’s questions about Clark’s post, Guglielmi said, “we are aware of the photo and we will address it in the same way we have handled previous incidents in which officers have made political statements while in uniform, with a reprimand and a reminder of department policies.”

The Police Department’s rules of conduct prohibit political activity on duty.

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  1. knutekniche@aol.comHello. As a freedom loving American citizen, I firmly believe Colin Kaepernick, as well as all my American and foreign born neighbors have the inalienable right to peacefully express their thoughts, opinions and pain regarding their beliefs that our black or African American neighbors are being denied equal rights, opportunity, fair treatment and the respect all reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.

    I hope Colin, as well as my American and foreign born neighbors respect my right to peacefully and HONESTLY express my firm, unwavering belief that significant numbers of black or African American newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, are being denied their right to experience a SAFE, fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood all Americans have a right, as well as an ABSOLUTE NEED to experience during a critical period of human/childhood development.

    I hope Colin, as well as my American and foreign born neighbors respect my right to peacefully and HONESTLY express my concerns about an abundance of MUCH IGNORED credible evidence clearly demonstrating a significant population of black or African American teen and adult moms are experiencing some type of emotional or mental illness, in that apparently they are unable to embrace a mom’s natural maternal instinct to protect their child or children from harm, as well as failing to embrace a mom’s maternal instinct to place her child’s physical and emotional well being ABOVE ALL ELSE.

    I am referring to a specific population of SELFISH, immature, apathetic, emotionally or mentally ill black or African American teen and adult moms who many of Mr. Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama and Mrs. Michelle “Girl Power” Obama White House guests and American urban story-TRUTH-teller friends HATEFULLY describe in their music art as less than human *itches and *hores or “hoes” unworthy of basic human respect.

    I am hopeful one day soon Colin Kaepernick will join me, as well as a growing number of our reasonably responsible, caring, concerned American and foreign born neighbors addressing and sharing evidence of America’s MUCH IGNORED, oppressive, potentially life scarring African American *PARENTAL CHILD CARE* HEALTH CRISIS that a growing number of responsible Americans believe is impeding our American neighbors of African descent from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.
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    Peace.
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