In a screed published on his Medium page titled, “The Demand for Abolition,” unemployable former NFL player and national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick called for abolishing America’s police departments, which he claims are rooted in “white supremacy.”
American police forces have “roots in white supremacy and anti-blackness,” he blathered. He added the utterly absurd, false claim that the “central intent” of law enforcement is to “surveil, terrorize, capture, and kill marginalized populations, specifically Black folks.”
“Abolition is the only way to secure a future beyond anti-Black institutions of social control, violence, and premature death. Abolition is the only way to secure a future beyond anti-Black institutions of social control, violence, and premature death,” Kaepernick wrote. He also suggested that all the money now going to law enforcement should be redirected to communities “to address mental health needs, homelessness and houselessness, access to education, and job creation as well as community-based methods of accountability.”
What the people need is the abolition of Kaepernick’s unhinged brand of divisive, race-mongering agitation.