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Opinion: Wrong on Kaepernick protest

Wed Jan 11 04:00:05 EST 2017 | Burlington Free Press
Vermont state Sen. Joe Benning is completely off the mark – and out of line – in criticizing San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, stating that “...our country does not condone police racial profiling.” Really? I mean, really? Then why are our prisons filled with young black men who are nonviolent offenders? Benning seems to think such protest creates polarization. This is exactly the charge leveled at Dr. King during his peaceful protests in the 1960s. Benning has no right to tell anyone..

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Opinion: Wrong on Kaepernick protest
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