Cops Abandon Post After Athletes Honor Victims

Minnesota cops were offended by basketball players honoring victims of police shootings. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Lynx captains Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen held a news conference before Saturday’s game against Dallas in a show of support for the victims and families of the high-profile shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas in the last week.

The four players took seats on the dais in the Target Center media room wearing T-shirts that read “Change Starts With Us, Justice and Accountability” on the front and the names of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, the logo for the Dallas Police Department and Black Lives Matter on back. The team wore the T-shirts during pregame warmups.

Brunson and Moore read prepared statements, while Whalen and Augustus flanked the duo but did not speak. They did not take questions from the media.

“I’ve got four captains that understand what we do is more than sports,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve told team radio voice John Focke on the team pregame show. “They understand they have a voice, have a platform, which they feel very fortunate to have.”

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