Colin Kaepernick faced mockery and criticism on social media after he announced a new book of essays he personally edited calling for the end to policing and prisons.
…& features the work of over 30 contributors plus a reader’s guide, infographics, & cover art by Emory Douglas.
I’m proud to have edited this collection & hope it adds to the chorus of voices calling for a world without & beyond policing & prisons. #AbolitionForThePeople
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 11, 2021
Here is some of the criticism of Kaepernick’s new publication announcement.
Let’s imagine back in your football days playing the game with no refs. Would you feel more safe or less safe as the quarterback?
In the game of life, cops are the refs, they aren’t perfect, sometime they screw up badly, but the game doesn’t work without them.
— Frontsight (@frontsight81) May 11, 2021
you ever seen the movie the Purge…..thats what you are asking for.
— James fertitta (@Jamesfertitta) May 11, 2021
You should spend a few months living in the places you want to remove police from.
— Perspicuous (@chaos_sonata) May 11, 2021
Close the prisons? Tell whoever runnin yo shit to take a step back
— *^~Gunnababy606~^* (@TimeToShine190) May 11, 2021
Any examples of where these policies have worked?
— Alexander Ross 🏁⚔️ (@MegaTechCorp82) May 11, 2021
So just let everyone run free with no consequences
— Duncan Buffin (@DunkBluff17) May 11, 2021