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NFL players kneeling not solution to black gun deaths
letter to editor

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

I always enjoy your comments, in response to the flag protests and the reason, I think Kaepernick and most of the NFL players are in denial, they say they are doing this for “racial injustice” when they seem to have no idea what the real problems are.

It’s not the police entirely. Take for instance Chicago: On May 23, 84 people shot in seven days, June 18, 21 shot and 2 killed, August 18, 23 shot and 1 dead, and most recently 66 shot and 12 dead. In 2017 alone there were 650 killed, in 2017 they had 2,785 shooting incidents with 3,457 victims, so far this year the shootings are 1,876 and counting and not one of these people were shot by police, these were black on black shootings, no protests, no black lives matter, no Colin Kaepernick.

All we get are overpaid athletes who think they have all the answers when in reality they have no clue.

Kneeling is not a solution. If the players and especially Kaepernick want to exact change in society then they should open their eyes.

Larry Tribuzio