Police Walk Off Job After WNBA Players Wear Black Lives Matter T-Shirts at Game

Off duty police officers walked of the job on Saturday after the Minnesota Lynx WNBA players showed up wearing Black Lives Matter T-Shirts.

This came after five police officers were shot dead in Dallas on Thursday at a Black Lives Matter protest.
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McClatchy DC reported:

A police union official says four off-duty Minneapolis officers working a WNBA game walked off the job at the city’s Target Center arena Saturday after Minnesota Lynx players wore pregame warm-up jerseys supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

The shirts listed the names of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, both fatally shot by police officers last week. Castile was killed by a police officer in suburban St. Paul during a traffic stop. The shirt also showed the Dallas police shield above the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”

Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll tells the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (http://strib.mn/29zD4qo ) he commends the officers. He says they took their names off a list of officers to work future games.

Swin Cash, a New York Liberty team member, made an impassioned plea this weekend in support of the violent Black Lives Matter movement.

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