Off-duty Minneapolis cops walked off the job at a Minnesota Lynx WNBA game after four players wore Black Lives Matter warmup t-shirts on Saturday.
The Lynx players, Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, and Seimone Augustus, held a press conference prior to the game to lend their support to the pro black activist movement.
The ladies wore custom t-shirts that read: "Change Starts With Us: Justice & Accountability” on the front, and the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on the back, and the words "Black Lives Matter".
Sterling and Castile were killed by cowardly officers in Louisiana and Minnesota last week.
The shirts also honored the 5 slain Dallas Police officers who were shot and killed by a deranged 25-year-old army reservist in retaliation for the shooting deaths.
Four off-duty officers who were working the Lynx vs Dallas Wings WNBA game walked off the job at the Target Center on Saturday. They also took their names off a list to work future games.
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the police union, praised the officers for quitting. “I commend them for it,” he said.
Kroll threw a jab at the team when a reporter asked if "only" four cops walked off the job.
“They only have four officers working the event because the Lynx have such a pathetic draw," he said.
The Target Center also hires private security for the Lynx games. The Lynx defeated the Wings 93-56.
Thanks to loyal reader Lovezoe for the tip.
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