Durin’ the preseason Michael Bennett decided to join the Colin Kaepernick protest by kneelin’ durin’ the national anthem and boyz went NUTS! The week before, Marshawn Lynch sat down on a boy and ate his banana tellin’ the media that he has always done that. I wrote the Hot Joint entitled “Sittin'” tellin’ boyz that Michael Bennett and Beast Mode were the perfect cats to participate in the protest because they were the kings of “I don’t care what a boy thinks about me or what I do!”
Now the reason, for all of you cats that got so caught up in a boy kneelin’, that Kaepernick was protestin’ in the first place was to speak out against racial and social injustice. It seems that everybody that’s upset about them kneelin’ hasn’t opened the United States Constitution nor have they opened the First Amendment and read a lick of it.
Well playas…how ironic is it that Michael Bennett would become a victim of the very thing that he decided to protest against two weeks ago. The dun was in Las Vegas for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight and as he was leavin’ the joint early the next mornin’. The police decided to single him out after hearin’ what they thought were gun shots in a crowded area.
Accordin’ to ole boy, police officers pointed guns at him “for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.” He wrote on his Twitter account that one cop pointed the gun at him and told him that he would blow his “f—— head off” if he moved while another officer jammed his knee into Bennett’s back as they handcuffed him.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Unless you’ve been through an ordeal like that or know someone that has personally been through it you have no idea how terrifying’ it is. This isn’t news playboy this is real life for black folks dealin’ with some cops in America. That could have been anyone of us bruh! As a matter of fact, it’s been me before.
I’ve had police officers pull me over for drivin’ while black in a luxury vehicle and the first command as I stopped the car was to “get out with your hands up.” When I got out of the ride guns were drawn and pointed directly at my head. Not because I’d done anything wrong but because I was the wrong color in the wrong car in the wrong neighborhood. The next question was “Who’s car is this?” After the registration checked out I was free to go but I could have been killed if I’d moved the wrong way in the officer’s eyes like so many of my fallen brothers that were unarmed as well.
So to tell Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett or anyone else that they don’t have a right to protest this behavior is asinine because makin’ the slightest move could have cost Michael Bennett his life. And please don’t tell me that you don’t have a problem with them protestin’, just don’t do it at the game. If it’s okay for J.J. Watt to use his platform to raise more than $20 million for hurricane relief for the city of Houston. Then it should be just as okay for cats like Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick to use their platform to protest against racial and social injustice in America.
If the platform is their celebrity from playin’ in the NFL then why shouldn’t they be able to use it when everybody’s watchin’. They didn’t stop the dun from singin’ the national anthem. Folks are actin’ like they ran up on the cat singin’ the joint and took the mic out of his or her hands. They didn’t cut the music off or stop others from standin’ up durin’ the two and a half minutes it was playin’. They simply followed the words of the First Amendment and peaceably protested.
To protest anywhere else would be pointless because no one would see it and therefore, it wouldn’t be a protest at all.
I can GUARANTEE that after this incident Michael Bennett will be in full effect on both knees because of his personal experience with a near death situation because he was simply bein’ black in America. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) Ole boy: noun – whoever I’m currently talkin’ about.
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!