1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association are pissed

Discussion in 'Out of Bounds' started by Finatik, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    1,377
    1,335
    113
    May 2, 2014
    SO Cal
    Four Dolphins players opted not to stand for the national anthem. One local law-enforcement union has spoken out, loudly, on the topic. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has called for the suspension of escorts and other protective services for the Dolphins. The move comes in direct response to the decision of four players to kneel during the national anthem prior to last Sunday’s season-opening game at Seattle.

    “I can not [sic] fathom why the Miami Dolphin organization and the NFL would allow the blatant disrespect of the American Flag and what it stands for during the national anthem,” wrote union president Jeff Bell. “It is a privilege to play in the NFL, not a given constitutional right. The Miami Dolphin players, staff and family members enjoy full police escorts from the Broward Sheriff’s Office on a regular basis. These escorts often involve putting the men and women of law enforcement agencies at risk as they block intersections during peak traffic times in order to expedite the travel time between facilities.”


    The bulk of the letter makes it clear that the complaints from the union trace not to kneeling for the anthem but to the primary reason for the kneeling: Concerns about police brutality against African-Americans and people of color.
    “We have buried coworkers who have unnecessarily lost their lives protecting the lives of individuals,” Bell writes. “Some law enforcement officers even lost their lives while protecting the lives of the very same individuals who were protesting against law enforcement. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association Local 6020 is seeking the immediate termination of all Miami Dolphin escorts until such time [as] the Miami Dolphins and the National Football League set forth a policy that will not tolerate the disrespect of the American Flag and National Anthem during any sanctioned games or events.”


    Bell wants the Dolphins to mandate that the players stand for the anthem. But with no league rule requiring it and no term of the labor deal between the NFL and NFL Players Association permitting players to be disciplined for failing to stand, there’s nothing the Dolphins can do.


    Meanwhile, it continues to be confounding that a clear and obvious middle ground between those who oppose police misconduct and those who oppose misconduct against police can’t be recognized and accepted. Any sane and reasonable person should oppose both, but in this red state/blue state, I’m-right-your-a-idiot reality of American discourse, even the most easily harmonized positions must be forced into polar opposites, with the concerns framed not as pro-common-sense and pro-justice-for-all but pro-police and anti-police, with no gray area between the extremes.

    Me - good for them. If they want to crap on the police then they should try living without them for awhile.
     
    OkiePhin and KeyFin like this.
  2. PhinishLine

    PhinishLine Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    4,174
    2,580
    113
    Dec 3, 2007
    Maryland
    All I saw was "Broward County Sheriff's office" in the thread/post preview portion. I just knew this was going to be bad bad bad news.
     
  3. Samphin

    Samphin Κακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχει

    Lol.
     
  4. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy Club Member

    Get this s*** out of here.
     
  5. #1 fan

    #1 fan Well-Known Member

    2,162
    556
    113
    Dec 20, 2007
    miami
    The players should somehow find a way to not let Broward cops watch football. That'll show em back.
     
    LITP, MikeHoncho and Pandarilla like this.
  6. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    Fair is fair.
     
  7. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

    14,380
    5,028
    113
    Sep 10, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm pretty sure Ross could hire some much better private mercenaries to protect the team. They're like only 20 million used around the world protecting businesses.

    I can't believe that stupid protest got their panties in a bunch...Bloody fascist crybabies.

    Meanwhile, even the freakin' Aztecs, and I didn't even realize they were still around, joined a slew of other indigenous people to stop the prophecy of the "black snake" (oil pipeline). I am not ****ting you, there is an actual Indian prophecy that foretells of this. They aren't covering any of it in mainstream, but the crowds of protestors make it look like Woodstock. I even have a friend making the trip. Trippy is all I'm saying.
     
    LITP, firedan and smahtaz like this.
  8. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy Club Member

    If a police officer is opposed to civil rights, they need to find another line of work. End of story.
     
    jboogie, LITP, Silverphin and 3 others like this.
  9. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

    71,732
    42,346
    113
    Nov 27, 2007
    And they wonder why there's protests.
     
  10. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    10,254
    7,147
    113
    May 7, 2008
    New Orleans
    Total whiners. So sensitive. I guess they are all delicate snowflakes who can't handle a little criticism.
     
  11. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

    9,740
    8,574
    113
    Sep 28, 2015
    Idiots like this department make the protesters seem vindicated for protesting something that is mythical. Now if they were protesting police brutality vs the public in general? That would be a valid cause.

    Even still, anyone should be able to protest...even idiots with a flawed agenda.
     
    DolphinGreg likes this.
  12. gilv13

    gilv13 Well-Known Member

    2,526
    1,295
    113
    Aug 23, 2009
    lol.
     
  13. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

    77,618
    145,732
    113
    Dec 1, 2007
    So much irony since these are the guys who tend to cheer loudest at calls for how wussified we are because of "PC culture".
     
  14. 305

    305 Ryan F'n Tannehill Club Member

    7,606
    3,821
    113
    Dec 7, 2007
    Go away.. 'batin.
    Theyve done a good job of that for the past decade
     
  15. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    Cops are just offering their own "protest" of sorts. I suppose they don't appreciate being called racists. Very few people do.
     
    OkiePhin likes this.
  16. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    4,657
    3,206
    113
    Dec 9, 2012
    Nobody is protesting good cops, I don't know why they can't parse through that. The fifth paragraph of the OP is mint, even though it's editorializing.
     
  17. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

    77,618
    145,732
    113
    Dec 1, 2007
    That is not a protest. That is a strike. Except it is more insidious than a strike because they are pretending to still be on the job. It is the protect and serve wing of law enforcement deciding not to protect and serve people of their choosing based on political beliefs.

    That does NOT qualify as a protest.
     
  18. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

    9,740
    8,574
    113
    Sep 28, 2015
    One stupid protest deserves another I suppose. Round and round we go.....
     
  19. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    Well, if they are doing this on official time, then I agree, it is deplorable. My understanding was that these cops are doing it for extra pay off duty.
     
  20. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

    3,515
    1,174
    113
    Feb 1, 2012
    Didn't those four guys say that they're going to stand from now on?
     
  21. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

    3,515
    1,174
    113
    Feb 1, 2012
    Exactly. It has nothing to do with the protect and serve oath. These are side jobs for private contractors.
     
  22. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    No. Thomas said he would. Stills hadn't made up his mind. Foster's going to KFTC. I think Jelani said he was going to stand.

    BTW, getting little attention, Grant said he could never do it because it seemed disrespectful to his family in the military, and the focus on a few cops should be put on all the killings in inner cities.
     
  23. McLovin

    McLovin Resident Pats fan.

    9,984
    5,445
    113
    May 7, 2008
    North Cacalaka
    i don't recall you or I getting an escort through Miami because we needed to be at work.

    if anyone of your players homes were being robbed and they were done protesting law enforcement long enough to call law enforcement to come help them, law enforcement would show up.
     
  24. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

    3,515
    1,174
    113
    Feb 1, 2012
    Stills should stand. I know most people on here will disagree with this but I thought it was a big mistake to do what those guys did last week on 9/11. That's going to haunt them for a while.
     
  25. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

    71,732
    42,346
    113
    Nov 27, 2007
    The problem is they want the league and/or the organization to make it against the rules to exercise freedom of speech.

    The police union is being antiAmerican because their little ***** feelings are hurt.
     
    MikeHoncho and LITP like this.
  26. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

    3,515
    1,174
    113
    Feb 1, 2012
    They want the Big Eared One to put an end to it.
     
    LITP and smahtaz like this.
  27. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    There's no freedom of speech issue unless you find government action involved.

    Frankly, I really wouldn't want a person to stand for the National Anthem only because he was compelled by his boss, though. They've made their feelings known - can't unring a bell.
     
    MikeHoncho and LITP like this.
  28. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

    25,841
    11,492
    113
    Nov 26, 2007
    Concord, MA
    Geez. Is it just me, or does this country get more galvanized every single day? Get tired of watching stupid people on the news every day - from the politicians all the way down to football players and cops.
     
  29. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy Club Member

    :sidelol:
     
  30. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

    3,515
    1,174
    113
    Feb 1, 2012
    Amen. I watch football to get away from all this bull****.
     
  31. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

    5,661
    7,408
    113
    Nov 1, 2009
    If a police officer is protecting players on a daily basis and gets protested on national TV for police brutality, then they certainly have a right to be pissed off. But then again, it said more than that....it said Metro-Dade police have died protecting NFL players.
     
  32. OkiePhin

    OkiePhin Well-Known Member

    3,203
    839
    113
    Dec 27, 2011
    Oklahoma
    It's off duty side job work. Good for them. Anyone protesting during the national anthem is shameful to themselves, their teammates, the organization and us fans. Protest *insert your cause here* some other time rather than when we should ALL come together to honor our country.

    It's not about their rights. No one is saying throw them in jail or have the government punish them. What we are saying is what they are doing is disrespectful. There is a place and time for everything. It's like them protesting at one of your family members funeral. Can they? Yes. Should they? Nope.. Show some class.. It's on the same level as Westboro Baptist Church protesting at a service members funeral.
     
  33. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    Yeah, I wondered about that part. What player(s) were they talking about and what happened?
     
  34. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy Club Member

    There you go again. Nothing in that statement referred to police dying protecting NFL players. But it certainly was anti-1st Amendment all the way.
     
    LITP likes this.
  35. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

    71,732
    42,346
    113
    Nov 27, 2007
    The police union wants the NFL/Dolphin organization to make it against the rules, meaning they think protesters should be punished if they do it.

    That's antiAmerican.
     
  36. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

    53,415
    26,034
    113
    Nov 13, 2009
    Does the Deputies Association support bad policing? I thought that was the whole point of the players' protest.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Fin D likes this.
  37. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

    71,732
    42,346
    113
    Nov 27, 2007
    The hypocrisy of the people involved with this is stunning.
     
  38. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    I guess I misunderstood what these protests were about, then. I apologize. I thought the players were protesting this nation because its an oppressively racist society where police are monsters who shoot defenseless black children for kicks. That's what comes across from the BLM protests. If I'm understanding correctly now, this isn't about saying this Nation is a racist-y racist place, rather, it's about police brutality in general.
     
  39. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

    71,732
    42,346
    113
    Nov 27, 2007
    They are protesting a racist society that employs a police force that is overall racist that also happens to be shooting unarmed people to death.
     
  40. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

    5,270
    1,734
    113
    Apr 28, 2008
    As I said, people who aren't racists don't like to be called racists. That includes every person in America, as well as police.
     

Share This Page