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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    Imagine the public relations nightmare this would become if the NFL punished them for noncompliance.
    Why would there be a public relations nightmare if the NFL is a private organization that can curtail the Constitution? This is the same league that doesn't allow celebrating in the end zone.

    Much like 7-11 can refuse service to anybody not wearing a shirt (LadyQuagga), and 7-11 being a multi national company, why can't the NFL do the same with this important topic?

    What's next? The NFL letting players burn US flags?

    At what point do you believe the NFL should do something? I mean, aren't they a private company with employees (read: players) on their payroll that have to follow company regulations, or risk being fired?

  2. #52



    Navy launches investigation into sailor who didn't stand for National Anthem

    The U.S. Navy has launched an investigation into the case of a sailor who didnít salute as the National Anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor, an official said Tuesday.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Senior Chief Petty Officer Joel Cesar said itís up to the sailorís commander whether she faces any punishment for failing to salute the flag on Sept. 19.

    The sailor under investigation is Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, an intelligence specialist in the Navy Reserve. She was recently in Hawaii for about two weeks for an exercise. Sheís assigned to the Navy Operational Support Center at North Island, Calif.

    Ervin had explained her actions in a since-deleted Facebook book.

    "I feel like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans," she wrote. "I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom."

    Ervin said she was threatened with jail time for her actions.

    The sailor's failure to salute comes after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received national attention when he refused to stand for the anthem before NFL preseason games earlier this year. He cited racial injustice and police brutality among the reasons for his actions.

    Since then, other athletes all over the U.S. have engaged in their own protests during the anthem.

    According to, Ervinís protest comes two weeks after another sailor stationed in Pensacola, Fla. filmed herself for the morning ceremony. Officials with the Naval Education and Training Command told that the unidentified sailor was subject to administrative discipline.

    The Navy's protocol handbook says sailors in uniform must salute during the anthem. They must also face the flag, or if a flag is not visible, sailors are required to face the direction of the music.

    Troops who donít stand for the National Anthem could face prosecution under the Navyís Uniform Code of Military Justice for violating Article 92, which says that troops can be punished for failing to obey a lawful general order.

    que hora es?

    Last edited by hookdfisherman; 09-28-2016 at 02:56 AM.

  3. #53



    A customer says a Party City employee refused to fill a balloon request after learning the order was for a police officer’s memorial ceremony in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.
    Karly Lane went to Party City on Saturday to buy a dozen blue and black balloons to honor her friend, Duquesne Police officer Robert Gogo Jr., who died in an off-duty motorcycle accident last month, she told CNN affiliate WPXI.
    Robert Gogo Jr. is seen with his son in an undated photo provided to WPXI.

    Once the worker discovered the balloons were to honor a police officer, Lane said, the worker had someone else wait on her.
    Lane complained on her personal Facebook. As of Monday afternoon, her post had nearly 1,000 shares.
    “My heart was broken,” Lane wrote.
    Party City responded that they “absolutely do not condone this type of behavior and are taking the situation very seriously.”
    Party City said it is conducting an internal investigation and holding “an immediate sensitivity training and code of conduct refresher.”
    The officer’s mother, Cheryl Gogo, said she could understand why people would think the clerk’s reaction could be related to recent news events involving police officers.
    “It bothers me what is going on in the world,” Gogo said. “But you can’t take a few incidents and hold that against every officer. Whenever you are in a customer service field you should wait on the customer, regardless of your feelings.”
    Duquesne Police Chief Richard Scott Adams remembers Gogo as a dedicated officer who loved his job.
    “As police officers we don’t pick and choose where we go,” Adams said. “People have a right to make their own decisions, but it is disturbing to me.”



  4. #54



    but stuff like this happens to people...

    if it happened to me, how would i feel?

    not good...

    i will say that once (ok more than once) i was breaking the law...

    misdemeanor for sure, but none the less... a blatant violation.

    cop comes up, takes a peek at me

    i look over like oops!

    then i get the look... hey stop doing that...

    and he leaves...

    i cannot imagine sittin on my porch and that happens; like in the video...

    i am pretty sure it's a race thing... sadly.



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