Professional victim and America hater Colin Kaepernick is making another big push for the abolishing of police and prisons. His publishing company will release the book Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons, in October.
Kaepernick Publishing last fall published an online version of Abolition for the People in partnership with Medium. He called it a response to the "state-sanctioned lynchings" of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
The book will include some new essays and a new introduction, according to Kimberley Richards’ story on Huffington Post. The essays will be written by formerly incarcerated community organizers, "scholars" and family members of people killed by police and others. Emory Douglas, a former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party, is designing the cover art.
Kaepernick has been raging against police officers since his 2016 season of protest as a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers. Wisely, no NFL team has brought his toxicity back to the league since then. This week’s news that Tim Tebow is joining the Jacksonville Jaguars re-ignited the Kaepernick apologists and more calls for the notorious rebel’s return to pro football.
“I’m proud to have edited this collection [and] hope it adds to the chorus of voices calling for a world without & beyond policing [and] prisons,” Kaepernick tweeted on his hopes for what would truly be a violent and chaotic world without peace officers.
Richards wrote, “The activist said in a statement that he hopes the book will serve as ‘an introduction to abolitionist concepts, histories and practices.’
"‘Readers won’t find all the answers here, but we believe they will find useful and provocative questions — questions that can open up radical possibilities for a future where our communities can thrive,' he added.”
Blacks in prisons "have been criminalized and caged, in most cases, for being redlined into economic despair,” Kaepernick charged. "The central intent of policing is to surveil, terrorize, capture, and kill marginalized populations, specifically Black folks." Black death at the hands of the police is all around, Kaepernick said. And maybe he really believes it.
“F--- reform,” said Kaepernick. “Not only can we eliminate white supremacist establishments, but we can create space for budgets to be reinvested directly into communities to address mental health needs, homelessness and houselessness, access to education, and job creation as well as community-based methods of accountability. This is a future that centers the needs of the people, a future that will make us safer, healthier, and truly free."
There’s no admission by Kaepernick that the progress he cites above is being hindered by inner city family fragmentation, drugs and violence. It’s all whitey’s fault and all the cops’ fault.
The essay written by Ruth Wilson Gilmore claims capitalism is also a hallmark of racism. A prison abolitionist and prison scholar, Gilmore said “capitalism requires inequality, and racism enshrines it.”
And people wonder why NFL teams want to avoid this poison?