It was good to see this. Five members of the Rams entered the field with the “hands-up-don’t-shoot” pose adopted by protestors in the Michael Brown/Ferguson case:
The St. Louis Police Officers Association was not happy that members of the St. Louis Rams came out for Sunday’s game in a hands up “don’t shoot” gesture, in reference to the unrest in nearby Ferguson, and they want those players disciplined.
Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens and Jared Cook did the gesture coming out to the field before the Rams’ game on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Ferguson, which is 12 miles from the Edward Jones Dome, was the site of an incident this past summer when police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. There have been many protests in Ferguson and elsewhere this week after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson.
The Rams players made their statement on the field, and then the SLPOA had one of their own that included calling for punishment for the players and a full apology.
NOT FEELING AN APOLOGY. THEY JUST DON”T GET IT _ PERHAPS THE POLICE SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR THE TERROR THEY CREATE IN COMMUNITIES.