After a series of mugshots were released, leftist activists voiced their anger when they saw what the sheriff’s office was “forcing” inmates to wear for their photos.
In the left’s struggle for power, everything that can be used as a political advantage will undoubtedly be exploited. So, if those they deem enemies of their social justice cause make a move that offends their hair-trigger sensibilities, it must be immediately derided as bigoted, oppressive, and, of course, racist.
In their bid to divide and conquer, the left is fighting to convince their constituency that legal authorities are inherently racist and must be dismantled in order for the patriarchy to crumble. Of course, this doesn’t merely include their war on Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials but also the dedicated police officers merely trying to do their jobs and make it home to their families alive.
When white Black Lives Matter movement activist Shaun King scours the corners of the internet to find some obscure specimen of systematic racism, you can bet that if he doesn’t find it, he’ll gladly invent it. So, after spotting nearly 2 dozen mugshots from the Union County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas, he truly believed he had a fool-proof example with which to reinforce his lucrative race-baiting career. There was just one little problem with his latest conspiracy theory.
Looking foolish once again, BLM supporter Shaun King called to action his liberal minions on Twitter to condemn Sheriff Rickey Roberts as a racist for apparently mocking Colin Kaepernick by forcing 20 inmates to take their mugshots in Nike apparel. Jumping to conclusions, King attributed a racist motive to Sheriff Roberts, claiming that “it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick,” according to KRON 4.
The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots.
Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/9z9Nw9hxuF
— Shaun King (@shaunking) October 11, 2018
“The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots. Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting.”
Unsurprisingly, King’s own racist mentality was proven when the sheriff’s office responded to the social media hype, squashing the absurd conspiracy by explaining that the inmates chose the shirts from a box of available clothing because they were wearing items that were deemed inappropriate for the mugshots, KTHV reports.
“It has come to my attention that shirts worn by individuals booked into our facility have been deemed offensive by certain individuals. It is not our intent, nor has it ever been our intent, to demean or disparage those who are innocent until proven guilty. I require that my staff treat everyone with the utmost dignity and respect. This being said, there are many times individuals enter our facility that lack proper attire during the booking process. In an attempt to provide individuals with a sense of dignity, along with providing a photograph which is appropriate for public viewing, we provide these individuals with clothing to wear.
Not only was King wrong about the department’s motive behind the shirts, but he also didn’t even bother to notice that some of the mugshots were even dated before Kaepernick’s Nike advertisement was released.
“Obviously we’ve offended somebody and they took it as I would say out of context because there was no intent there,” the 30-plus law enforcement veteran and former chief of police in El Dorado said. “I apologize to the citizens of Union County for this issue that we’re having to deal with, but I’ve been here 34 years and I’ve got a track record. I’m going to stand behind that.”
Despite having done nothing wrong, Sheriff Roberts and his department were forced to remove the mugshots and have offered to retake all 20 of them in what will surely be a fruitless effort to quell the liberal outrage. Unfortunately, Roberts has suffered from King’s careless allegation and hopes that the backlash will blow over soon.
“This has caused me and my family great stress. I’m getting slandered all over the United States by people that don’t even know me,” he said. “If I was pushing an agenda for Nike or Colin Kaepernick, I wouldn’t be talking to you today.”
The left is once again attributing a motive to those they’ve chosen as their enemies and subsequently attacking them in a vicious effort to destroy their lives for nothing more than being on the wrong political side. Regardless of how apolitical, non-partisan something is, you can bet the left will find a way to wield it as a political weapon and find the racist meaning behind it.