It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Jubei42
If spanky really wants to flex his pardues maximus they should give him a list of every black person in prison.
Maximum impact, minimal result. Just like spankies request
A more intelligent response would be to realize that i have his attentino, and then make good use of it.
Trump's social circle is not from the same economic class as most NFL players. Trump probably doesn't know anybody guilty for selling weed or some other petty crime. He knows people like Rod Blagoyavich and Martha Stewart, white collar criminals.
What more could they want from their protest?
originally posted by: Edumakated
A few days ago, Trump craftily threw the ball back into the hands of the "woke" NFL players who choose to kneel during the anthem asking them to provide a list of names of people they believe have been unfairly treated by the justice system. Of course, all we hear are crickets chirping. The media also slyfully haven't been putting up wall to wall coverage of his request.
Trump Requests List of Names from NFL Players
Where is the list of names? It has been several days now. With all these players kneeling and the alleged school to prison pipeline the Hoteps love to cry about, you mean to tell me there isn't a list of names already prepared of the wrongfully imprisoned?
This was a brilliant move on Trumps part because it showed how these athletes are just virtue signaling and really don't care about the issue. Of course, I think most of the public saw this when many in the black community ignored Trumps requests for a discussion on prision reform only to have Kim Kardashian get a woman freed. Recall, so called poster boy of prison reform, Meek Mill choose not to meet with Trump to discuss prison reform because Jay-Z advised him not too. Meek and Jay-Z are now holding an L.
The bigger issue is the black community is showing we care more about being victims than actually getting something accomplished. We rather cry racism and pout in a corner instead of meeting with the person who has the power to make a difference. We can't get over our pride and show up with hat in hand so to speak.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Former Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes already has a name in mind. His brother, who is serving a 324-month sentence for a weed-relation offense.
Now, pardoning a few people is a drop in the bucket when we’re talking about criminal justice reform. The president also didn’t address systemic and racial oppression, another huge part of the players’ protests. And folks who are in jail either wrongly or are serving too harsh of penalties don’t begin to complete the list of things players feel is wrong with the system. But it’s at least a nice gesture. It would be an even nicer gesture if the president follows through.
Also, hasn't Trump been a bit ... busy the last couple of days? He'll probably deal with the list when he gets back, right?
Do you have any proof that there haven't been other lists sent to the President? If so, can you link that?
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: roadgravel
The BLM moment was the most blantant example of mismarketing in history..
The problem of police shooting unarmed people under shady circumstances with zero accountability (less than zero as they always vilify the victim and pat the officer in the back) is not even remotely a “black only “ problem..
It is an everybody problem that effects blacks more often.
So marketing it like it is a black only problem not only told 87% of the American population “this doesn’t concern you or your children.. it only effects black people”. Which is about the farthest thing from the truth. .. but it also portrayed an easily debunked premiss that was easily turned around on them..
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: roadgravel
Yep. Name some names, get those names out there.
Makes it tougher to virtue signal but it'd be the way to get the ball snapped. Wouldn't it?
originally posted by: 3n19m470
So... the NFL players were taking a knee, etc, during the national anthem, because they believe the marijuana sentencing guidelines are too stiff? Or because they believe there should be no penalty at all for selling weed? (that's what I believe) Or, was there something else more specific about this guy's arrest or case that was unfair?
Sorry I'm just wondering if you have more information about this. I had no idea the NFL protest was in any way linked to marijuana laws, or I might have supported it or tried to get involved..
I thought it was more of a "Amerikkka is racist country!" protest.