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Two HS Football Players Suspended Indefinitely for Carrying ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:02 PM
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Glad they were unsuspended but the parents shouldnt back down at this point, they need to hammer home the point that kind of reaction is absurd.

I dont think anyone should get fired but a public apology and possible suspension to make the point clear wouldnt be to far out of line I think.




posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:03 PM
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Thin blue line flags are flags that are supportive of police officers I thought, they really are not political that much. I think the cops should pull over the persons who suspended those kids every day and give them a ticket.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Glad they were unsuspended but the parents shouldnt back down at this point, they need to hammer home the point that kind of reaction is absurd.

I dont think anyone should get fired but a public apology and possible suspension to make the point clear wouldnt be to far out of line I think.


They weren't suspended for the flags. They were suspended for not doing what they are told.

School is not about educating. If it were, we wouldn't spend the most money for our middle of the road results when compared to the rest of the world.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

indefinite suspension for disobeying and carryign the flag is a wild over reaction and I stand by my statement.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko


What do you think that last item is if not a certain level of political activism? Promote and sustain "social justice" and "equity"? Think ours is the only district?



I'm not seeing anything about political activism on campus.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: ketsuko

The " Thin Blue Line Flag " is making a political statement.

If they wanted to honour the police and fire fighters they should have used a regular U.S. flag.



So by that thinking. With the NFL and NBA taking a knee is a political statement. If they wanted to honor thieves and other criminals couldn't they stand and put their fingers in their ears and go " La la la." During the national anthem?



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: JIMC5499

And it's a good idea... But, what will they do if they see a bLM flag come out? That's the question.


Oh, no. That perfectly acceptable and those students would be given a pass. Anyone questioning it though would probably face suspension.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I will add to this that we just got home from bringing home kiddo and had to do the daily deprogramming. Guess what? One week into school and we're deprogramming the 1619 project.

That goes with the activism in the schools bit.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse
Wrong! They are if the Left says so....





posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: network dude
they were on the football field. And the Adults have taught them, the field is where the new protesting takes place. Hate the game, not the player.


Hey, if you wanna turn pro and get your activism on that's a private business and they make the rules. It's not the same at public school.


Just to be clear--you believe that honoring the police and first responders on 9/11 is political activism?



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:37 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Glad they were unsuspended but the parents shouldnt back down at this point, they need to hammer home the point that kind of reaction is absurd.

I dont think anyone should get fired but a public apology and possible suspension to make the point clear wouldnt be to far out of line I think.


ABSOLUTELY!

If Trump wins after all fireworks from the election are over, or whatever, at that point things will change. I believe we will see more parents fighting back against the insane school administrations and boards and The People will turn against the violent bad actors. I'm not saying things don't need to get better between police and the public, but rather that support for the cops will get very loud and very active. It just feels to me like people are biding their time and patience until after that so there is no reason to delay or affect votes.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: timequake
Just to be clear--you believe that honoring the police and first responders on 9/11 is political activism?


You want my honest opinion on this? It's a bunch of people virtue signaling in Miami, Ohio which city had jack to do with 9/11. They politicized it, I seriously doubt they had any intentions of 'honoring' anyone and just wanted to make a statement.

Let me know if they go and wave an Arizona state flag on Pearl Harbor day.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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Who cares about cops . The people who lie on the stand every time they get up there . The people who shoot unarmed people in the back . The people who kill us without a second thought and write up a false report with their partner. The people who steal the stuff we worked our asses off for . All cops are dirty scum bags . If any cop wasn’t and ratted out a fellow cop or blew the whistle they would be fired immediately. They want us to rat each other out all day and night but they would never rat on each other . The boys in blue have a code and it’s to protect each other . All cops are scum. They won’t take anyone with a brain . They want dumb officers that they can control and brainwash .
edit on 15-9-2020 by Thenail because: Spite



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: Thenail

Since this is not the mud pit, all I can do is disagree with your assessment of law enforcement professionals.

In the future I certainly hope you find yourself in many situations where you need their help. Whether they show up or not, I'm ambivalent.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

I guess i was misunderstood. I stand by your assertion as well



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: timequake
Just to be clear--you believe that honoring the police and first responders on 9/11 is political activism?


You want my honest opinion on this? It's a bunch of people virtue signaling in Miami, Ohio which city had jack to do with 9/11. They politicized it, I seriously doubt they had any intentions of 'honoring' anyone and just wanted to make a statement.

Let me know if they go and wave an Arizona state flag on Pearl Harbor day.


I'm not sure why it matters that this took place in Miami, Ohio, and how that makes this virtual signaling. Sounds like one is guessing at their intentions, and merely claiming it to be political activism out of pure, unqualified conjecture. Are you sure you're not that one who politicized it? Maybe the School, itself did?



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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Officer who lives in my neighborhood took his down. Makes me feel more at ease truthfully.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: alldaylong




As idiotic as using a flag that didn't even exist at the time of 9/11


We have this thing called the first amendment.

I know, I know, antiquated tripe expressing oneself freely and all.


The victims of 9/11 wouldn't even know what the " Thin Blue Line " flag was supposed to represent. They had never seen it.

How is that honouring them ?



George Floyd can’t see the riots. Just sayin.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:31 PM
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Players have knelt for the anthem.


Two seniors on the high school football team in Bluffton, Ohio, kneeled during the National Anthem. Neither of the two players was punished for doing so.


This is context we lacked earlier.

Anthem protests and kneeling have been allowed with no repercussions, so some forms of political activism are and have been allowed.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 04:32 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

"Thin Blue Line" has been a thing for longer then I've been alive.

If I remember correctly, it was first used by the New York Police commissioner in the 1920's sometime.

So, 9/11 victims will indeed have had the opportunity to hear the phrase used to describe the police.




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