Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making headlines again for his involvement in a $100 million lawsuit against the police.
The lawsuit is on behalf of the family of Rob Adams, who was shot and killed by police in an alleged response to a 911 call about an armed man. The incident was caught on CCTV and body cam footage, which shows the police chasing Adams before opening fire. The police claim that Adams was armed, but his mother, Tamika King, says the object in question was actually a mobile phone.
Kaepernick’s involvement in the lawsuit is through his Autopsy Initiative, a sub-program of his Know Your Rights Camp. The initiative provides free secondary autopsies for families of those killed by police or who died in police custody. It is reportedly the only organization that provides this service for free. The autopsy is now a crucial piece in the $100 million federal civil rights lawsuit, which is aimed at teaching police officers a lesson about racial profiling and excessive force.
Kaepernick’s Journey through socialism
Kaepernick’s NFL career was cut short due to his social activism and protests against racial discrimination. He famously started kneeling during the national anthem, which many saw as a sign of disrespect to the country. His performance with the 49ers wasn’t the best, but many believe that teams feared his open political stances would become a PR nightmare. He has been without a team since 2017.
Since his NFL career ended, Kaepernick has been actively involved in various movements, including those protesting police shootings. He has also written a children’s book called “I Color Myself Different” and is known for being a generous philanthropist, often donating money to causes that align with his fight for racial equality.
In this latest lawsuit, the family of Rob Adams is demanding $100 million in damages. While this may seem like a large sum, Kaepernick and his team believe it is necessary to send a message to all police officers who engage in racial profiling and use excessive force. Despite his NFL career being over, Kaepernick is making progress in his activism and continues to fight for racial equality.