If there's one thing disgraced professional football reject Colin Kaepernick hates, it's cops who do their jobs.
And if there's two things he hates: it's cops who do their jobs and judges who put murderers in prison.
Colin Kaepernick made calls for the Philadelphia district attorney’s office to release Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the Black Panthers who was convicted of killing a police officer in 1981, during a virtual news conference held by supporters on Monday.
During a routine traffic stop almost 39 years ago, Officer Faulkner stopped a vehicle belonging to Abu-Jamal's younger brother William Cook. The two got into a physical confrontation and Abu-Jamal, who was in the vicinity and observed the fight, ran over and shot Faulkner in the back and, later, in the face.
Kaepernick said, "We're in the midst of a movement that says Black Lives Matter, and if that's truly the case, then it means that Mumia’s life and legacy must matter... And the causes that he sacrificed his life and freedom for must matter as well."
Colin Kaepernick is currently employed by Nike, a company that uses cheap Chinese labor to their products in sweatshops.
Abu-Jamal is currently serving out a life sentence but his case is before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - NOVEMBER 16: A man protests outside of the training facility where the Colin Kaepernick private NFL workout is being held on November 16, 2019 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)