This Police Officer Was Slammed For His Racist 'Will Stand For Food' Colin Kaepernick Halloween Costume

Colin Kaepernick

This Police Officer Was Slammed For His Racist 'Will Stand For Food' Colin Kaepernick Halloween Costume

University of Nevada, Reno police chief Adam Garcia has apologized, but people don't want to hear it.

Published October 31, 2017

Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem before every game of the 2016 NFL season as a protest against racism and the police brutality of unarmed Black men. Yet a police officer at the University of Nevada, Reno thought it would be funny to dress up as the free-agent quarterback while wearing a sign that said, "Will stand for food."

Although the Associated Press nor the Reno Gazette Journal mentioned the offending officer by name, University of Nevada, Reno police Chief Adam Garcia apologized for the cop's Kaepernick costume, calling it "insensitive."

"For those who have seen the Halloween costume of one of our officers apparently mocking a citizen who has chosen to take advantage of his constitutional right to protest, I offer my sincere apologies," Garcia said, as reported by the Reno Gazette Journal. "Members of our profession are held to a higher standard and denigrating another — on or off duty — is insensitive for its lack of respect and lack understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted."

That being said, University of Nevada, Reno spokesperson, Kerri Garcia, told the AP that although the officer's costume is inappropriate that no action will be taken against him.

The cop's costume combined with the police chief's apology, despite zero discipline being doled out, has people furious on Twitter.

  1. Here's The University of Nevada, Reno Police Officer's Egregious 'Will Stand For Food' Kaepernick Halloween costume
    (Photo: @glaserface via Twitter)

    Shaking our damn heads.

  2. People wondered how this officer can ever expect to be treated seriously moving forward ... especially when dealing with Black people

    Hmm ...

  3. The whole point that Kaepernick tried to bring awareness to police brutality against unarmed Black men and this officer thought it would funny to mock him is beyond outrageous

    Not funny at all.

  4. And it's even more frustrating when certain white people on Twitter tried to defend his actions

    Talk to 'em.

  5. Can you imagine how they'd feel if Kaepernick wore a cop uniform and mocked being part of the police?

    Imagine the uproar over something like that.

  6. As infuriating as the costume is, it's equally — if not more — maddening that the University of Nevada, Reno police are letting him keep his job

    Apparently not.

  7. This cop mocking Kaepernick and the issues the QB is trying to raise awareness for just enforces the reason why players should take a knee

    #Facts.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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