Lone Protester Heckles Jerry Jones: ‘Look at the Videos of Police Getting Away With Murder and Tell Me the Players Are Wrong for Protesting’

Jerry Jones (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Jerry Jones (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones had his Southern-fried ass handed to him by a lone protester as the Dallas Cowboys owner walked through what looked to be a hotel lobby.

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In a 37-second video posted to Twitter, what sounds like an African-American man can be heard projecting to Jones, and shown holding an image of slaves with some of the most inhumane remnants of slavery, metal masks, with the caption, “They muzzled the slaves.”

Well, this man would not, and could not, be muzzled.

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The man heckled the 75-year-old icon who, after kneeling with his team during the national anthem against the wishes of President Donald Trump, did an about-face with the very public stance of saying that any Dallas Cowboy who did not stand for the national anthem would be benched.

The video clip begins with the words “White supremacy” (a good start if I ever heard one) and then a man’s words: “If you want to treat them like $40 million slaves , gladiators who are well-paid to beat each other’s brains out but have to keep their mouths shut when talking about injustice, look at the videos of police getting away with murder, and tell me the players are wrong for protesting, and that they have no right to do that.

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“People need to take a stand against white supremacy and people need to stand up to your buddy Donald Trump, whose regime needs to get out, and it begins Nov. 4,” the man says.

Jones, who was walking with a crew of older white men in suits, looks at the man and continues along his way.

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The right of players to protest police injustice and racial animus in America continues to be expressed, with NFL players kneeling and some individuals speaking truth to power.

Resist.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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DISCUSSION

Jerry refuses to acknowledge one thing: police brutality can (or, will) affect any of the Black members of his team/the coaching staff/staff that belongs to the stadium. All it takes is an opportunity and “skittish” officers that “fear for their lives”.

On another note, almost five months ago, I posted on my Facebook a comment. It was addressed to the “Blue Lives Matter”/”All Lives Matter” people, who follow my page. I challenged each of them to watch every recorded incident that captures police brutality and then read about cases such as Daniel Holtzclaw. Then, I want them to explain why Black/Brown people shouldn’t be upset about every act. Tell me why Black/Brown folks shouldn’t protest at their local city halls and precincts. Why they shouldn’t say “Fuck Tha Police”, when we keep hearing “not guilty” verdicts or news that the State is not going to press charges against murdering cops?

And i asked them if they’re going to respond with “cops killing white people, too”, then give me links to ten cases (from this year) that doesn’t involve drug busts, gun raids and suicide-by-homicide from cops.

And I asked for cases that involve murders:

-of white children as they slept,

-white men as they browse through department stores in “open carry” states,

-white men during routine traffic stops,

-incidents in which white women are subjected to vaginal searches in parking lots,

-white women, who were forced to perform sex acts because they were threatened with imprisonment,

-white teens, who were shot because officers decided to open fire in alleyways rather than investigate them,

-incidents where cops shot and killed fellow white, plainclothes cops,

-white men, who were detained and sodomized by police officers, who used broom sticks or plungers,

-white people, who were tasered to death as they were strapped down in chairs, while in police custody,

-white men, who were choked to death as an officer choke the life out of them. An officer, who have previous accusations of “excessive force” against him,

-cases in which white men were killed by cops and had guns planted on their dying bodies,

-of white couples being slaughtered by cops as they slept inside of a car....

The only response that I received was from a co-worker, who stated that it was “too depressing and bad for her mental condition” to look at videos and to read about brutality cases.