Failed NFL quarterback and political firestarter Colin Kaepernick is back in the news again — but this time it’s for something far more despicable than taking a knee during the national anthem.
Kaepernick’s apparently expanding his left-wing activism beyond the “racial equality” stuff into other areas. He recently donated a large sum of money to a group named after a convicted cop killer.
The Washington Times reports:
The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago “direct action” resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster.
The grant includes $2,500 for CopWatch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 for teen training, part of the group’s commitment to “develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata.”
Apparently, Mr. Kaepernick is also a fan; he re-tweeted a July 16 message wishing Shakur a happy birthday.
The contribution came as part of Mr. Kaepernick’s pledge last year to donate $1 million over 10 months to “organizations working in oppressed communities.”
So far, he has given $900,000 in grants to 31 organizations, ranging from apolitical services like Meals on Wheels to liberal groups focusing on abortion, climate change, criminal-justice reform and immigration.
It seems Kaepernick is spending a lot more time on politics than football these days. Of course, he has the right to do all of it — but he may need a job soon if he wants to continue funding his left-wing habit.