Colin Kaepernick Addresses Terence Crutcher Police Shooting, Says He's Received Death Threats

Colin Kaepernick addressed the Terence Crutcher police shooting, revealed he's received death threats, and broke down his $1 million donation plan.

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Colin Kaepernick spoke with reporters Tuesday on the Terence Crutcher shooting, gave some details about his planned $1 million donation to charity, and revealed that he has received death threats. "They shot and killed a man and walked around like it wasn't a human being," Kaepernick said when talking about how Tulsa police failed to provide immediate medical attention to Crutcher. "That's not right. And they should be in prison for that." 

Earlier this month, Kaepernick pledged to donate $1 million to charities focused on supporting racial equality. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback said he plans to donate $100,000 a month for the next 10 months, adding that he will set up a website to show everyone where the money is going and how it's being allocated. "So everyone will be able to see exactly what organizations the money's going to, and also making sure we get an itemized list from the organizations of what they're spending the money on," Kaepernick explained, according to The Sacramento Bee. "To make sure not only that I'm transparent in what I'm doing but that these organizations are transparent with where the money is going as well."

Even as Kaepernick continues to do his part, help communities in need, and live up to his word, he still faces a ton of backlash. “They either don’t care about what’s going on, or they don’t understand it,” Kaepernick said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “I find it very hard that people don’t understand what’s going on. I think the message has been out there loud and clear for quite some time now." Kaep admits that some of this resistance has come in the form of death threats from "a couple of different avenues," including social media. "There’s a lot of racism disguised as patriotism in this country," he said. "And people don’t like to address that. And they don’t like to address what the root of this protest is.”

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