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For some time now, the National Football League has endorsed and supported social justice through its “Inspire Change” partners which include radical leftist groups that are advocating for defunding the police.
“Our 33 social justice grant partners have been selected based on the critical work that they have done surrounding Inspire Change’s four pillars – education, economic advancement, criminal justice reform, and police & community relations – to break down barriers to opportunity, end systemic racism, and bridge the gap between members of law enforcement and the communities they serve,” an NFL spokesperson stated. “We stand by the work our grant partners have done and the lasting positive impact made in communities across the country.”
These partners include the Vera Institute of Justice, the Oregon Justice Resource Center, and the Community Justice Exchange. All of these groups support defunding or abolishing the police, according to Fox Business.
It shouldn’t come as a shock to Americans that the NFL is funding “defund the police” groups, although it certainly isn’t being widely reported.
KOIN reported that the Oregon Justice Resource Center received $300,000 from the NFL. It is unknown how much was given by the league to the other groups but what is known is that the NFL has donated tens of millions of dollars through the “Inspire Change” program to a variety of leftist causes.
Since 2020, the NFL has given funds to Vera and the Community Justice Exchange. The OJRC started receiving funds this year according to the NFL.
The stated mission of the Community Justice Exchange is to defund the police and eliminate prisons. They also want to do away with immigration enforcement.
“The Community Justice Exchange is working towards a world without prisons, policing, prosecution, surveillance or any form of detention or supervision,” the group proclaims on its website. The group is publishing a roadmap to “prison abolition” and is behind the National Bail Fund Network.
That includes the Minnesota Freedom Fund that was backed by Vice President Kamala Harris. The group bailed out rioters and other criminals during the summer of 2020.
The NFL shockingly supports “75+ local community-based bail and bond funds, working to end money bail and pre-trial detention at the local level and immigration detention at the national level,” according to the “Inspire Change” website.
“The brutality of LE [law enforcement] & cruelty of our prisons are connected by the same malignant tumor: white supremacy,” the NFL-backed OJRC tweeted in June 2020. “We must dismantle/defund it all.”
The brutality of LE & cruelty of our prisons are connected by the same malignant tumor: white supremacy.
We must dismantle/defund it all.
We didn't believe POC re LE brutality; we are making the same mistake by not listening to those incarcerated re their treatment.
— Oregon Justice Resource Center (@OJRCenter) June 10, 2020
“Portland leaders from the Mayor down or anyone else advocating for more $ for police either don’t get it or don’t want to get it,” the group tweeted in August. It added: “We need to defund the police and build up communities.”
The NFL is funding OJRC’s Women’s Justice Project, Youth Justice Project, and is “[s]ustaining current capacity and enabling the OJRC to expand.”
“Vera is committed to dismantling the current culture of policing and working toward solutions that defund police and shift power to communities,” the Vera Institute of Justice’s president, Nicholas Turner, asserted in June 2020. He also commended Minneapolis leaders’ pledge to “dismantle” the city’s police department.
The NFL’s funding promotes “Vera’s In Our Backyards initiative and its work to end the catastrophic rise of incarceration in small cities and rural counties, advance racial equity, and reinvest in supports and resources that build truly healthy and vibrant communities through policy advocacy, narrative-changing campaigns, and research in partnership with community members and system stakeholders.”
It is also supporting “Vera’s Policing Program and its work to advance crisis response programs, policies, and resources that connect people experiencing behavioral health crises to community-based services while minimizing involvement with police and the criminal justice system.”
The NFL has caused many fans to turn off football for good. Social justice and defunding the police is a big part of it:
Notorious Felons League
— Silenced 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 (@TattleTale13) December 15, 2021
— Ken zobel (@ken_zobel) December 15, 2021
The NFL is a complete dumpster fire at this point. I don’t watch anymore. Just can’t.
— Mike Ernst (@MERNST313) December 15, 2021
Stopped watching years ago. When they started kneeling.
— Steve O (@Patriotravlr) December 15, 2021
Then the police should stop providing security at @NFL games.
— Let’s Go Brandon-Dennis Wayne 🇺🇸 (@DennisWayne79) December 15, 2021
NFL’s own ad this weekend claimed blacks were “overpoliced” and “overcharged.”
— Daily Malarkey (@dailymalarkey) December 15, 2021
They need as many available athletes as possible… can’t have them getting arrested
— Just Sayin’ Merry Christmas (@JustSayin_Yo) December 15, 2021
One more good reason to ignore the @NFL. The college game is great and so much more fun. Screw the Pros.
— Johnny Eames (@johnny_eames) December 15, 2021
Well since a lot of their employees are bent towards criminality it makes sense 😄
— 🇺🇸 JimWinNM 🇺🇸 redux (@jim_redux) December 15, 2021
Seriously, who still watches the trash product the @NFL #NFL Puts out on the field week after week.
Anyone still watching that garbage should be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/Lb3wwP1VRD
— MephibinAz.🌵 (@Az61Ronin) December 15, 2021
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