Kaepernick Offers to Pay for Legal Defense for People Protesting in Minneapolis

Per WSJ, Colin Kaepernick has launched a fund to hire top defense lawyers for people arrested protesting police brutality in Minneapolis, the center of protests after George Floyd’s death there.

Former 49ers QB Kaepernick announced the program on Twitter, writing:

In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp

The “Know Your Rights Camp” tweeted more details and wrote:

In solidarity w/ our brothers & sisters in Minneapolis, KYRC + @kaepernick7 established our Legal Defense Initiative to support Freedom Fighters on the ground. 

Kaepernick tweeted Thursday morning.

When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.

The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.

We have the right to fight back!

Rest in Power George Floyd