Last month, Michigan State Police director Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue shared a Facebook post displaying the sentiments of literally the majority of America, but one that has gotten her into hot water with liberals in the peanut gallery.
The September 24 post, which has since been removed, decries NFL players ‘taking-a-knee’ during the national anthem as “millionaire ingrates who hate America.”
Etue was forced to “apologize” for the post three days later.
“It was a mistake to share this message on Facebook and I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended,” Kriste Kibbey Etue said in a statement posted on the Michigan State Police Facebook page. “I will continue my focus on the unity at the Michigan State Police and in communities across Michigan.”
But as is always the case with Social Justice Warrior sharks who smell blood in the water, an apology is never enough.
On Friday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued a statement announcing that Etue will lose five days of pay as punishment for her egregious sin.
“Colonel Etue posted something on social media that was inappropriate. … The colonel has served honorably as an enlisted trooper for 30 years, and I hope we can come together as Michiganders to move forward and find common ground, rather than rehash past mistakes,” said the Republican governor.
Etue will still be expected to work during those five days, according to Fox59.
Even as the Michigan State Police end non-serious-crime high-speed pursuits in Detroit, Snyder announced that he and his administration are also developing “cultural awareness and sensitivity training guidelines” for all government departments as well as policies for state employees on the private use of social media.
“We are the best Michigan when we are a diverse Michigan, and I will continue taking actions to ensure all state departments are working to effectively serve all residents in an impartial and inclusive manner,” said Snyder.
We’re not supposed to ask it, of course, but all of this does beg the question – does the NFL have a higher percentage of “ingrates” than the rest of the population?
According to Forbes, perhaps so:
Are these incidents isolated to a few players, or does the NFL have a more pervasive violent crime problem?
Arrests for violence, drugs and DUI are fairly common even for elite NFL players who have the most to lose from an arrest and possible suspension from the league without pay. Unfortunately, young men are often arrested for violent acts and NFL players are no exception. First round NFL draft selections are actually 37% less likely to be arrested for assault/domestic violence than men of similar age in the general population. Nonetheless, more first round draft selections will be arrested while playing for the NFL than will ever be named first team All-Pro. The risk that a top draft selection gets in trouble with the law is a genuine concern for NFL teams.
About 1.1% of NFL first round draft selections are arrested for assault (including domestic violence) per season, based on data since the 2000 draft. It is therefore to be expected that one of the 32 first round selections in this week’s NFL draft will be arrested for assault or domestic violence every three years. The arrest rate for DUI and drug offenses is approximately twice as high as the rate for assaults, so two DUI or drug possession arrests are expected every three years for the new crop of first round selections.
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