Anti-Cop Activists Outraged That Sheriff Put Inmates In Nike Shirts For Mugshots

Activist Shaun King claims a sheriff was making inmates wear Nike shirts to protest the company and Colin Kaepernick

El Dorado, AR – Anti-police activists are outraged that a sheriff gave inmates Nike shirts to wear during their booking photos, interpreting the move to be a political statement against Colin Kaepernick.

However, Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts said inmates were given Nike T-shirts to wear because they came to the jail without proper attire during the booking process, according to KLRT.

Sheriff Roberts said the shirts were not purchased by his department but were instead clothing already on hand.

"We are not, and will not, be influenced by current political and social debates in the media," Sheriff Roberts said, according to KLRT. "This shirt is not only in use now, but has also been for several months prior. We have taken steps to rectify this issue and insure that this will never happen again."

KTVE reporter Cherith Cobbs reported on Twitter that Sheriff Roberts said that if inmates are not fully clothed, they are allowed to pick out their own new shirts out of a box.

The clothes are articles that have been left behind. Cobbs also reported that if an inmate is wearing a jail uniform while taking a mugshot, they are allowed to pick a shirt out of the box.

The sheriff said that is done so the prisoners aren’t seen wearing jail pinstripes in the mugshot photo.

However, the sheriff's move to help defend inmates' dignity was interpreted to have more nefarious intent after anti-police activist Shaun King tweeted about it.

On Sept. 3, Nike announced its “Just Do It” campaign which featured Kaepernick, the anti-police former NFL quarterback who started the National Anthem protests by kneeling during a 2016 exhibition game.

The company's campaign features Kaepernick with the words "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Kaepernick's "sacrifice" is an apparent reference to the former NFL player's inability to get re-hired after voluntarily quitting the NFL.

The "believe in something," is an apparent reference to Kaepernick calling police officers murderers, and kneeling in protest to the American flag.

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The inmates in Nike shirts started appearing on Sept. 15, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The inmate photos wearing Nike shirts have now been removed from the jail website, according to KLRT.

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VicG
VicG

Love it...

Trefflek
Trefflek

Did the jail force them to put them on? These are criminals in jail and if they don't want to put a nike shirt on won't put a nike shirt on. So stupid.

gfc1963
gfc1963

People complain about anything don't they?? And FUCK Shaun King!

RPG156
RPG156

What if he put them in Hillary 2016 shirts? I mean, there must be a lot of those leftovers going to poor people in 3rd world countries, right?

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

But "sources" say this was done to embarrass Nike and Kaepernick. There are SOURCES, people. This MUST be true.

t-man
t-man

Who put Al Bundy up there in the photo?

Blue_lives_Matter
Blue_lives_Matter

@t-man 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Cookie9301
Cookie9301

Seriously now we are going to whine about what inmate wear. They are inmates. All you non police morons get over yourself get a job or Leave this country. You can leave with or without help. Most shipping containers leaving the docks have room

TxFlgirl
TxFlgirl

😂😂😂👍🏻 love it!!! Kaepernick and Nike suck!

TxFlgirl
TxFlgirl

Yes and take Nike in Kaepernick with you

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

This stunt is going to end up costing the taxpayers money.

ArtBeltran72
ArtBeltran72

Brilliant!!! Buy that Sheriff a beer!

dave71
dave71

Who cares what Talcum X has to say

investigator
investigator

LOVE the Sheriff!!!!! You'd think they'd be thrilled to wear nike shirts!!

Drostrow
Drostrow

Shaun King is white, also crazy.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

I think it was hilarious! Sheriff must have a active funny bone!

Bigg59
Bigg59

Love it Sheriff keep up the outstanding work

Americanpanda23
Americanpanda23

I’m so sad for Shaun king. He needs to get a life. 😢

Icare2
Icare2

It’s a shirt! Wear it, burn it, non issue. Kapaernick is old news. And no one is listening to him.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Some people get so upset over the dumbest things!!!