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Some Jefferson Parish (LA) deputies are refusing to work extra detail shifts at Bonnabel High School football games after a majority of the team took a knee during the national anthem during last weekend’s football game.
“I was a bit taken aback at first. Keep in mind, I know what is happening nationally with some of the protests that’s happening across the country,” Jefferson Parish Public Schools Superintendent Isaac Joseph said.
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Joseph admits, though, that the students are within their rights to stand or kneel for the flag.
Sheriff Newell Normand understands why some of his deputies have refused to work the games. said,“I understand why, in light of Colin Kaepernick’s comments, specifically when he says, ‘Cops are getting paid leave for killing people.’ That’s not right, that’s not right by anyone’s standards. The fact of the matter is we risk our lives each and every day for the safety and security of our constituency throughout this country.”
The Sheriff says that he won’t force his deputies to work a detail that they feel disrespects their job.