Arkansas Sheriff Forcing Inmates To Wear Nike Shirts In Mugshots To Mock Colin Kaepernick: Report
The Union County Sheriff’s Department in Arkansas has reportedly been taking mugshots of inmates wearing Nike t-shirts “to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick.”
Shaun King, a reporter for The Intercept, tweeted a picture of the mugshots, which were reportedly removed from the sheriff’s department’s website:
The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots.
Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/9z9Nw9hxuF
— Shaun King (@shaunking) October 11, 2018
AlterNet.org notes an update to the story:
According to the jail roster, the use of Nike t-shirts in mugshots by Union County Sheriff’s Department goes back to mid-September.
After King’s tweet went viral on Wednesday night, the Union County Sheriff’s Department contacted Sheriff Ricky Roberts for comment but was unable to reach him.