According to The Blaze, Arkansas resident Jimmie Cavin is an ardent supporter of law enforcement and first responders. But he, unfortunately, found himself on the wrong side of police last week after he had law enforcement called on him for protesting in support of the police.
Last Thursday, Cavin posted up outside a Nike store at a mall in west Little Rock. He sat on the tailgate of his truck and waved a black flag adorned with a blue strip, a universal pro-police symbol.
Apparently, his support of the police made the store employees nervous. It’s what happened next that should leave you in stitches!
“My priority is supporting law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics,” Cavin told KLRT-TV.
Cavin explains that about 15 minutes into his demonstration a Little Rock officer approached him about a ‘disturbance’. Cavin says that was unprovoked after all, he didn’t approach or speak to anyone.
According to a police report, a store manager at the Nike store phoned police.
“So, Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police,” Cavin explained.
As Reported By Fox News:
Nike’s polarizing decision to put Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest ad campaign has aggravated NFL employees, infuriated fans and even affected the sneaker giant’s stock. But publicly, at least, the league is playing nice with its corporate partner.
“The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity. We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities,” NFL Executive Vice President Jocelyn Moore said in a statement. “The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”
While the NFL issued a gentle statement, some league office staffers have expressed annoyance that a corporate partner would throw the national anthem controversy back into the news cycle only four days before the season’s start.