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This story appears in ESPN The Magazines September 19 NFL Preview II Issue. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys . Subscribe today!IN 1994, WHEN Colin Kaepernick was 7 years old, Congress gave the federal government the power to oversee local police departments. According to The Washington Post, when the Justice Department has exercised this power -- in cities such as LA, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, Ferguson and 20 others that were assigned independent monitors -- it found patterns of excessive-force violations in 64 percent of cases. Now Milwaukee, in such turmoil it once requested government assistance, is the latest under DOJ investigation.The fragile relationship between police and African-Americans is in deep crisis, anecdotally and statistically, and when Kaepernick expressed his awakening by refusing to stand for the national anthem, he and any peers considering similarly expressing themselves learned how society will respond to their citizenship and dissent: by using a playbook of distortion and misdirection as old and predictable as the Packer sweep.For the past two years, after Michael Browns killing in Ferguson gave rise to a volatile America divided by police and protest, the sports machine -- rooted in the structure of black player/white media/white ticket buyer/white owner -- was largely silent. Some prominent black players expressed support for the protesters; virtually no white male players did. With the exception of the Baltimore Orioles, teams have ignored the grief of their large black fan bases and abandoned their historical neutrality on social issues in favor of hero worship of police at the ballpark, supported by a white mainstream that is rarely the target of police aggression.Kaepernick protested, and the reaction was predictable. White athletes and the predominantly white media, once largely silent, finally spoke but said very little about the substance of his dissent. They opted for intimidation by pile-on. Athletes and pundits were canvassed, leaving the likes of Drew Brees and Boomer Esiason -- who have no record of scholarship, interest or knowledge regarding police brutality -- to distort Kaepernicks position into a lazy, pseudo-erudite conversation about patriotism. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said something while saying nothing. I understand and respect the cause ... but I love the flag, he said, only adding to a false argument designed to reinforce the foundation of the establishment.The response to Kaepernick was an up-close view of the machine and the powerful components that combine to make it work. He exposed the mainstream impulse to discuss social issues only within boundaries that empower it. On its face, the concept of what the flag stands for is uncomplicated, and pouring Kaepernicks statement through the funnel of patriotism allows the majority to remain on the offensive. It allows a smothering of thought to masquerade as courage, for people to maintain their delusions and lack of knowledge while appearing to be provocative. Too many of Kaepernicks critics know nothing -- and have shown they dont care to know -- about the black community, its relationship with police or the staggering statistics that have driven thousands to the streets.The response also exposes just how thoroughly unprepared the mainstream is to comprehend America through the lens of the black Americans they cheer and work alongside. Real, difficult concepts -- like America not living up to the ideals of its flag (as the Dixie Chicks protested in 2003, to similar backlash), or how police could shoot a 12-year-old child in Cleveland and go unpunished, or how federal oversight of local police was granted in response to officers beating Rodney King when Kaepernick was 3 years old -- are met with hostility and simplistic narratives about patriotism and freedom of speech.This outrage was never intended to consider Kaepernicks politics, but it did serve an important purpose for the machine by allowing his questions of race, class and policing to remain ignored. It allowed the illusion of discussion to isolate the dissenter while reinforcing the authority of an establishment whose calls for healing do not translate into police reform. It allowed players to pander without thinking and created enough backlash and fear -- anonymous quotes from executives have threatened to essentially blackball Kaepernick from the NFL -- to give other dissenters financial pause before protesting.Meanwhile, Laquan McDonald remains without justice, as do Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile and Tamir Rice. The opportunity to understand Kaepernicks worldview is all but gone, replaced by a useless referendum on who loves the flag. NFL Jerseys Outlet . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. The U.S. wrestler and retired mixed martial artist says he was visiting his brothers farm in Saskatchewan and decided he wanted to hear what the premier had to say. 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No surgery is planned for the shoulder issue.The Mets have estimated a three-month recovery time for the elbow procedure, so Matz should be ready for spring training.?The surgery will be next week at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.Matz, 25, went 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA in 22 starts during what was considered his rookie season, even though he also contributed with the Mets in 2015.He becomes the latest starting pitcher to be shut down by the Mets for the remainder of 2016.Matt Harvey underwent surgery in July to remove a ribb and alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome. China NFL Jerseys Sale. Jacob deGrom underwent surgery Wednesday to move the ulnar nerve in his pitching elbow. Zack Wheelers intended return from Tommy John surgery has been tabled until next season because of multiple setbacks from the original March 2015 procedure.Even Jonathon Niese, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates as a rotation hedge, subsequently underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.As a result, the Mets will rely on a pair of rookies in the postseason rotation if they are able to qualify. In addition to Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon, right-handers Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman are expected to round out the Mets starting pitching corps in October.The Mets have acknowledged that Syndergaard also has a bone spur in his pitching elbow. However, team officials have indicated Syndergaard will not need to have the issue addressed by surgery this offseason. 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