Posted on April 25, 2019

Kaepernick Doll Seen Chained to Truck in San Jose on Eve of Texas Execution

Mike Moffitt, SFGate, April 24, 2019

A doll-size effigy of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was seen chained to a truck’s trailer hitch at a Safeway gas station Tuesday night in San Jose.

The sighting came a day before an avowed Texas racist was to be executed for the 1998 truck-dragging murder of a black man in one of the most gruesome lynching cases in modern U.S. history.

NBC Bay Area reported that Joanna Acevedo took a photo of the small doll and posted it on Twitter. In a follow-up tweet, she wrote, “This is racist no matter the intention (ie. Raiders vs. niners rivalry).”


John William King, one of the three men convicted in the 1998 killing of James Byrd, Jr., is scheduled to die Wednesday for his role in the murder. {snip}