North Smithfield Narrowly Passes Nike Resolution

(North Smithfield, RI)  --  The North Smithfield Town Council is approving a resolution to request that town departments refrain from purchasing Nike products.  Nike has generated controversy for its new series of advertisements featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality.  The vote at Monday's town council meeting on the resolution, which was introduced by council president and former Rhode Island State Police trooper John Beauregard, was 3-to-2.  The Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU had urged against the motion's passage.


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