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Michigan top cop punished for Facebook post on NFL protests

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DETROIT (AP) -

The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates."

Gov. Rick Snyder announced the decision Thursday. He says Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue still must work while her salary is suspended for five days.

The governor says he has "full faith" in Etue's leadership.

On Sept. 24, Etue shared a meme on her personal Facebook page that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "millionaire ingrates who hate America." She has apologized but hasn't publicly explained why she shared it.

Some black lawmakers want her fired. Snyder says it's time to "find common ground rather than rehash past mistakes."

“This administration continues to ignore the fact that Col. Etue’s post has seriously damaged her credibility and compromised her leadership,” said Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint). “As we have attempted to work with the governor in the wake of failed policies, it has become clear that this attempt is one-sided. We have experienced no genuine movement of policies and the priorities of people of color but an egregious and obstructive abuse of political influence that undermines even a hint of fairness and equitable treatment.”

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