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Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin Calls for Change in Police Tactics After Shootings

Thursday, September 22, 2016 17:22
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Seahawks wide out Doug Baldwin is speaking out again, as today he had a press conference calling for change in America after another week of violence after more questionable shootings by police.

Baldwin during the presser called on all 50 states’ attorney generals to review police training and procedures.

Here’s the comments from the Seattle wide receiver, who has been vocal of the ongoing situations with police around the country.

“This is not an isolated incident. This is not an isolated conversation. This is not isolated to some specific parts of our country, we see that now. And the advancement of technology has proven that, from video of Rodney King in 1991 to numerous incidents that we now have visual evidence of today.

“Now this is not an indictment of our law enforcement agencies, I just want to be clear. We know that there’s a select few, a very minute few, of law enforcement who are not abiding by those laws and policies. However, we also know that there are laws and policies that are in place that are not correcting the issues that we have in our society right now.

“So, as an American, a black male in this country, I’m suggesting, calling — I’m demanding that all 50 state attorney generals call for a review of their policies and training policies for police and law enforcement to eliminate militaristic cultures while putting a higher emphasis on deescalation tactics and crisis management measures.

“With that being said, I believe that the greatest power we have is our people. And with great power comes great responsibility. And I’ve said this before, and as Martin Luther King famously said that, ‘We must not become a culture, a society, that is more concerned with order than justice.’ And I believe that if we are more concerned with order than justice, then we lose both.”

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