Doug Baldwin demands action on deadly police shootings of black men

Filipino American pro football star Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks made a strong stand on Thursday against police-involved shootings of black men in the United States.

Baldwin, who is of Filipino and African American descent, spoke to reporters just days after fatal police-involved shootings in Charlotte, N.C. and Tulsa, Okla.

“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 de-escalation tactics and crisis management measures,” Baldwin said.

His press conference caught the attention of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who took to Twitter to invite Baldwin for a chat.

The Seahawks wide receiver has been a strong supporter of 49er Colin Kaepernick’s protests over the U.S. National Anthem.

Baldwin said he and his Seahawks teammates have formed a taskforce to meet with local police officials and lawmakers.

He described some meetings that have already taken place as enlightening and eye-opening.

 

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  • Santiago Del Mundo
    1 October 2016 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I’ve seen Kaepernick taking advantage on liberal media coverage and throwing his 10-cents into it…it’s far from being a real American or a football MVP…

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