Seahawks’ Baldwin Calls for Change in Wake of Shootings
RENTON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has called for a review of training policies for law enforcement across the country, saying the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem now needs follow through.
Baldwin gave a prepared statement on Thursday in a fashion similar to what teammate Richard Sherman did a day earlier. Baldwin said the situation has reached a point where action is needed.
Baldwin said he has consulted with his father, a police officer, to gather information.
"The situation that's upon us right now, what's going on in our country, it's devastating .... We cannot tolerate this," Baldwin said.
Baldwin and Sherman's statements came in the wake of a pair of police shootings this week, one in Charlotte, North Carolina, another in Tulsa, Oklahoma.