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Posted: September 23, 2016

Seahawks’ Baldwin calls for change after shootings

Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on prior to Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. 
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Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on prior to Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. 

By KIRO 7 - Seattle

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is calling 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 some follow-through.

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Baldwin gave a prepared statement on Thursday, similar to what teammate Richard Sherman did Wednesday. 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.

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Washington’s attorney general reached out to Baldwin on Twitter after the news conference.

Baldwin and Sherman's statements came in the wake of a pair of police shootings this week, one in Charlotte, North Carolina; and another in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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