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Police Shootings Athletes Speak Out


August 27, 2020

Milwaukee Brewers Devin Williams chose to make a statement during his team’s baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds. As he walked up to the mound to pitch, he used his cleats to inscribe “BLM” in protest of the continual injustice Blacks across the country continue to face. Williams, 25, is a relief pitcher for the Brewers. The Milwaukee team plays about an hour's distance away from Kenosha, WI where the most recent incident of police brutality occurred. Many other athletes are taking moments during their careers to act and speak out against the injustices and police brutality of...

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