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“The agencies that these officers, these new officers are going to out of police academy, have not progressively kept up with the changes and the culture changes that exist in America today,” Baldwin Sr. said. “And there’s a breakdown of communication. There’s a lack of bridging those gaps and understanding the different cultures that exist and the different mindsets of people that exist today opposed to what they used to be back say even 10 years ago or 20 years ago.
“So that is where we’re running into problems. And I told Doug that I am not an advocate of universal federalization of policing practices. But at the same time, if we continue down this road where we are running into these issues and problems because of the lack of consistent training and comprehensive training, it’s almost to the point now Chris Harris Jr Jersey where we’re going to have to universally initiate some type of training policy that is standard and minimum throughout the country for law enforcement agencies to follow.”
Before the season, sociologist and activist Dr. Harry Edwards met with the Seahawks for a three-hour discussion. One of the things he told the players was the difference between a mob and a movement is the follow-through.
So as Baldwin Jr. and the Seahawks work to get back to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years, the wide receiver remains committed to using his platform for causes that have nothing to do with football.
“Athletes can have a very important role in these discussions because so many people, especially youth, look up to athletes,” Baldwin Sr. said. “And they’re very popular, iconic figures in our communities. So they have a power that most normal people don’t have, and sometimes by possessing that type of power, the power to persuade people to listen, it’s enormous.
“I don’t want my son growing up in an environment where he fears law enforcement. His father is a law enforcement officer. Both of my boys grew up around their father wearing a uniform, representing something good and something to be proud of. And I want him to always look at other officers in the same image that he looks at his father as in that uniform. I think he has taken all this personal because he doesn’t want his brother or his children to grow up in this type of culture. And I think that’s why he’s so passionate about it.”