Former MLB star Dale Murphy stated Sunday his son, Shawn, was hit by a rubber bullet during George Floyd protests in Denver.
Murphy, who received two Nationwide League MVP awards as a member of the Atlanta Braves, tweeted an image of his son bleeding under the left eye. Murphy stated his son was amongst others injured whereas making an attempt to have their voices heard during the protests.
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“Last night, my son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting for justice for George Floyd. His story is not unique. Countless others have also experienced this use of excessive police force while trying to have their voices heard,” Murphy tweeted.
Murphy stated strangers helped his son out during the protests. One individual gave his son goggles earlier than he was shot and one other individual drove him to the hospital. He stated that others weren’t as fortunate, including they “will be permanently disabled due to excessive police force.”
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“As terrible as this experience has been, we know that it’s practically nothing compared to the systemic racism and violence against Black life that he was protesting in the first place. Black communities across America have been terrorized for centuries by excessive police force,” he added.
“If you’re a beneficiary of systemic racism, then you will not be able to dismantle it at no cost to yourself. You will have to put yourself at risk. It might not always result in being physically attacked, but it will require you to make yourself vulnerable.”
Murphy inspired his followers to donate to a memorial GoFundMe for Floyd and supplied methods for them to assist protesters.
Shawn Murphy is a former NFL offensive lineman.
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Protesters and police clashed in Denver and lots of different cities within the U.S. holding protests over the dying of the police-involved dying of George Floyd. A number of companies have been broken and a curfew was positioned in response.