Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin calls for changes in deadly use of force law

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin appeared before a legislative task force at the state capitol Monday to recommend changes to a law that prevents law enforcement officers from being charged with a crime in uses of deadly force unless it can be proven that they acted with “malice” and without “good faith.”

According to The Seattle Times, the Justin Ellis Authentic Jersey task force voted to remove the references of “malice” and “good faith” from the law.

“The major part of it is that it sends a message to the community that law enforcement and the agencies that represent law enforcement, that they’re serious about the gravity of their decisions and about the standards that they hold themselves to,” Baldwin said.

“And it sends a deep message to the community of just that. And an olive branch, if you will, that they’re willing to work with the community. It heals a much-needed relationship. As far as being able to prosecute police officers, obviously that’s not the intent.

Wasted opportunities are why the Redskins could roll up 505 yards of offense but still leave on the wrong end of a 31-26 score. You shouldn’t feel bad about what they can do in future games, but to do more than sneak in as the last playoff entrant, they have to do a much better job of converting the opportunities they get.

Jordan Reed caught two touchdown passes as part of a good day for the Redskins’ passing game.

Missed chances hurt the Redskins in a loss to Dallas earlier this year, hurt them in a loss to Detroit and cost them a tie with Cincinnati. The Redskins are still 6-4-1 and still in good position to make the playoffs. Their offense will always give them a chance to hurt most teams. They’re explosive, and quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing well — he threw for 449 yards and three Karl Joseph Authentic Jersey touchdowns Thursday. You can’t say it’s all because of the talent around him. It isn’t. There’s a lot to be encouraged by when it comes to Cousins and the offense.

“Twenty[-six] points should be good enough to win in the NFL,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

But that makes what happened Thursday disappointing. The Redskins were in position to win this game. But on two early trips inside the red zone, for example, they settled for field goals. They used a new formation on one play — the Wildcat — and lost a yard.

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