Braves: Dale Murphy says his son was shot in eye during protests

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Since the disturbing video reached the media of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota, people of all races have banded together against police brutality. Unfortunately, not all of it has been peaceful.

As a result of the riots that have taken place, police officers are filling the streets armed with tear gas, pepper spray, flashbangs, and rubber bullets — the latter being the most damaging. While rubber bullets are usually not fatal, they sure can inflict a hell of a lot of damage, as we’ve seen from pictures across the internet. And yesterday, it hit a bit closer to home for a former Braves legend, Dale Murphy.
The two-time MVP tweeted out that his son, who was peacefully protesting in Denver, was struck in the eye with a rubber bullet.

Luckily, he says he was able to avoid losing the eye together. Although, as we’ve seen, not all victims have been so fortunate. He tweeted out a picture of him shortly after.

For the second night in a row, Atlanta has been locked down after 9:00 PM, with the Mayor ordering a city-wide curfew, and there are no signs of this slowing down anytime soon. So, if you decide to protest peacefully, please do so carefully and avoid situations that could result in severe injuries. We wish Dale’s son the best and hope for a speedy recovery.

1 thought on “Braves: Dale Murphy says his son was shot in eye during protests”

  1. This is truly sad. Civic duty and responsibility includes speaking up for peaceful protests and holding accountable abuses of authority. Hopefully, Murphy’s son will recover quickly.

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