Angels reliever Keynan Middleton takes a knee during Anthem

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Keynan Middleton, who has been vocal on Twitter and Instagram about social issues, took a knee during the National Anthem before the Angels game on Monday night in San Diego.Middleton took a knee and raised his fist, following in the model of other athletes who have made such symbolic statements against systemic racism.Middleton indicated through a team spokesman that he would release a statement via his social media. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Manager Joe Maddon said after the game that Middleton informed the team of his plans in a previous meeting on the subject of social injustice. Maddon added that the team was “totally supportive.” Maddon said he does not know if Middleton plans to continue kneeling during the Anthem.“The thing I have encouraged all these guys to do is to create their own truth,” Maddon said. “What’s in your heart? How you can change things? That’s a wonderful young man and he’s among a lot of wonderful young people that are going to demonstrate in that way, but there was no disrespect whatsoever to the flag.”Maddon added: “I’m very proud that he stood up for his beliefs. It’s not easy to do that. A young man like that. He’s the only one out here doing that.” Earlier in the night, several members of the San Francisco Giants, including Manager Gabe Kapler, took a knee during the Anthem before their game in Oakland.center_img Maddon said he finds that form of statement to be powerful.“It’s very useful form of protest,” Maddon said. “You should be open to it. You try to really understand what’s behind it. It’s so easy to misinterpret. Just like misinterpreting that those of us standing don’t support Black Lives Matter. That would be an absolute misinterpretation. At the end of the day, take a deep breath. Listen, listening skills are really important right now.”Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

first_imgWellington Police Notes: Monday, September 12, 2016:•3:40 a.m. Chelsie M. Seyfert, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for owner permit operation of uninsured vehicle.•3:40 a.m. Officers investigated failure to give proper signal, driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•3:40 a.m. Officers conducted a warrant service for Kay County, Okla. for unauthorized use of a vehicle.•3:53 a.m. Casey M. Williams, 25, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Kay County, Okla. for unauthorized use of a vehicle.•3:53 a.m. Casey M. Williams, 25, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended, no insurance and fail to signal a turn.•7:34 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of 15th and G, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile female, 15, Wellington and Irene F. Monson, 43, Wellington.•10:38 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt in the 200 block S. Haslet, Wellington.•11:40 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•1:16 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•1:20 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 1100 block N. B, Wellington.•2:48 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•7:15 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Celestina J. Sparman, Wellington.•7:43 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 1100 block E. 4th, Wellington.•8:43 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 800 block N. Jefferson, Wellington by known suspect.•9:24 p.m. Devon J. P. Corp, 18, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•10:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block E. 4th, Wellington.last_img read more