The tragic killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright has the world once
again mourning the death of a Black man by police in Minnesota.
Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks, who played with the Minnesota
Twins from 2013 to 2015, was so affected he had to sit out Monday’s
Yankees team’s manager Aaron Boone told reporters on April 12, “With
all that’s going on in Minneapolis, he’s having a tough time right
now. We had a conversation in my office, and he felt like it was best
to not be in the starting lineup tonight, and I certainly support
On the afternoon of April 11, Daunte Wright was stopped by police due
to an air freshener in his rearview mirror, according to his mother.
Police claimed there was an outstanding warrant, and he was shot when
re-entering his vehicle.
Police said it was an “accidental discharge” and the officer meant to
use a taser, not a gun.
Click ▶️ to listen to Clay Cane’s AURN News report:
Aaron Boone talks about his message to those criticizing Aaron Hicks’ decision to sit out tonight’s game following the police shooting in Minneapolis:— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) April 12, 2021
“Aaron’s hurting in a huge way” pic.twitter.com/NueSJ632vP