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"Don't sit up here and tell me that marijuana is not a tool that police officers use to attack black men," Thompson shouted. "This is a tool that police officers use all the time."

Emotion run high in Minnesota debate on legalizing marijuana →

"Somebody came in and mentioned that Larry Doby was sitting up in the stands watching the practice," Thompson told me. "I stopped the practice and made the kids go up and meet him and shake his hand, because he meant so much to me in terms of looking forward and aspiring to have role models.

Larry Doby never played for Senators, but his impact was still felt in Washington →

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