Last week, NBA star LeBron James received backlash after he targeted the Columbus police officer who shot Ma’Khia Bryant while she was trying to stab another woman with a knife.
He quickly deleted the post after receiving a lot of criticism.
LeBron James has now deleted the tweet calling for the cop to be arrested for shooting the woman armed with a knife, but don’t worry. The internet is forever.
I blurred out the officer’s face on purpose. pic.twitter.com/dbv5dPrZ87
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) April 21, 2021
Trying to make it ok, Lebron tried to justify his post writing, “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
What didn’t make sense about Lebron’s tweet was that the officer did save a black life when he shot Ma’khia, video showed if the officer hesitated another black woman would have been seriously hurt or killed.
If you’ve seen the video, the Columbus Officer was given mere seconds to react and was a professional throughout the incident. There was no time for the officer to “de-escalate” the situation, he barely had enough time to save the girl in pink.
In response to LeBron a police officer posted a hilarious video torching LeBron James.
Oh my goodness You must listen 🎧 to this in response to LeBron James and BLMpic.twitter.com/ENOSJXME23
— CONNIE’S CORNER (@CRRJA5) April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021