As we reported, basketball star LeBron James put a big target on the back of the Columbus, Ohio, cop who shot Ma’Khia Bryant while she was trying to stab another black girl.
He posted this tweet to his 50 million followers, but then later deleted it after a huge backlash.
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
He later followed up with this justification for threatening the officer.
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 James pointed out with this tweet was how this really isn’t about “black lives.” Because if your first concern is black lives, you see that the officer saved the life of the black victim. If your first concern is having a cudgel to attack police with, you don’t see that.
To clarify: Lebron is ok with black people killing other black people… he’s only upset when a white police officer stops the murder from happening.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 21, 2021
The Columbus officer was faced with the worst possible situation to drive up to, a life or death decision, with a couple of seconds to decide how to respond. No, he didn’t have time to “de-escalate;” he barely saved the life of the girl in pink, as it was.
But now, a police officer has a great response to LeBron, taking on the question of how James and others on the left seem to think the Columbus officer should have responded in a humorous, TikTok video. This is great.
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
Perfect! Best part? “Michael Jordan’s the GOAT.”
Hopefully, this cop doesn’t get canned for this comedic turn. But nicely done, officer, and spot on!