On Sunday videos surfaced from Kenosha, Wisconsin, of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, being shot seven times in the back by a police officer as he tried opening his car door while ignoring the responding officers. His four children were reportedly in the car when the shooting occured.
In a simular press release released by CBS News, LeBron James said 'We are scared as Black people in America' – Yes, we can definity tell that by all the chaos – causing, destruction-filled riots that have caused numerous deaths and loss of livelihoods throughout the country.
Perhaps peacefully protesting would, oh I don't know, lead to peaceful conversations about ways to improve in our societies?
Fighting fire with fire never ends well for either party involved.
Like in this situation, where you think walking away and ignoring police officers while they have guns on you, opening your car door and reaching in and expecting this NOT to happen?
Check out LeBron's tweet that's been making the news waves below:
The New York Post also reported:
LeBron James took to Twitter Monday to denounce Sunday’s shooting of a black Wisconsin man by police.
“And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this??!!!” the hoops star tweeted.
“Exactly another black man being targeted,” he continued. “This s–t is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE”
On August 26th, Local 12 released infomation about NBA boycotts in protest of shooting of Jacob Blake:
The dramatic series of moves began when the Bucks — the NBA’s team from Wisconsin, a state rocked in recent days by the shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man — didn’t take the floor for their playoff game against the Magic. The teams were set to begin Game 5 of their series shortly after 4 p.m., with the Bucks needing a win to advance to the second round.
“Some things are bigger than basketball," Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry tweeted. “The stand taken today by the players and (the organization) shows that we’re fed up. Enough is enough. Change needs to happen. I’m incredibly proud of our guys and we stand 100% behind our players ready to assist and bring about real change."
The Reds at Milwaukee Brewers game on Wednesday was also reportedly called off after both teams agreed not to play in protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc.
James previously spoke on Blake's shooting: