An Idaho cop Nate Silvester has been suspended without pay, after he released a now viral video clip on TikToK poking fun at NBA star LeBron James for his lack of understanding on police matters.
The video was posted on TikTok after LeBron James made a target out of the officer who helped saved a life in the Makhia Bryant incident.
The shooting was absolutely warranted and necessary in saving an innocent life, meanwhile LeBron chose to virtue signal and play to his ignorant fan base.
It seems it is not enough that cops are put in the line of fire every day, they now risk getting suspended for little things like this.
Here’s the video:
Good morning. This is great. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/nfCaEOhedR
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 26, 2021
The Federalist has more on the story:
An Idaho cop was suspended this week after a video of him poking fun at NBA star LeBron James went viral on TikTok.
Last week, after an officer killed a teenage girl wielding a knife to save the life of another black girl, James threatened the cop in a Twitter post that said “YOU’RE NEXT #accountablity.” It was after James quickly removed the tweet and then refused to apologize that Deputy Nate Silvester made a video mocking the Los Angeles Lakers player and pretending to ask him for advice on policing.
Excuse me, could you please put the knife down, sir,” Silvester yelled before asking a fictional James “you don’t care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person?”
“I mean, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again you are really good at basketball so I guess I’ll take your word for it,” Silvester continued.
The TikTok, which garnered more than 700,000 likes by Thursday afternoon prompted a public condemnation from the Bellevue Marshal’s Office which said it heard about the “extreme controversy” from people in the community who “took the time to reach out to us.”
Unfortunately, while LeBron was applauded by his comrades in the media and his colleagues for his attack on the cop, Officer Nate Silvester has been suspended simply for mocking his ignorant take (Liberal Privileges I guess).
Sean Hannity invited Nate on Fox to discuss the challenges facing the Police in Biden’s America with Leo Terrell.
VIRAL TIKTOK COP SUSPENDED: Nate Silvester, a cop in Idaho, was suspended after a video of him pretending to ask LeBron James for advice went viral. TONIGHT, he and @TheLeoTerrell will weigh in on the challenges facing police in America. https://t.co/HH1efpXWUW
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 1, 2021
Concerned Patriots helped set up a fundraising campaign for him and at the time of this post, the fundraising page launched to support him has raised $269,807 in just two days.
The Washington Examiner has more on this:
A GoFundMe page for an Idaho police officer who went viral mocking LeBron James has raised over $200,000.
Police officer Nate Silvester was suspended for posting the viral video mocking the NBA superstar’s response to the shooting death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant earlier this month, and the fundraising page launched to support him has raised $222,191 in just two days.
“The recent viral TikTok video of a cop calling out Lebron James has cost the cop, my best friend in the world, Officer Nate Silvester a suspension without pay,” the page’s organizer, Gannon Ward, wrote. “He’s still got his job for now, but apparently the town where he polices didn’t find his TikTok as amazingly comical, and accurate as the 4.5 million viewers did, including some major news networks.
Ward continues, “The future is uncertain. I just don’t want to see my friend lose out on any money for this, when it was meant to be satirical, and to point out an obvious flaw in Lebron’s logic. Please donate what you can contribute. Every dollar helps! Thanks!!”
Almost 7,000 people have contributed financially to the page as of Friday afternoon.
Officer Nate Silvester has promised to use the funds in shedding positive light on law enforcement. Admirable if you ask me.
UPDATE: In a YouTube video, Nate Silvester said he'd use money from a GoFundMe "to make more content to shed positive light on law enforcement.""https://t.co/FKkqlCzk1E
— Devin Ramey (@KTVBDevin) April 29, 2021
Users on social media indicated how unjust it is to suspend a cop who has served this country because of a mocking but valid video:
An Idaho cop who mocked LeBron James in a viral Tik Tok video has been suspended without pay and is now under investigation, with many expecting him to lose his job.https://t.co/Vhaql0FKvF
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 30, 2021
The police officer who posted a hilarious video mocking LeBron James has been suspended from his job over the harmless joke.
Nate Silvester, a detective in Twin Falls, Idaho, aims to “humanize the badge”
— Clemonce DuVall (@cleoworks1) April 29, 2021
— Sean Moss (@sean_moss92) May 1, 2021
~Come on Idaho PD, LeBron brought this scorn upon him himself~ James is a Communist sympathizer, police hater and deserves every bit of mocking he gets~ I stand with this officer~~
An Idaho cop mocked LeBron James in a viral video and was suspended after complaints https://hota
— Sunshine (@az_mathe) April 30, 2021
"I have no doubt the left is going to do its level best to get this guy fired with all of their usual subtlety" https://t.co/2QL0TwNLmK
— Dr Corn Pop, Joe Biden's fictional boyhood nemesis (@IloiloKano) April 30, 2021
You can make a donation to the fund, if you want to keep pushing the left nuts.