A U.S. senator is accusing LeBron James of “inciting violence” against a police officer after the NBA superstar shared a photo of the cop with the caption “you’re next.”
James posted — and has since deleted — a picture of the police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant during a violent incident Tuesday outside of a home in Columbus, Ohio.
“YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” James wrote insinuating that he should be prosecuted just like Derek Chauvin.
Bodycam footage shows Bryant in a physical altercation with two other people … when the officer opens fires four shots at Ma’Khia — killing her.
Clearly, LeBron felt the officer used excessive force, and feels the situation could have been resolved without fatal gunfire.
The National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted that LeBron “should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in.”
The message was echoed by Sen. Tom Cotton from Arkansas who called James’ post disgraceful and dangerous.”
James said in another tweet “This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system” … “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
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