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LAPD Officer Condemns LeBron James' Tweet About Ma'Khia

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph Condemns LeBron James’ Tweet About Ma’Khia

LeBron James have been under heavy criticism following his controversial tweet on Ma’Khia Bryant. “You’re Next #Accountability” the NBA star wrote alongside a photo of Nicholas Reardon, the Columbus Ohio police officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant.

Conservatives have since been giving the Los Angeles Lakers icon a hard time. He was accused of inciting violence against the officer. Although he’d denied the claims, critics won’t stop coming at him.

Infact, former President Donald Trump, released a statement on LeBron’s tweet, saying the baller’s racist rants are divisive, nasty and insulting. Again, James has received an open letter from an LAPD officer over the since deleted contentious tweet.

LAPD Officer Condemns LeBron James' Tweet About Ma'Khia

The Officer, Deon Joseph, began his letter by saying he wasn’t coming “from a place of hatred” and complimented the sports icon for his charitable work. Then he let LeBron have it.

“Instead of apologizing, you deflected,” wrote Joseph. “You said you took your tweet down because you did not want it to be used for hate, when the tweet itself was the embodiment of hatred, rooted in a lack of understanding of the danger of the situation.” Joseph added that he hoped to sit down with James to explain to him “the reality of the profession of policing.”




“You are tired of Black folks dying? So am I. You hate racism and police brutality? So do I. But you cannot paint 800,000 men and women who are of all races, faiths, sexual orientations and are also mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, preachers, coaches, community members and just human with such a broad and destructive brush.”

Dear Lebron:

I am not going to come at you from a place of hatred. There will be no name calling. I was raised to see…

Posted by Officer Deon Joseph on Sunday, April 25, 2021

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