Moments ago, LeBron James explained why he took down his controversial “YOU’RE NEXT” tweet down.
James wrote “YOU’RE NEXT” along with a photo of a police officer who shot and killed a black teenage girl who police say had a knife and was about to stab another 20 year old young woman.
Per NBC News “Body camera video appears to show a fight when the officer arrives. Two females are in a confrontation, and one falls to the ground in front of the officer. The girl who was later shot appears to move toward another person near a car, and the officer appears to repeat, “get down” before firing four times.”
LeBron wrote after he deleted his tweet:
ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!
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