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Le Bron James reacts to Jacob Blake shooting, says Blacks in America are scared

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American basketball player, Lebron James has reacted to the unarmed black man, Blake, who was shot multiple times as he entered an SUV in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

His three children aged three, five and eight were in the car, according to a family attorney.

In his words;

“If you’re sitting here telling me that there was no way to subdue that gentleman, or detain him, or before the firing of guns, then you’re sitting here, you’re lying to not only me, you’re lying to every African American, every Black person in the community because we see it over and over and over,” James told reporters.

“If you watch the video, there (were) multiple moments where if they wanted to they could have tackled him, they could have grabbed him. They could have done that. Why does it always have to get to a point where we see the guns firing?

“And his family is there. The kids are there. It’s in broad daylight … It’s just, quite frankly, it’s just f**ked up in our community.”

“I know people get tired of hearing me say it but we are scared as Black people in America,” James continued.

“Black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified. Because you don’t know, you have no idea. You have no idea how that cop that day left the house. You don’t know if he woke up on the good side of the bed, you don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed.”

“You don’t know if one of his kids said something crazy to him and he left the house steaming. Or maybe he just left the house saying today is gonna be the end for one of these Black people.

“That’s what it feels like. That’s what it feels like. It just hurts, it hurts.”

“It’s through the grace of God that he’s still living. Seven shots, close range, and he’s still alive? That’s through the grace of God right there, and my prayers go out to that family and that community.

“But I’ve got nothing nice to say about those cops at all. At all.”

However, according to reports, Blake is in a stable condition in an intensive care unit.

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Two Wisconsin police officers have since been placed on administrative leave and the police union has urged the public to withhold judgment until “all the facts are known.”

However, protests have started in Kenosha and across the US in the wake of the incident.

 

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