Should police have to listen to what NBA dribbler LeBron James has to say about policing before or while doing their jobs? In a reasonable world, no. In a sane world, no. In this world, yes…because if they do something Lebron or others like him don’t like, then anti-police rhetoric is liable is escalate and riots might well start.
So, a cop took to TikTok to mock that and make fun of LeBron for trying to tell police how to do their jobs. He did so in an absolutely hilarious video in which he pretends to ask LeBron for advice on how to deal with a situation before doing his job. As you can hear in the video below, he said:
LeBron, hey. Yeah, it’s me again. Listen, I’m out here at this disturbance call, and there’s a guy trying to stab another guy with a knife. What do you think I should do? … One guy is trying to stab another guy with a knife. Deadly force is completely justified.
I see. So 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. … Thanks, LeBron!
Sadly, the officer who made this funny video was fired, as the New York Post reported:
The Idaho cop who went viral for a TikTok video mocking LeBron James for meddling in policing issues has been fired.
“I am the latest target of cancel culture,” former Bellevue deputy marshal Nate Silvester told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show Thursday, hours after he was fired.
“That’s all it is,” the officer-turned-viral videomaker insisted.
Silvester was initially suspended for his April 24 TikTok mocking the hoops legend, who was forced to apologize for incendiary posts about policing following the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
The officer, however, told Hannity that it was only after the Lebron video struck a political nerve that anyone cared about his videos, saying, “None of my other videos that depicted me in my uniform or involving body camera footage, none of those mattered. They didn’t care about those. It wasn’t until my LeBron James TikTok struck a political nerve that they started to pay attention and complain about it and came up with forms of discipline.”
WATCH THE VIDEO:
A policeman calls LeBron for advice in hilarious viral video pic.twitter.com/iQmLOKFXHr
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 25, 2021
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