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The United States continues going through a horrifying time. Gun violence has torn the country apart, and black families continue feeling the wrath of racist violence.
During the ESPYS, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul delivered a powerful message to their fellow athletes and entertainers. Since then, high-profile stars have voiced the opinion more than ever on these devastating issues, but that hasn’t stopped the police brutality.
The recent shooting of 40-year-old (unarmed) Terence Crutcher has shook up the entire country. Many NBA players were furious, and took to their social media to express their frustration/pain. Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook and Isaiah Thomas posted these messages on their Instagram.
#enoughisenough from @realjohngray – A terrorist in New Jersey bombs New York has a shoot out with cops and gets grazed with a bullet. And safely arrested. A man with car trouble in Tulsa gets TAZED then shot. And then they stand there. Don't offer him aid, comfort, nothing. No gun. No criminal activity. And I've heard people say "he should have complied". As if that has ANYTHING TO DO WITH KILLING AN UNARMED MAN. Stop making excuses. His color got him killed. If that was a well dressed non-black female, do you think the helicopter pilot would have said "she looks like a bad person" in the same manner they said Terrance Crutcher "looks like a bad person"? Of course not. His color was the only thing that made him bad. From 500 feet in the air. I'm tired man. And I'm scared. Cuz I'm big and my skin is brown. Lord don't let my car break down, don't let me be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Don't let me reach for my phone or do anything threatening. Jesus help THIS NATION.
Tell me this, how does an unarmed black man whose car is stalled and needs help get shot and killed by police officers, while the NY and NJ bombing suspect who actually shot at police officers gets apprehended and is alive? I guess being black is worse than being a terrorist. Even with your hands up, no gun, and in need of HELP, being black is still a crime. My sincerest condolences to Terence Crutcher's family🙏🏿