LeBron James Deletes Tweet About Cop Who Killed Ma’Khia Bryant

Disgraced ex-cop Derek Chauvin‘s murder conviction on Tuesday has been called a step in the right direction of police accountability. When another officer-involved death happened around the same time — the victim being 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant — one emotional response came from NBA superstar LeBron James.

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LeBron’s Takes Down Tweet Targeting Ohio Cop

On the same day Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd in Minnesota, the world found out about Columbus, Ohio, police officer Nicholas Reardon fatally shooting Ma’Khia Bryant. LeBron tweeted a picture of Reardon with the caption “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with an hourglass emoji. Later on, LeBron deleted the tweet.

“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.”

Game Explodes Over Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting Death

West Coast rapper Game is numb with rage and spoke out on the tragedy of teenage girl Ma’Khia Bryant being shot and killed in Ohio, pointing out he didn’t even have time to celebrate the Chauvin conviction before hearing the heartbreaking news.

“16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant murdered by police in Columbus Ohio. This is beyond sad. … There was absolutely no time between celebrating the conviction of Derek Chauvin & having to mourn Ma’Khia Bryant…. This is really numbing !!! … It’s really scary raising black children in this country. No matter how much we prepare them for these police encounters they can still be killed.”

Game explodes over Ma’Khia Bryant’s murder.

50 Cent + Jeezy Disgusted Over Ma’Khia Bryant’s Murder

This week, Game’s former G-Unit boss 50 Cent went to his Instagram page to speak out on the horrific action. The rap star also acknowledged how the latest case of police brutality happened following ex-cop Derek Chauvin being convicted in the murder of Black man George Floyd.

“here we go again, ?‍♂️got damn! please don’t help me please.”

Atlanta rapper Jeezy spoke out and rallied justice for Bryant.

“16 years young I just don’t understand it. Breaks my heart. Some things can just be prevented it. Cease fire! This was the time to use the taser! #JusticeForMakiyah”

Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death

According to reports, Columbus police ultimately took the life of Bryant Tuesday – the same day as the George Floyd verdict. The town’s mayor has since come forward to speak out on the attack.

Police said at a late news conference on Tuesday that the girl had threatened two others with a knife before the shooting, playing segments of body camera video that showed the victim lunging toward someone in a driveway before an officer fired four shots. A knife is visible in the driveway next to the girl as police perform CPR on her. “We know, based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D) said at the news conference. “But a family is grieving tonight, and this young 15-year-old girl will never be coming home.” (Washington Post)