Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve not only heard but seen the disturbing footage of a person walking up to two sheriffs deputies in Compton on Saturday and opening fire on them for no reason at all.
On Sunday, conservative commentator Candace Owens blamed ‘pea-brained’ LeBron James for stirring up hatred that led to the shooting of two Los Angeles sheriffs on Saturday.
With the two deputies fighting for their lives following the ambush, Owens, 31, said the outspoken basketball superstar bore responsibility for the attack.
‘Why does this happen? Because pea-brained celebrities that are idolized like @KingJames tell young black men that they are “literally being hunted”,’ she said, referencing a May 6 tweet in which James responded to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
The below tweet is what she is referring to:
‘This is the natural result of such hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric. The racist, anti-police, black lives matter LIE is to blame.’
Authorities are still asking for the public’s help in finding the gunman who ambushed and shot two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their car.
As of Sunday, “it looks like they’re going to be able to recover,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
“We’ll see what the long-term impact is. We don’t know that yet, but they survived the worst.”
Local officials announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.
Social media had this to say: