LeBron James is just the latest to speak out in disgust of the latest police involved shooting of an unarmed Black man. Blake, who is Black, was shot in the back in broad daylight in Kenosha, prompting widespread protests and unrest throughout the city.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who has been outspoken about social injustice matters, voiced his thoughts on George Floyd’s death, and now has spoken out about the police shooting involving Blake.
“And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted,” James wrote on Twitter. “This shit is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE.”
The police department issued a statement confirming the shooting and said the sheriff’s department and Wisconsin State Patrol had taken over the scene. The state’s Justice Department and its Division of Criminal Investigation are set to investigate the shooting.
Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, issued a statement late Sunday noting that Blake was shot in broad daylight.
“What we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country,” he said.