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LeBron James Tweet Targets Officer in Ohio Police Shooting

A police-involved shooting took place this week in Columbus, Ohio. Body camera footage showed the shooting victim, 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, charging at another female armed with what appears to be a knife. An officer shot Bryant.

NBA star LeBron James reacted to the news on Twitter, in a now-deleted tweet, by sharing an image of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of Bryant, and wrote "YOU’RE NEXT" with the hashtag “ACCOUNTABILITY".

LeBron followed with another tweet, explaining, "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."

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