A police officer has posted a hilarious video mocking LeBron James over his threat against the cop who fatally shot a teenage girl last week while she was attempting to stab another young woman.
Nate Silvester, a detective in Twin Falls, Idaho, aims to “humanize the badge” with his funny and topical posts on the popular social media platform.
Responding to James, Silvester staged a mock call to the basketball player for help deciding what to do while witnessing a black man stabbing another black man.
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“Dispatch, I’ve arrived at that disturbance. Will you have LeBron James call my cellphone right away please? Thank you,” the detective says.
Silvester goes on to pretend that he is asking an assailant to “please put the knife down” and “stop stabbing him” while he waits for James to call.
“Hold on, it’s LeBron,” Silvester says. “LeBron, hey, yeah it’s me again. Listen, I’m out here at this disturbance call and there’s a guy trying to stab another guy with a knife. What do you think I should do?”
The detective then alludes to James asking what the races of the people involved are.
“Why does that matter? Okay, well, they’re both back,” he says, before again stating that one guy is trying to stab another guy with a knife. “Deadly force is completely justified,” he notes.
“So, you don’t care if a black person kills another black person — but you do care if a white cop kills a black person… even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black perso