Following your confirmation bias at all times seldom ends well, particularly if that confirmation bias is that police are uniformly monstrous and are guilty in any officer-involved shooting before the details are out.
And yes, this holds true even if you’re one of the planet’s most famous individuals. In the wake of the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant last week in Columbus, Ohio, NBA star LeBron James proved this quite aptly. Now, a Los Angeles Police Department officer is going viral with his open letter to James, including an offer meet and talk about policing issues.
So, for starters: In the immediate aftermath of the Bryant shooting, in which the 16-year-old girl was killed by a policeman right as bodycam video shows she was attempting to stab another female pinned against a car, James tweeted out a picture of the officer involved. Not to thank him, mind you, but to threaten him.