The gauntlet has been thrown down.
As of this writing, the LAPD is offering $300,000 in rewards to anyone who can help identify the suspect who attempted to assassinate 2 deputies.
The county itself has pledged $100,000.
An additional $200,000 was pledged by individuals and organizations who support the police.
Now, the LA Sheriff is challenging Lebron James to MATCH the reward.
Lebron James has been an outspoken critic of the police.
He claimed that black men are “literally hunted” every time they leave their homes.
He has promoted BLM.
By supporting the LAPD, Lebron James can signal that he supports law, order, and justice.
So far, Lebron James has not responded to the challenge.
More details below:
‘“I want to make a challenge…to LeBron James’: LA Sheriff Villanueva says Lakers star, social activist should ‘step up’ and help double reward to find gunman who shot deputies https://t.co/F9i5jm3uBr
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) September