Earlier this year, NBA legend Michael Jordan found himself in hot water with Black Lives Matter when he dared to release a statement supporting law enforcement. Now, he is facing being blacklisted by liberal race-baiters after he released a statement chastising the rioters in Charlotte for their violent tactics.
As a North Carolina native and the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, these riots have hit close to home for Jordan, and he doesn’t like what he’s been seeing.
“First, I want to express my condolences to the Scott family for their loss,” Jordan said in his statement, according to WHAA-TV. “I also wish for a full recovery to those who have been injured. In light of the tragic events of the past three days, it is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community, in peaceful demonstration and conversation, and in constructive and non-violent ways.”
“As part of the fabric of Charlotte, the Hornets organization is committed to working with civic leaders, our elected leaders and law enforcement to foster more trust, transparency and understanding so we can heal and grow together as a community,” he concluded, according to Conservative Tribune.
This is not the first time Jordan has spoken out against race-baiters. Following the police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling that led to the murders of five Dallas police officers, Jordan was pressured by the Black Lives Matter movement. When he finally broke his silence, he said something that made Black Lives Matter anything but happy.
Jordan spent most of his statement going after the “cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers” like the assassination of five Dallas police officers.
“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late,” Jordan said. “I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent.”
“We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers — who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all — are respected and supported,” he continued. “To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.”
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