Michael Jordan Shows Support For Police Brutality Protests: 'We Have Had Enough'

Written by on June 1, 2020

Michael Jordan spoke out in help of the motion to protest police killings of black individuals on Sunday.

In a press release posted on social media, the NBA legend wrote: “I’m deeply saddened, really pained and plain indignant. I see and really feel everybody’s ache, outrage and frustration. I stand with those that are calling out the ingrained racism and violence towards individuals of shade in our nation. We’ve had sufficient.”

Whereas the 57-year-old mentioned he didn’t have “the solutions,” he pressured the significance of “energy and the shortcoming to be divided by others.”

“We should hear to one another, present compassion and empathy and by no means flip our backs on mindless brutality. We have to proceed peaceable expressions in opposition to injustice and demand accountability,” Jordan mentioned, including {that a} “unified voice” and voting are what’s wanted to alter legal guidelines and “create systemic change.”

Jordan additionally supplied his condolences to the household of George Floyd, the Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

“My coronary heart goes out to the household of George Floyd and to the numerous others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken by means of acts of racism and injustice,” Jordan concluded.

Cities throughout the nation and world wide noticed protests and generally violent unrest this weekend as tensions reached a boiling level following Floyd’s dying and the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

The Related Press estimates that at the least 4,400 individuals within the U.S. have been arrested over the times of protests.

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