Who is laughing now? A police officer mocked Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James in a Tik-Tok video. The video went viral, and everyone saw it. Well, the police officer got what he deserves.
Nate Silvester lost his job at the Bellevue Marshal’s Office. But, they say the firing has nothing to do with the Tik-Tok video.
“During the week of May 20th, while on shift Deputy Marshal Silvester violated several clearly established City of Bellevue and State of Idaho Policing policies. After his previous policy violations Deputy Marshal Silvester was placed on probation and was on, what is called, a ‘last chance agreement’ with his superior officers,” Mayor Ned Burns said on Facebook.
The Bellevue Marshal’s Office made the firing decision.
“The policy violations have nothing to do with the tone or the tenor of his speech that he posts online,” the mayor said. “He was not terminated for the content of his speech; he was terminated for his failure to follow clearly laid out and well established policy.”
The police officer made a mistake when he mocked LeBron James
Silvester went viral on social media this year. He mocked LeBron’s comments on the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting in Columbus. The Lakers superstar tweeted and deleted his comment on the shooting. LeBron deleted the post just because he didn’t want to cause any trouble.
The police officer mocked LeBron. In his video, he pretended to be on a police call before reaching out to The King for advice.
“Okay, well they’re both Black. One guy is trying to stab another guy with a knife, deadly force is completely justified,” Silvester says into his phone in the video. “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 person?”
LeBron’s deleted tweet pointed out to Ma’Khia’s shooting. He posted a “YOU’RE NEXT” and shared a photo of the officer who shot down Bryant.
The Bellevue Marshal’s Office said that the statements made in Silvester’s video “do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office.”