fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio last November has prompted many city residents to take proactive measures in ensuring their children’s safety when encountering law enforcement officials -- and NBA star Lebron James is one of them.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter,
the Cleveland Cavalier all-star forward talked about the conversations
he has with his two sons, LeBron Jr., and Bryce Maximus.
is, 'You be respectful, you do what's asked and you let them do their
job, and we'll take care of the rest after. You don't have to boast and
brag and automatically think it's us against the police,'” James
“I've had one or two encounters with the police in my
life that were nothing. But sometimes you just got to shut up. It's that
simple. Just be quiet and let them do their job and go on about your
life and hopefully things go well."
According to reports,
Rice was shot after police responded to a call about an individual with
a firearm near a recreation center. It was later revealed Rice was
carrying a toy gun that shoots non-lethal plastic pellets.
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