Amid Ongoing Protest, Los Angeles Lakers Star Shares Another Instance of Police Brutality

Published 06/04/2020, 10:02 AM EDT
File photo of Kyle Kuzma (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Louisville Police fatally shot Breonna Taylor back in March. It is June now, and she still hasn’t got justice. The officers involved with the shooting are yet to be arrested. Moreover, they are still on their ‘administrative leave’. Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma brought this incident up again, reminding people about the miscarriage of injustice.

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On 21st March, three police officers entered Taylor’s apartment forcefully, to conduct a narcotics investigation. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired at the plainclothes policemen, thinking they were intruders. Police returned fire, shooting Breonna eight times. However, the officers evaded arrests. Instead, the police arrested Walker for attempted murder. Then on May 27, they dropped all charges.

Kuzma tweeted, “We must continue to hold THE SYSTEM accountable for this murder. It’s easy to believe that an African-American would have drugs in their home, based on how America has given the stereotype to our people.”

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kuzma continues to fight for justice through social media

In a series of three tweets, Kuzma called out law enforcement in the country.

He has continuously been tweeting regarding the protests for justice. He has also been advising to show their urge for a change through voting.

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However, his most impactful tweet was calling out fake followers.

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Kuzma upset several of his followers because of his political stand against injustice and racism in the country. Moreover, he has been one of the many NBA players voicing out their opinion. They refuse to stay quiet. And they are not afraid to call out even the biggest institutions in the country.

After more than a week, all the police officers involved in George Floyd’s alleged homicide have been arrested. While Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder. Additionally, the other three face charges of aiding and abetting in the death of an unarmed man.

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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