Rayshard Brooks’ Widow Hopeful LeBron James, NBA Boycott Sparks Change
Rayshard Brookswidow couldn’t be more grateful for James lebron and the rest of the NBA is taking a stand with their boycott … and she’s hoping that real change is on the way.
Tomika miller told TMZ … she was beaming with pride after the Lakers and the rest of the NBA teams decided to boycott Wednesday’s playoff games to draw attention to the police brutality as a result shooting of Jacob blake and the 17-year-old who would have shot and killed 2 demonstrators in Kenosha, WI.
Tomika says there is a huge difference between taking a stand at her workplace and the NBA – and several MLB, WNBA and MLS teams for that matter – boycotting the games. The size of the platform matters, and she says it sheds more light on the plight of black Americans.
Tomika said players’ actions let people like her know that “the little people” are not forgotten by the privileged. As you now know, Tomika’s husband Rayshard was shot in the back and killed in June, after cops found him asleep while driving an Atlanta drive-thru.
When officers tried to handcuff him, a fight ensued – Brooks grabbed an officer’s taser and ran before he was shot 3 times in the back. To make matters worse … the family lawyer says the cops waited over 2 minutes to even check on Brooks once he was down.
Blake was also shot in the back … 7 times at close range by Kenosha, police WI Officer Rusten Sheskey.
Lawyers for the Brooks family, Christopher Stewart and Ryan julison, agree with Tomika and I believe that the protests and boycotts of professional athletes will bring change faster because, unfortunately, money speaks.
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