Los Angeles Lakers stars react to Ferguson decision

NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash: 'System kills young black men under the mask of law.'

Los Angeles Lakers stars react to Ferguson decision

World Bulletin/News Desk

Los Angeles Lakers players Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash took to social media Tuesday to react about the decision on Ferguson shooting. 

A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday night decided not to bring charges against Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, for fatally shooting unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Five-time champion of the National Basketball Association, Kobe Bryant reacted to the decision, and tweeted: "The system enables young black men to be killed behind the mask of law."

His teammate Steve Nash also tweeted: "Disgusted by decision in Ferguson. Racism is learned. Accepted is systematic suffocation of education and opportunity. What are we saying?"

Hundreds of protesters poured into the streets of Ferguson after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the decision. Looting of some businesses was reported, including a chicken restaurant, a furniture shop and a drug store.

Protests erupted across the U.S. after the Missouri grand jury decision. In New York, more than 1,000 demonstrators who gathered downtown at Union Square before the grand jury’s announcement, marched to upper Manhattan to protest the decision.

 

Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2014, 23:44
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