LeBron James speaks on killing of Ahmaud Arbery: “We’re literally hunted everyday”

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AKRON, OH – JULY 30: LeBron James addresses a crowd of students, parents, local officials and sponsors at the grand opening of the I Promise school on July 30, 2018 in Akron, Ohio. The new school is a partnership between the LeBron James Family foundation and Akron Public Schools. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Allison Farrand/NBAE via Getty Images)

Throughout his career, LeBron James has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. Having seen the power that his words often hold, James has used that platform for a lot of good, bringing awareness to topics that could get swept under the rug otherwise.

The latest example is the case of Ahmaud Arbery, an innocent black man in Georgia who was followed by two white civilians (one a former police officer) while jogging and shot with a shotgun. The two claimed that they believed Arbery was a suspect who had broken into several homes. This event happened in February with video evidence presented to prosecutors but none of the assailants were arrested or charged.

On Wednesday, as the world learned about Arbery’s tragic passing, LeBron James took to both Instagram and Twitter to offer his raw thoughts and emotions:

James’ social media posting will not bring Arbery back but with pressure mounting from the public and voices like LeBron’s elevating the awareness, one can only hope that some level of justice can be achieved for Arbery.

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