Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Revolt is the voice of people without a voice’

Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho shows a "Justice for George Floyd" shirt as he celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match SC Paderborn 07 and Borussia Dortmund at Benteler Arena in Paderborn on May 31, 2020.
“People who have no other voice right now,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said. CNN.

“They can’t get the political or financial power to change the conditions, so what do they do? The revolt is the voices of people who don’t have a voice. That’s how they announced their existence.

“Someone in Minneapolis said, ‘Can you hear us now?’ I remember seeing a sign saying. I think this is a very touching expression. “

Demonstrators filled the streets across the country to protest police brutality and death George floydAn unarmed nigga who died in the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
Former Milwaukee Buck and LA Laker’s interview with CNN, Los Angeles times On May 30, he explains, “Even though we do all the conventional things to raise public and political awareness … the needle is budgeting too little”.

Abdul-Jabbar says that the majority of police force is not a problem, but “something must change” with how African Americans are treated by minority law enforcement.

“There have always been some white Americans who realized that what they saw was guilty and wrong and that people could not live with it, but there was no change.

“There’s really no way to really get rid of bad cops. We don’t want to get rid of awesome men and women who are police on our streets. We don’t want to get rid of them, but we have to find an effective tool to get rid of them, which doesn’t threaten some bad cops and the rest of the cops, 99% of them are great every day he does a job and often thanked him for that. “

‘Necessary but frustrating’

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Meanwhile, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich – vocal and longtime critic of US President Trump – said the lack of leadership of the US President was “incredible.”

In addition to criticizing President Trump, Popovich did not hesitate to talk about racism or police brutality.

Popovich called the protests “necessary,” while their organization disappointed the 71-year-old coach.

“When Dr. King protested, you knew when to show, when to come back the next day,” said the five-time NBA champion. Interview with ‘Ulus’.

“But if you’re just organizing protests and everyone is coming and going in all directions, it won’t work that way.

“If it was nonviolent, they knew it was nonviolent, but that was confusing. More leadership would be nice, so these incredible mass demonstrations cannot be used by people in other ways. We can limit the bad, but only if things are better organized.”

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