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LeBron James, sports stars fume at decision to not charge police for death of Breonna Taylor

James, Hamilton, and et al react to decision not charge officers

Many athletes have expressed their disappointment after no police officer was charged for the killing of Breonna Taylor.

The likes of LeBron James, Lewis Hamilton, Megan Rapinoe, and Colin Kaepernick have fumed at the decision.

Taylor, a black woman, was shot by police officers multiple times when they stormed her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Of the three white officers who were involved in the incident, two have been let off the hook with no charges.

Meanwhile, the third officer has been charged but only for endangering the neighbours of the deceased.

Taking to Twitter, NBA star James said he was “devastated” and “mad” that justice was not served.

“I’ve been lost for words today! I’m devastated, hurt, sad, mad! We want Justice for Breonna yet justice was met for her neighbours apartment walls and not her beautiful life,” he tweeted.

“Was I surprised at the verdict. Absolutely not but damnit I was & still am hurt and heavy-hearted! I send my love to Breonna mother, family, and friends! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”

Formula One legend Lewis Hamilton also wrote on Instagram: “I’m so sad but not surprised at this outcome. Police continue to get away with murder every single day and it needs to stop! She was innocent and did not deserve to be shot and killed. Where is the justice, this clearly isn’t it.

“It hurts to know somebody was killed and nobody was held accountable. Imagine that was your mum, your brother or sister or friend, her life mattered but the system which was meant to protect her failed her all because of her skin colour. So mad.”

Meanwhile, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe also added: “My heart is with the family of Breonna Taylor right now. My god. This is devastating and unfortunately not surprising. Black and brown folx in this country deserve so much more.”

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