Idaho delegate fired for TikTok, exclaims LeBron James, says he’s latest victim of cancellation culture

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An Idaho police officer who was placed on administrative leave for mocking basketball star LeBron James in a TikTok video is fired.

The Bellevue Marshall’s Office, the local police force, had earlier this month given Deputy Nate Silvester on leave after going viral on TikTok for mocking tweets the Los Angeles Laker made following Ma’Khia Bryant’s death in Ohio.

It was revealed on Thursday that the officer had been fired for what Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns described as “his lack of following well-established, established policies.”

Silvester's video, posted April 24, mocks LeBron James for a tweet he made after Ma'Khia Bryant's shooting death in Ohio

James had said

Silvester’s video, posted April 24, mocked LeBron James for a tweet he made after Ma’Khia Bryant’s death in Ohio. James had said “YOU’RE THE NEXT” with a photo of Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon

Silvester claimed on Fox News to be the 'newest victim of' cancel culture '

Silvester claimed on Fox News to be the ‘newest victim of’ cancel culture ‘

Speak on Fox news, Silvester claimed to be the “latest victim of” cancellation culture. “

‘I’m the latest target of canceling culture, that’s all. None of my other videos depicting me in my uniform or with camera images of the body, none of which mattered. They couldn’t care about that. It wasn’t until my LeBron James TikTok hit a political nerve that they started paying attention and complaining about it and coming up with forms of discipline.

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it,” Silvester said. “I just got fired this morning.”

Despite his resignation, Silvester is considering suing his former police department and hopes he still has a future in law enforcement.

“I received offers from various agencies and elected officials from all over the country. It’s not off the table. ‘

LeBron James tweeted 'You're next' with a photo of the Ohio police officer shooting Ma'Khia Bryant

LeBron James tweeted ‘You’re next’ with a photo of the Ohio police officer shooting Ma’Khia Bryant

`` I sparked the wrong conversation about Ma'Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this move to change it, '' the Los Angeles Lakers attacker wrote on Twitter.

“ I sparked the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this move to change it, ” the Los Angeles Lakers attacker wrote on Twitter.

Silvester was initially suspended for a week after the police officer’s video, posted April 24, saw him sitting in his patrol car and pretending to tell dispatchers that LeBron James had to call his cell phone in connection with an imaginary malfunction outside his vehicle.

‘Excuse me sir, could you please put the knife down? “Sir, no, don’t stab him, stop stabbing him,” says Silvester, looking out the window.

He tells the fictional suspect, “Hold on, it’s LeBron” as he answers his phone.

‘LeBron? Hey, yes, it’s me again. Listen, I’m out here on a trouble call, and there’s a guy trying to stab another guy with a knife. What do you think I should do? ‘ Silvester says in the video.

The cop then pretends to be listening to James asking him ‘what does that matter’ regarding something the fictional James has said off camera.

Silvester was initially suspended for a week after the police officer's video, posted April 24, saw him sitting in his patrol car and pretending to tell dispatchers that LeBron James had to call his cell phone in connection with an imaginary malfunction outside his vehicle.

Silvester was initially suspended for a week after the police officer’s video, posted April 24, saw him sitting in his patrol car and pretending to tell dispatchers that LeBron James had to call his cell phone in connection with an imaginary malfunction outside his vehicle.

“Okay, they’re both black. A man tries to stab another man with a knife. Deadly violence is perfectly justified, ”says Silvester, portraying a similar chain of events that led to Bryant’s death.

Silvester pauses before adding, “Uh-huh. I get it. So you don’t care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he does it to save another black person’s life? ‘

“I mean, it doesn’t make any sense. But on the other hand, you are very good at basketball, so I believe I will take your word for it, ”says Silvester.

The video came after the four-time NBA Championship winner tweeted ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ with a photo of Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon shooting Bryant dead in April. He has since said he regretted the tweet.

After the video went viral, it destroyed Bellevue Marshall’s Office Silvester in a post on Facebook.

After the video went viral, it destroyed Bellevue Marshall's Office Silvester in a post on Facebook

After the video went viral, it destroyed Bellevue Marshall’s Office Silvester in a post on Facebook

The Bellevue Marshal’s office is aware of the extreme controversy over Deputy Marshal Silvester’s viral TikTok. The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s office, ”the agency wrote in its post.

“The Bellevue Marshal’s office always requires our deputies to deal with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner. This is NOT how we expect our delegates to act or use city time during their service. ‘

The agency had stated that the ‘personnel issue’ was being handled internally and it was revealed that Silvester had been placed on leave before he was finally fired on Thursday.

Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns told me Idaho Mountain Express that Silvester’s video and actions violated the department’s policy.

The officer wore his work uniform as he posted videos from his department-issued patrol car.

The officer later posted another video saying he would not apologize for the first video

The officer later posted another video saying he would not apologize for the first video

‘[Silvester’s action] Not up to city standards, especially when he’s in town, ”Burns told the Mountain Express.

During the week of May 20, Deputy Marshal Silvester, while on duty, violated several well-established police policies in the city of Bellevue and the state of Idaho. After his previous policy violations, Deputy Marshal Silvester was put on trial and had a so-called ‘last chance agreement’ with his superior officers. Due to his ongoing policy violations, the Marshal has terminated Mr. Silvester effective May 27, 2021, ” Burns wrote in his statement.

Silvester made a new video on TikTok shortly after his first, saying he had no intention of apologizing for the April 24 video.

‘I’ve been asked a few different times if I regret posting the LeBron TikTok and if I think I should apologize. My answer? Not at all, ”Silvester said in the second video.

Silvester has since signed a book agreement with Di Angelo Publications with the working title Never Off Duty.

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