Toronto Raptor’s President Masai Ujiri couldn’t enjoy a championship victory in peace thanks to a police officer seeking a confrontation. When a conflict ensued between Ujiri and a cop after the game, the police placed all the blame on him but this wasn’t the case.
Body camera footage of the incident has shown that Deputy Alan Strickland was "undeniably the initial aggressor." He shoved Masai twice, supposedly over not having his credentials out, but the video shows he had it out too. The police are still making it worse.
Masai asks “Why did you push me?” He told them he was the president but that wasn’t enough. Now, on top of the deception of authorities being exposed, they’re trying to take him to court over “false allegations” of racial animus and more. Their claims are absurd.
Instead of holding the officer accountable for starting something for no reason, the authorities are going completely out of their way to defend the officer. We know the police do this whether it’s a fight or a killing. The police almost always say they’re right.
It’s a shame that Masai Ujiri has to fight against all this nonsense when it’s clear the police are just trying to save face and distort what actually happened. But this is what the criminal justice system does to Black people daily. That’s why we have to change it.