Deputy Being Investigated For Mocking LeBron James in Viral TikTok Video

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An Idaho marshal’s deputy could lose his job for filming a video that jeered at LeBron James for his commentary against the Ohio police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding teen attacker.  

Deputy Nate Silvester posted a viral TikTok video of himself sitting in a squad car during an imaginary disturbance call where a Black man tries to stab another Black man with a knife. In the video, Silvester asks fake LeBron James how he should respond over the phone and mock James advises Silvester not to intervene.

“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’s doing it to save the life of another black person?” Silvester responds in the video. “I mean it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again you are really good at basketball, so I guess I’ll take your word for it.”

A formal complaint was filed against the deputy by a Bellevue citizen on Tuesday, and the marshal’s office where he works does not have Silvester’s back. 

“The Bellevue Marshal’s Office is aware of the extreme controversy regarding Deputy Marshal Silvester’s viral TikTok. The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office,” they said in a statement on Facebook. “The Bellevue Marshal’s Office always demands that our Deputies engage with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner. This is NOT how we expect our Deputies to act on duty or use city time. This is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally.”

According to a GoFundMe page, reportedly set up by a friend, Silvester has since been suspended without pay. “He’s still got his job for now, but apparently the town where he polices didn’t find his TikTok as amazingly comical, and accurate as the 4.5 million viewers did, including some major news networks,” the page reads. “The future is uncertain. I just don’t want to see my friend lose out on any money for this when it was meant to be satirical and to point out an obvious flaw in Lebron’s logic.”

The GoFundMe page has since raised nearly $100,000. 

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Allen
Allen
11 days ago

Go police officer. Obviously your police department is filled with a bunch of soy boys. And, hopefully you get a chance to “protect” that “citizen” that complained. If so, don’t. Also, I just hope that LeBron James is NEXT.

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
11 days ago
Reply to  Allen

It was a great video and millions of people agree with the officer . He rightfully points out the stupidity of James and his dangerous comment . James broke the law with his threat on the police officer`s life and should be prosecuted .

joe dokes
joe dokes
11 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

Excellent point! James broke the law threatening a police officer.

LMB
LMB
11 days ago

WOW!!! Bellevue Marshal’s office needs a mental & action adjustment!!! This type of action by the Marshal’s Office doesn’t help morale one bit!!!

MikeC711
MikeC711
11 days ago

I can see the office needing to act as triggered as the rest of the snow flakes since it was done in uniform (and presumably on company time). Had it been just audio … or the video focused so that it did not necessarily identify the uniform (ie: could have even been done by a non-cop wearing a dark collared shirt) … it would have been easier to sell. I thought the video was hilarious and timely … I hope he gets no more than a slap on the wrist … but Idaho is a bit manic when it comes to conservative/progressive actions.

John K
John K
11 days ago
Reply to  MikeC711

I agree it was funny, yet sad. The officer hit the nil on the head, when he said, “You don’t care if one black kills another, so long as a white cop doesn’t kill and black man to save the life of another black.
I have said for a long time that if they really care about black lives, they need to get to work finding ways to change the thinking of blacks, and stop black on black violence. Do that, and there will be a lot less needless death f blacks.

unclejim
unclejim
11 days ago

labron james should be made fun he’s a spineless racist and stick to basket ball that’s all he’s good for keep out of politics

james corcoran
james corcoran
11 days ago
Reply to  unclejim

lebron sold out to chicoms with nba. he ignores uigar genocide of millions by
CCP.. he is just trash feathering his lavish nest,, he is a traitor to the usa and a disrespecter of our constitution and bill of rights about which he knows little or nothing

Connie
Connie
11 days ago

Freedom of Speech?For The Police Officer With No Suspension or Job Lost.👍👍
There was No Hate Speech, Unlike The Guy Who Throws A Ball Made👎👎
Let’s Have Big Pay For The Brave Officer’s Who Put Their Lives On The Line Everyday, To Protect Us👍👍👍
And Whay These Guy’s Who Throw A Ball Around Are Worth, Maybe $100 A Game👍
Bring Them Into The Real World👍👍👍

Shuggs
11 days ago

Communities are scared to death of radical Blacks and especially celebrities. It’s a shame there’s a one way street dealing with these matters. Wake up white folk.

Scotty
Scotty
11 days ago

I’m sure many good police departments will welcome a hero like you. Who is not afraid of thugs and leftists!

Marcia Sielaff
Marcia Sielaff
11 days ago
Reply to  Scotty

Hooray for this brave officer and his video.

Robyn
Robyn
11 days ago

👍 I LOVE DEPUTY NATE SILVESTER!
Maybe they should INVESTIGATE ANTIFA & BLM THERE IS YOUR PROBLEM! We all know that will not happen sense they are backed by THE SWAMP CREATURE DEMOCRATS AND THEY WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE GET RID OF ICE JAILS AND PRISONS!
I hope that the Deputy can make MILLIONS FROM THE GO FIND ME PAGE!

James
James
11 days ago

The Bellevue Marshal’s Office is a disgrace to law enforcement to go to this extreme. If you are BLM, Antifa or a democrat you can do or say what you want without repercussions, but if you are anybody else they will hang you out to dry..

Betty
11 days ago

If the local government delt with problems pertaining to citizens that would be a good use of government time not indulge in worthless investigating a video they don’t agree with. As far as LeBron James Video he realized anyone would give push back for him commenting on nothing he is experienced in commenting about , if he wants to critic he should tax so law enforcement training and classes …

CHRIS
CHRIS
11 days ago

SYSTEMIC RACISM DESCRIBES THE DEMOCRAPS TO A TEE

Anti communism
Anti communism
11 days ago

All the other deputies should walk out and let the county population police itself and watch the crime rate go through the roof.

Last edited 11 days ago by Anti communism
PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
10 days ago
Reply to  Anti communism

Is there any solidarity among his fellow officers?

Joe
Joe
11 days ago

James needs to pull his head out of his ass. Now get me fired.

vinnie
vinnie
11 days ago

So How do we as White People who are “Just Plain Ordinary White People” combat the racial Slurs that People of Color’ are promoting like “White Supremacy” Sorry but not Sorry that I was Born “White” and have Grown up in a neighborhood that was Black, Jewish, Polish, Russian, Italian, German, Czechoslovakian, and amazingly enough we all existed together as one Large Family even though our cultures were so different, there were no crimes in our community, we all had different Religious beliefs and there were no problems because we all respected our “Differences”! It’s a Shame that we have evolved into a system that preys upon these differences in order to create a dislike of each other because “Divided we are easier to Conquer and Control and Lies become more believable by repeating them and People who have Political Power know this and take Full advantage of it!

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
10 days ago
Reply to  vinnie

All thanks to the Democrats.

Shotam
Shotam
11 days ago

I didn’t see anything extreme in his video and nothing offensive, people just plain ignored this days, especially the woke one

Kenneth Smith
Kenneth Smith
11 days ago

How do we support the deputy, politician’s are on duty 24-7 when the make same type of statements!

Durpster
Durpster
11 days ago

The officer displayed a total lack of class, but it’s probably nothing to be fired over, unless of course he has other incidents of smart ass behavior on his record. But above all, Labron should be aware that as a progressive celebrity, he isn’t entitled to an opinion. My own take, why did the officer have to fire FOUR times? He might have saved two lives had he fired once. 🙁

LiberalsSuck
LiberalsSuck
10 days ago
Reply to  Durpster

LeBrick can have any opinion he wants, but what he posted, “you next”, is not an opinion, it’s an outright threat. LeBron can be worth 250mil, be 6’8″, jump high and put a ball thru a hoop, none of that makes him immune to being called out a as racist punk who wouldn’t make it the first week in Basic training, let alone AIT school, cuz he’s a wussy.

Last edited 10 days ago by LiberalsSuck
Nonnie
Nonnie
11 days ago

cutest video I have seen, this gut is good ,Hollywood needs him.

007baby
007baby
11 days ago

Please give us information on the new non-profit as soon as it is set up. Thank you.

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
11 days ago

We are behind you all the way Police Officer Silvester. I loved what you did, but the cry baby, that makes so much money, didn’t like it. Boo Hoo. I will go into the Go Fund Me Page and donate to your attorneys fees. You deserve it. As a matter of face Lebron should have to pay them. He’s the one crying. He was wrong in what he did to that other officer. Hang in there it will come out OK in your favor. Praying for you.

Joanne
Joanne
11 days ago

It’s satire. Give the guy a break!

Original Anna
Original Anna
11 days ago

So funny. Radicals or let’s call them what they are, democrats, lying commies, robbers, thiefs, arsonists, etc., just don’t have any sense of humor, so filled of hate, they can’t see the sky just the dirt road with no place to go. I do not feel sorry for them, as a humanist I don’t have to sympathize with these radicals. I sympathize with those who get hurt and killed by these radicals.

Hector
Hector
11 days ago

During my entire life i was Assaulted and mugged by blacks., Only in the Bronx!!And I’m always afraid of some black people. I see them in the trains leaving garbage behind. They eat in the trains, some of them smoke and when they do it, they are very defiant why doesn’t Oprah do a report about that?

BIGJIM613
11 days ago

Protect thugs, career criminals, wife beaters, murderers and druggies but punish a cop for no reason. This police department is full of B.S. They do not have the backs of their officers. All should quit now or you will be next.

Ulla
Ulla
11 days ago

Systemic racisn is a SKUR that if made up by the left, so that they “think” they are smarter and have an “upper hand” on the mainstream joe or the conservative including the GOP/
Well I really do not care what they have to say and it is NOT facing me, but it is STUPID to suspend or fire somebody just because they say what they think is right, and YES lebron needs to keep his big nose out of politics and stop playing JUDGE and JURY, since that is NOT his JOB and it is NOT what he does best………As a matter of fact that veiled threat he gave DOES NOT belong in America at all unless if you are an officer talking to a criminal……..

Barbara Clark
Barbara Clark
11 days ago

It’s okay when a black person and Democrats can say rude things about whites but oh, no, for goodness sake don’t defile a black or Democrat.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
10 days ago

If the police are gone we will be them and nobody wants that right LeDumbass ?

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
10 days ago

Police are not permitted free speech in this country….and neither are we. In case you haven’t noticed, this is not a free country anymore.

Brian
Brian
9 days ago

We have collectively lost our friggin minds in this country when we care more about hurting a sniveling multi-millionaire celebritie’s feelings but not saving the life of a helpless teenager being attacked by another knife weilding nutcase!

This wasn’t about race but the media is sure as hell trying to spin it into one and woke America is falling right in line behind the little media and Hollywood brown shirts!

IT IS SATIRE FOR GOD SAKES, GROW A FRAPPING SENSE OF HUMOR PEOPLE!

Joe
Joe
9 days ago

Great job officer, everytime l.james opens his pie hole, he shows how ignorant/stupid he really is. He is biggest cry=baby in basketball, he destroyed the NBA, thanks to his idiotic claims of racism, sure didn’t hurt your career, many players hate his guts.

Mikey
Mikey
9 days ago

Ah, poor snowflakes. Did you get your wittle feelings hurt?