Update: A correction has been made about a reply to a tweet quoted at the end of this article to clarify that it was a different Twitter user than the original tweet.
A GoFundMe has been launched after an Idaho police officer was suspended for making a TikTok that went viral mocking NBA superstar LeBron James’s deleted tweet threatening a Columbus, Ohio police officer.
According to KTVB 7, the police department he serves with issued a statement saying his statements don’t represent the department and it “is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally.”
The Gateway Pundit, however, reported on the GoFundMe, launched by his best friend, Gannon Ward, who said that he has been suspended for a week. While he is currently still employed, angry leftists are definitely trying to change that.
From the GoFundMe:
Hi, my name is Gannon. The recent viral TikTok video of a cop calling out Lebron James has cost the cop, my best friend in the world, Officer Nate Silvester at least a week’s worth of pay for suspension. 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 4.1 million viewers did, including some major news networks. 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. Please donate what you can contribute. Every dollar helps! Thanks!!
As The Gateway Pundit said, there are many leftists who want to see him fired. One such leftist is podcast host Ryan Shead.
Shead tweeted out on Sunday defending LeBron’s deleted tweet by saying, “This one really pissed me off. LeBron James was calling for accountability,” and asking, “Y’all really don’t like answering for your actions, do you?”
“Good look though, wearing your uniform and using your shop as a prop for these these TikTok videos. Professionalism of our Law Enforcement,” Shead added sarcastically.
A different account, @TantumVero then tagged the City of Twin Falls and their police department as well as their chief of police in a response tweet where he said, “This is YOUR officer acting unprofessionally in uniform; making light of serious issues gripping America. Make no mistake. THIS ARROGANCE is why police face increased hostility & threats from citizens. Hold your people accountable!”
@TwinFallsPD@ChiefKingsbury@CityofTwinFalls— Only The Truth (@TantumVero) April 26, 2021
This is YOUR officer acting unprofessionally in uniform; making light of serious issues gripping America.
Make no mistake. THIS ARROGANCE is why police face increased hostility & threats from citizens.
Hold your people accountable!
The only problem is that the other Twitter user had the wrong department. The chief of police in Twin Falls, Craig Kingsbury, replied to the other tweet and said, “This officer does not work for the @TwinFallsPD He is NOT a @CityofTwinFalls employee. Thank you.”
Chief,— Only The Truth (@TantumVero) April 27, 2021
Thank you for this response. While I saw reporting this may have been one of yours, I now see he is from another agency. My apologies to you & the city of Twin Falls for this mistake.
Do you know folks at the Bellevue, ID Marshal’s Office? Because Silvester is theirs.
It has been reported that the officer may be able to keep his job after a suspension, but time will tell as the situation continues, and we will continue to update as we are able to.
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