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Outkick Contributes $10K To Reward Fund To Catch Shooter Of LA County Deputies

Outkick is putting its money where its heart is.

Outkick is kicking in $10,000 toward the reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual who shot and wounded two Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies.

“These are men and women we call in times of distress,” Outkick Partner Jason Whitlock said. “We now have the opportunity to support them in their time of need.

“We also, respectfully, ask other members in the sports community to support law enforcement and the officers harmed.”

Following the horrific incident in Compton, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva publicly issued a challenge to the Lakers star LeBron James to match the reward money for information leading to an arrest in the case. The County has put up $100,000 while private citizens have offered $75,000.

LeBron has yet to respond, but Outkick did not hesitate.

LeBron has been a public critic of violence and has used his public spotlight to draw attention to many cases involving the police.

The two deputies, one a 31-year-old female and the other a 24-year-old male, were sitting in their squad car at a Metro rail station when the suspect approached and opened fire through the window on the passenger side of the marked car. The deputies were able to radio for help, though both are listed in critical condition.

The sheriff’s department tweeted the video shortly after as they search for leads.

More disgustingly, protestors attempted to block the ambulance as it was headed to the hospital.

It was just over three weeks ago when Jason Whitlock wrote a column that exposed LeBron James as a bigot.

James, at the time of that column, was fresh off his conjecture over the state of mind for police who shot criminal Jacob Blake, saying: “You have no idea how that cop that day left the house. You don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You don’t know if he had an argument at home with his significant other. You don’t know if one of his kids said something to him and he left the house steaming. Or maybe he just left the house saying that, ‘Today is going to be the end for one of these black people.’”

What is plainly obvious is that this suspect most certainly decided that Saturday was going to be the end for a police officer.

Now the question becomes, will James reply or shut up and dribble.

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  1. Damn proud of OK. This is why you’ll have my annual $100 for VIP and Amazon no longer does for Prime. Also, LeBron is indeed a bigot who only cares about black people. If we want to end racism someone needs to educate LeBron on the realities of white police officers. He’s poisoning many young minds, maybe even the individual in question here.

  2. Clinton Yates (ESPN anchor) took his 30 seconds for winning today’s “around the horn” to blast sherries department for asking LeBron to contribute to fund. I was dumbfounded that the other panelists stood by and let that happen. No mention to the cops or their families who were almost murdered execution style…..BLASPHEMOUS

  3. Nice gesture, also quite smart and savvy. I admire the way yall run your business.

    It is gonna be interesting to see what happens when they catch this prick, if it is a Kid. Cus the video sure looks like a kid, all effin Breaking Bad style, or some near dwarf adult. It’d make sense the cops would let their guards down and not see a kid walking up on them as a threat maybe?

  4. Thank you, and the entire Outkick team, for taking a stand on this important issue. I am not even sure you are completely aware of the magnitude and the depth at which this gesture impacts your fans, followers and the greater community. This is being a role model. Thank you.

  5. I just became a VIP member, as a result of your reward contribution. Proud to be a part of an organization that puts their money where their mouth is. Been following the stellar articles by Jason and love Clay’s Mailbag.

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