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LeBron James tweets about Dallas police shootings

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 06:52:04-04

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sent multiple tweets late Thursday and Friday to weigh in on two police shootings and chaos that ensued in Dallas. 

James sent a series of Tweets late Thursday about shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota that left two men -- Alton Sterling and Philando Castile -- dead. The Cavaliers star forward said he was "sickened" by the shootings, and he had shed multiple tears.

James sent those tweets as protests flared up across the country because of the shootings. Several people were arrested Thursday evening near Times Square in New York City as protesters closed major intersections around the city. Then snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests.

Early Friday, James sent a Tweet in response to the shootings in Dallas, saying: We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence

James has become more outspoken about social issues that have occurred in the United States.

In March 2012, when he was with the Miami Heat, James and Dwyane Wade organized a photo of the entire team wearing hooded sweatshirts, the same style of hoodie Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was shot by George Zimmerman. James also weighed in on the shooting deaths of 12-year-old Cleveland native Tamir Rice and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.