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Iman Shumpert vows to help 'improve the struggle between the badge and the citizen'

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 09:35:42-04

Cavs guard Iman Shumpert is taking it upon himself to help improve relations between citizens and police. 

Shumpert said in an Instagram post on Wednesday that, for each steal he gets this season, he will donate money and time toward a foundation or foundations that work to "improve the struggle between the badge and the citizen."

The reason? His daughter.

"Take a good look at my daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. The moment she was born was the day I saw the world a lot different," he wrote. "All day I wonder how can I raise her the right way and teach her the right lessons. I can't explain to her what's going on these days between the badge and the people. The badge was made to protect us, not scare us."

Shumpert also commented on Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the National Anthem, saying he no longer believes taking a knee is the answer.

"As big as an awareness Kap has raised by taking a knee and the bravery it took for so many to follow I also understand those that fought for that flag have nothing to do with whats going on in our society today and I no longer believe taking a knee is the answer."

Check out the full post below:

 

 

Take a good look at my daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. The moment she was born was the day I saw the world a lot different. All day I wonder how can I raise her the right way and teach her the right lessons. I can't explain to her what's going on these days between the badge and the people. The badge was made to protect us, not scare us. #stealthefear #steal?fear #weprayforpeace For each steal I’m going to donate money and time towards a foundation(s) striding to improve the struggle between the badge and the citizen. I challenge all sponsors and athletes to match these proceeds to contribute to the cause helping families affected by all the killings leaving families and communities traumatized. As big as an awareness Kap has raised by taking a knee and the bravery it took for so many to follow I also understand those that fought for that flag have nothing to do with whats going on in our society today and I no longer believe taking a knee is the answer. This news makes me sick and I am challenging myself to make a difference! #stealthefear #steal?fear #weprayforpeace

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