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Michael Jordan speaks out on George Floyd death: ‘We have had enough’

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Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan on Sunday issued a statement offering his condolences to the family of George Floyd, a black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis last week, after protests erupted in cities across the nation.

In the statement, Jordan noted that while he doesn’t “have the answers” to the issues of racial justice and police brutality, his “heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.”

“Our unified voice needs to put pressure on leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change,” he wrote. “Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.”

Jordan’s comments come as protests and riots have hit numerous cities across the country, with police responses in some areas causing further outrage. Numerous journalists have reported being targeted by police with non-lethal weapons or arrest, and some elected officials have been maced by police during the protests.

President Trump and other national leaders have expressed sympathy for Floyd’s death and urged calm, though protests have shown little sign of abating thus far.

Jordan himself recently reentered the news after being the subject of a documentary series, “The Last Dance,” on ESPN and Netflix.

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