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LeBron James Speaks Out After Local Child’s Accidental Drive-By Death

"Accept more from yourselves."

The death of a 6-month-old baby girl in Cleveland moved LeBron James to action on Thursday night. James decried the girl's death, which was the result of a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting. 

On a day where President Obama expressed disgust in the aftermath of a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, which reportedly left 10 dead, James took to Twitter to send a clear, simple message: Do better. 

This is a man who's fed up with his city's violence, and rightly so -- the baby girl's killing marks Cleveland's third shooting death involving a child in the past month. 

James didn't come out calling for gun control laws, anti-gang initiatives or other matters of social policy. But something as heinous and senseless as a baby girl getting shot in the chest and dying doesn't only need to lead to calls for new policies. It can also lead to a call for us all to be better people to each other. 

 

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