In the wake of the tragic shooting in Dallas that left five law enforcement officers dead—following the unfortunate deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile—Carmelo Anthony took to Instagram Friday to demand change and call his fellow athletes to action.
“We have to put the pressure on the people in charge in order to get this thing we call JUSTICE right,” Anthony wrote in the post. “A march doesn’t work. We tried that. I’ve tried that. A couple social media post/tweet doesn’t work. We’ve all tried that. That didn’t work. Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work. While I don’t have a solution, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t have a solution, we need to come together more than anything at this time.”
He also noted, “We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy. I need your voices to be heard. We can demand change. We just have to be willing to. THE TIME IS NOW. IM all in. Take Charge. Take Action. DEMAND CHANGE.”