Nate Silvester Wiki – Nate Silvester Bio
Nate Silvester is an Idaho police officer fired after making a viral TikTok video about LeBron James.
Silvester, a deputy, defended himself on the Sean Hannity show on Fox News, calling himself a victim of “cancel culture.” Still, the Bellevue, Idaho, mayor posted a lengthy statement on Facebook explaining the city’s side of things.
He mocked James in the video, which was viewed more than 3 million times. James had posted and then deleted a tweet that included the photo of the police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. Bodycam video showed Ma’Khia was attacking another woman with a knife when the officer shot her.
His age is unclear.
Silvester used TikTok as a platform to weigh in on issues relating to police multiple times. In James’ video, he said, “LeBron, hey, yeah, it’s me again. Listen, I’m out here at this disturbance call, and a guy is trying to stab another guy with a knife. What do you think I should do?”
He continued, pretending to be in a conversation with James:
“Okay, well, they’re both Black. One guy is trying to stab another guy with a knife. Deadly force is completely justified.”
He continues: “So, you don’t care if a Black person kills another Black person—but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person?” the officer asks. “I mean, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again, you’re really good at basketball so I guess I’ll take your word for it.”
He concluded, “Michael Jordan is the GOAT.”
Fired From Job
Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns posted on the city’s Facebook page Thursday that Deputy Nate Silvester was terminated effective May 27. However, the mayor denied that the decision was due to the content of his online posts.
“During the week of May 20, while on shift Deputy Marshal Silvester violated several clearly established City of Bellevue and State of Idaho Policing policies,” the statement read. “After his previous policy violations, Deputy Marshal Silvester was placed on probation and was on, what is called, a ‘last chance agreement’ with his superior officers. Because of his continued policy violations, the Marshal has terminated Mr. Silvester effective May 27, 2021.”
The statement did not specify precisely what his violations were but clarified they were not regarding the tone of his online posts.