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Michael Jordan calls for peaceful demonstration in Charlotte

Former NBA player and Class of 2009 inductee Michael Jordan answers a question from a reporter during the 2009 Enshrinement news conference at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts September 11, 2009.

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Michael Jordan has called for peaceful demonstration and conversation in the wake of the violent protests in Charlotte.

Jordan expressed condolences to the family of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old African-American man who was killed by a black police officer, and to those injured in the ensuing protests in a statement Thursday.

The Hornets owner said, "In light of the tragic events of the past three days, it is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community, in peaceful demonstration and conversation, and in constructive and non-violent ways."

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The Hornets team store was looted on Wednesday during the protests.

Jordan says the Hornets are committed to working with "elected leaders and law enforcement to foster more trust, transparency and understanding so we can heal and grow together as a community."

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