The rank demagoguery continues:
Ma’Khia Bryant was only 16 years old—killed by police yesterday. She deserves justice and accountability. We must reform this deeply broken system. My heart is with Ma’Khia’s loved ones.https://t.co/XQDLWzxFNU
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) April 21, 2021
What does “justice and accountability” mean in this context? The plain facts of the death of Ma’Khia Bryant case show that the officer who killed her was justified in doing so. (By the way, by saying that, I have revealed myself to be an “asshole” in the words of a writer for The Atlantic:
If you find yourself justifying killing children, you are an asshole. Probably worse than that. But let’s start there.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 21, 2021
Well, she’s not wrong about me, anyway.)
LeBron James tweeted out a photo of the cop to his 50 million followers and said “YOU’RE NEXT” with the hashtag #ACCOUNTABILITY. He later deleted the tweet and blamed his critics for it.
This is insanity.
I showed you the video yesterday but watch it if you didn’t. Bryant was swinging a knife at a girl in pink and just about to stab her when the officer shot her.
There is now garage security camera footage of the same incident from across the street:
The neighbor whose camera took the footage says he believes police had no choice.
The officer should be given a ticker tape parade. He is a hero. There is no doubt in my mind that he saved the girl in pink from a violent attack that could have killed her.
You do realize that teenaged girls are capable of killing one another with knives, correct? This story came out of Cincinnati yesterday:
A 13-year-old girl, accused of killing another 13-year-old girl, appeared in court for the first time Wednesday. Officials say Janiah Pate fatally stabbed Nyaira Givens with a pocket knife on Monday.
Police responded to the scene on Topridge Place in the city’s Winton Hills neighborhood at 9:08 p.m.
Responding officers found Givens suffering from a stab wound to the right side of her neck. Fire personnel responded and rushed Givens to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she later died.
Yet the Joe Biden administration, which reliably demagogues every issue with a potential racial angle, rushed to portray this shooting as an example of systematic racism:
Psaki was asked about the Columbus police shooting of Ma'kiyah Bryant, a teen killed while trying to stab another girl with a knife.
Psaki said Biden has been briefed on it, adding, "She was a child… Our focus is on working to address systemic racism & implicit bias head on." pic.twitter.com/E0xdeZUvJv
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 21, 2021
Cory Booker was not the first senator to invoke racism. That “honor” went to Sherrod Brown:
While the verdict was being read in the Derek Chauvin trial, Columbus police shot and killed a sixteen-year-old girl.
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) April 21, 2021
Meanwhile, the media continues to mislead the public:
omitting a key fact like the knife being clearly visible in her hand as she swings it at the other girl is willfully & intentionally deceptive https://t.co/2U12lDi120
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 22, 2021
It’s no wonder we have a moral panic about police shootings and race in this country. Democrat politicians should be added to Big Media and social media as part of the triumvirate of culprits driving much of America insane with this obsession.
UPDATE: As the evidence that this girl was justifiably killed adds up, the demagoguery multiples.
“I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you”:
In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,” while lunging at two unarmed people who were posing no imminent physical threat to her
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 22, 2021
Meanwhile, Rashida “no more policing” Tlaib weighs in:
Ma'Khia's TikTok videos show her childhood and joy. Her smile at the end of the videos just breaks me a little more. It's been maddening to see so many people strip away the fact that a child was killed. We cannot be a society that justifies the killing of a child.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 22, 2021