Former Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is now blasting the police for fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl who was trying to stab another teenager in Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, an incident that kicked off another inevitable round of protests from angry social justice warriors who aren’t prone to considering the facts before picking up a bullhorn.
For those late to the party, police footage of the incident shows cops arriving at the scene to find 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant wielding a knife and threatening at least two other girls. Bryant can be seen swinging the knife at another girl as the officer repeatedly yells for her to "get down." Bryant then charges at another girl whose back is against a car, prompting the officer to fire four shots. Police report Bryant was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to Jarrett, it would be more acceptable to have simply let the other teenage girl get stabbed, possibly fatally, than for the police to have intervened and wind up shooting Bryant.
“A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight,”Jarrett tweeted. “Demand accountability. Fight for justice.”
Shockingly, Jarrett’s head-scratching take that the police should just let someone get stabbed rather than taking potentially fatal action against the person wielding the deadly weapon was an bafflingly dense opinion also shared by others on social media – including Bre Newsome, an activist pushing the “Defund the Police” movement and who boasts more than 466k followers on Twitter alone.
“Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon against one of the teenagers. Y’all need help. I mean that sincerely,” Newsome tweeted.
Now, I don’t know where y’all come from, but in my neighborhood, it wasn’t exactly commonplace for a group of 16-year-old girls to start duking it out with blades in the middle of he cul-de-sac. And the fact that knife fights have happened in the past isn’t exactly a great argument for saying the police should simply stand back and let teenagers get stabbed to death rather than intervene.
Oh, but Newsome wasn’t done. She then went on to blame the “ruling white elite” for why police officers showed up on the scene (which disregards reports that they were actually called in by Bryant herself, but the heck with facts).
“Everyone should be frightened that the ruling white elite have done such a thoroughly successful job of not only disconnecting us from the means of basic self-sufficiency but also convincing us we need armed white officers to manage our children & communities,” she added.
So now it’s considered white supremacy to keep black teens from stabbing each other to death. So you heard the woman. Pull back the cops and let them kill each other or you’re a racist.
And these fools wonder why no one with an ounce of basic common sense takes them seriously.