I take it this is the surveillance video that was recorded by a security camera mounted on a neighbor’s home, which I mentioned in this post earlier. A different neighbor told a local paper that Bryant was in “full attack mode” in the seconds before she was fatally shot.
Watch this clip and you’ll see what he meant. She’s out of control.
Her arm is drawn all the way back when the cop fires, poised to put as much force as possible behind the blade. She’s less than a second away from gutting the girl in pink.
New video from a different angle shows the moments leading to the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant when she was lunging at another woman with a knife
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 22, 2021
Matt Walsh heard the words “I’m gonna stab the f*** out of you, b*tch.” That’s what it sounds like to me too, at 13 seconds in. I count six seconds between the moment Bryant started to rush people and the moment the cop started firing as the knife was about to come down on the pink lady.
Nevertheless, some progressives continue to insist that this killing was unjustified because Bryant was a minor:
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
If only we lived in a country where police were taught restraint and allowed teenagers to engage in harmless knife-play. Just ask Joy Reid:
NO JOKE…Joy Reid says knife fights happen all the time and people survive!
Reid’s guest then condemned the actions of the police officer b/c it was “child here that was involved in an altercation with someone else.”
So kids can wield weapons and you should just let them be? pic.twitter.com/0K54qGF7Wa
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 22, 2021
Has anyone in the media actually watched the bodycam footage of this shooting, which has now been available for more than a day? What the hell is Reid doing babbling about fights with pen knives in high schools? Bryant looked like she was ready to disembowel her target. And that’s been clear from the moment the cops released the video.
This isn’t ignorance. It’s willful blindness in service to a racial narrative that must be serviced.
I’ll leave you with this take from a well-known expert in knife attacks and the police response to them. When the Juice is on the side of the cops, you know that Bryant went too far.
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) April 22, 2021