Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett weighed in Wednesday on the police deadly shooting of a knife wielding Black teen girl, Ma’Khia Bryant, in Columbus, Ohio Tuesday afternoon, blasting police for shooting Bryant to “break up a knife fight.” Jarrett appears to have forgotten what Barack Obama once infamously said knives and guns in a fight.
“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. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. #BlackLivesMatter.”
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. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. #BlackLivesMatter.
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) April 21, 2021
On June 13, 2008 as he ran for president, then Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said at a campaign donor event in Philadelohia (source: Wall Street Journal), “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
As previously reported by TGP, leading Democrats, the NAACP Columbus Branch and leading liberals are attacking police for shooting a Black teen girl as she was in the act of attempting to murder another Black teen girl with a knife.
The video for those who haven’t seen it and a screen image showing Bryant about to stab a teen girl right in front of a police officer.
BREAKING: here’s the police body camera video just released by Columbus OH police showing an officer shoot and killed a 16 year old girl this afternoon. The police chief released no further details Other than to say the officer took action to protect another girl in the community pic.twitter.com/WXEzKIJRQ7
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) April 21, 2021
Bryant was in foster care at the time of the incident that led to her death.
Ma’Khia was staying with a foster family at the time. pic.twitter.com/Ll04WO6UUA
— Lacey Crisp (@LaceyCrisp) April 21, 2021