White House breaks silence on shooting death of 16-year-old in Ohio

The White House has just broken its silence on the death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.

The Biden administration was quick to blame the cop who shot and killed Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday after the teenager “appeared to attack another person with a knife,” Breitbart reported.

Psaki weighs in

Columbus Police released body camera footage Tuesday that showed Bryant, who is Black, wielding a knife and apparently fighting with another young girl when she was shot.

Despite the video, which has only been released in part, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was quick to suggest the cop involved made the wrong move.

“The killing of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by the Columbus Police is tragic,” she said, according to Breitbart. “She was a child. We’re thinking of her friends and family and the communities that are hurting and grieving her loss.”

Psaki also pointed out that Bryant’s death came the same day that America learned the verdict in the case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering 46-year-old George Floyd during an arrest last year, according to the Associated Press.

“Her death came…just as America was hopeful of a step forward after the traumatic and exhausting trial of Derek Chauvin, and the verdict was reached,” Psaki said of Bryant.

Making it political

Of course, Psaki couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make it political. “Our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias head-on and, of course, to passing laws and legislation that will put much-needed reforms into place at police departments around the country,” she said this week, according to The Hill.

The press secretary wasn’t the only one to criticize the police in the wake of the shooting, however. Basketball star LeBron James became a point of controversy for a now-deleted tweet suggesting ominously that the officer involved in Bryant’s death would be “next.”

In response, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) accused James of inciting violence against a police officer. “Is the NBA okay with this? Is Twitter?” he wrote in a tweet.

Bryant’s shooting will certainly face more intense scrutiny in the coming weeks as the investigation unfolds. We can only hope the media follows the facts rather than a biased narrative.

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    1. “Our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias” Does that mean they are going to end affirmative action?

      Does that mean they are going to find out why the cops kill far more white people then black people dispute that fact blacks commit more crime that whites?

      No i didn’t think so. just more black privilege and black supremacy.

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  2. This police officer in my opimiom should rrceive tje medalof valor nu no other sende of the word.

  3. The shooting was necessary, but the cop should have aimed and shot lower on the Body.
    Maybe he did and missed.
    Loss of Life, not good, but the saving of one is blessed.

  4. “Our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias” Does that mean they are going to end affirmative action?

    Does that mean they are going to find out why the cops kill far more white people then black people dispute that fact blacks commit more crime that whites?

    No i didn’t think so. just more black privilege and black supremacy.

  5. Since the ones critical of the officer’s actions have never had to face a real life situation like that it must mean that they can judge what he should have done. Right??

  6. Thankfully, I have never been in the same position as the police officer, but I agree with the decision of the officer after seeing the small piece of video that has been released. He could not let the girl wielding the knife kill the other girl. It wasn’t an option. It’s ludicrous to keep pouncing on the police every time they do their job. Do we ever hear of a cop killing a white man…NO! Maybe the media, government and the internet need to focus on those types of shootings.

  7. It is time for the dems to respect our Police Officers and stop all of this racism. The blacks need to help what’s going on in Chicago…black on black killings. Please Back the Blue. God Bless America.

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