Some of you all mentioned in private letters to me about the 16th year old who was recently killed by police. Asking was I aware of it and asked were I going to mention her?
Yes, I’m aware of her and yes I intend to mention her. First, I want to say; It was something that didn’t have to happen. This should’ve ended much different.
Police departments need to learn how to deescalate situations, not escalate them. Most need racial training as corporations require their people to attend.
The call for help didn’t have to end in her death. Knocking the knife out of her hand with the extended baton would have worked just as well as the gun. At least she would still be alive.
Why didn’t the officer use other tactics to stop Bryant short of shooting her, such as tackling her from behind or using a stun gun.
It seemed to me that lots of people has placed Ma’Khia on trial based on this one incident where they see her swinging a knife. I will admit, that looks bad. Very bad but I still believe things should have been handled differently. I wonder why aren’t we looking further and figuring out who were those girls and women attacking her?
How did they get there?
How did this develop so quickly?
Why were they there? Did they live there? In the course of everyday life, teenager, do not attack people with knives.
We know that Ma’Khia Bryant was in her grandmother’s care for 16 months after being taken from her mother’s home and before landing in foster homes.
Records show that Ma’Khia Bryant’s little sister sought help for them. Law enforcement records show that the younger sister of Ma’Khia Bryant called 911 asking to leave their Ohio foster home a few weeks before the fatal police shooting. Perhaps they would have been safer had they simply ran away.
After studying the video and other info made available, I realized that it “may” had a been a long, on-going case of harassment, deliberating provoking the person to attack. Provoking an attack, to get the outcome you want.
The watery thin excuse of the terrible housework– I feel was a ploy, more or less a cloy used as an excuse to say something rude and disrespectful to the girls. I’m not saying they were great housekeepers. What teenagers are? But bad, even terrible housekeeping was not worth steady and bullishly pushing the issue until a confrontation was brewed.
She had been living at the foster home that was the scene of the shooting since Feb. 14 of this year and apparently, should have not been there. The foster home of Ma’Khia Bryant was the subject of over a dozen 911 calls since 2017.
I talked a lot about gangstalking and street threatre because many people seems unable to recognize it. It’s not obvious behavior. It’s covet behavior carried out by a group of people that usually have a deadly motive. It is not comething to be brushed off as simply the complainer is paranoid.
Yes, gangstalkers will harass until they bring their victim to their end writ and the victim’s attacks and death of the victim is the result.
Gangstalkers are a group of people with not an ounce of normal human moral or common human decency. There’s no level they will not scoop.
What makes me label this something deeper is that according to the teen’s aunt, the young girl called the police for help after getting into a physical altercation with a group of females at her foster home. Bryant, who was armed with a knife for protection, but instead, she was immediately shot when the officers arrived at the scene.
No, I didn’t expect someone as young as Ms. Bryant to recognize what was happening to her.
If he just ‘had‘ to shoot her…why didn’t he shoot her once in a normal fatal spot like her arm and then take the knife. Why did he keep shooting? That’s the question. That was not necessary.
One thing the young lady in the pink suit said worried me, “We got her.”
First of all, why was anyone even after a 16 years? They’ve no money. They’re mouthy. They’re kids. They are nothing but bigger versions of six year olds.
“We got her.” Those words chilled me. What did those two mean by that?
About a month ago her sister called 911 begging to be placed in another foster home; Saying, if they remained there, she was going to kill someone. Police have the authority to remove someone who feels unsafe in their surrounding or feels they are in danger, even if it is tempo. They don’t need to go through any legal procedures to do so. They can remove children, the elderly, battered women and even pets if they see or suspect signs of mistreatment.
Most cities have shelters for such children. I don’t mean detention or jail. I mean a shelter. They stay there until another foster parent is found.
African American children are already at a great disadvantage entering any foster care service. In the children’s services system sometimes failed to value Black voices and experiences and poorly equipped foster parents to raise these children without any understanding of the child’s family, sometimes resulting in the children in their care experiencing racism.
And about the man kicking the young woman in the face. No, that was not right. He should have been arrested. I don’t know what’s his connections are to the whole ordeal, but that was’ not’ the way to conduct himself.
Truth be told, the case is odd.