Ma’Khia Bryant Didn’t Have To Die

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.

She’s still alive. Now was the time to get her aid. Not shoot her again and again. The other girl had escaped.

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.

There’s nothing to add. The image speaks for itself.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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32 Responses to Ma’Khia Bryant Didn’t Have To Die

  1. I can’t “like” this. I can comment and acknowledge I read it, even as it breaks my heart and tears at my soul that a child died when she should not have.

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  2. Yolanda says:

    Oh my god!😨😱🙅😱 😱
    Why did he keep shooting!?
    Police guns aren’t automatic. He consciously pulled the trigger four times.

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  3. Brendan says:

    Have we gone back to ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin days? 😱😱
    Oh, I forgot. We never fully left them.
    This is worst than the 1960’s.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, Brendan, the progress made in the 60’s and 70’s in racial relations have deteriorated a lot since the 1980’s.


    • Yardley says:

      People stop protecting their civil rights in the 1980s.

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    • Topsy says:

      Uncle Tom’s Cabin was based upon real people and real accounts of slavery. So many things written about in that book are still happening today.

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      • You are right, many of the scenes actually happened. The one where the woman named Eliza crossed the Ohio River with floating ice sheets floating actually took place. No one understand to this day how she accomplished it. Many parts of the original books was edited or eliminated altogether. Things like this is why I believe books could be published with all the vital parts. They are needed to show the complete story.


  4. Celeste says:

    I had not seen these pictures.

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  5. Yasmair says:

    I know he was trying to save another life here but how did ‘clean up your room‘ turn into a loss of life. I saw cops disarmed a man with a hatchet without killing him. So, why couldn’t they disarm a teenage girl. This is the second person I have seen killed live on camera.

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  6. fgsjr2015 says:

    As a 53-year-old news consumer, I’ve found that (in this world) a very large number of people, however precious their lives, can atrociously be considered disposable to a nation. And when the young children of those people take notice of this, they’re vulnerable to begin perceiving themselves as worthless.

    Although their devaluation as human beings is basically based on their race, it still reminds me of the devaluation, albeit perhaps subconsciously, of the daily civilian lives lost (a.k.a. “casualties”) in protractedly devastating civil war zones and sieges. At some point, they can end up receiving just a couple column inches in the First World’s daily news.

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    • “a very large number of people, however precious their lives, can atrociously be considered disposable to a nation.”

      I hope these children never see themselves as worthless no matter how anyone else see them. African Americans survived the worst form of slavery known to mankind and yet still made their children feel their worth. I believe African Americans are resilient enough to do the same in the present age.

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      • fgsjr2015 says:

        Starting as a young boy watching the original release of the 1977 TV miniseries ‘Roots’, I can recall how bewildered I’d always get just by the concept of Black people being brutalized and told they were not welcome — while they, as a people, had been violently forced here from their African home as slaves! And, as a people, there has been no “reparations” or real refuge here for them, since. In Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, the narrator notes that, like the South, the Civil War era northern states also hated Black people but happened to hate slavery more.

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        • Yes, it is ironic how America has made African Americans unwelcome when they didn’t come here on their own free will. Had they left them where they are from then perhaps only a few free men and women would have come on their own.

          Yes, there is much prejudice in the North as well as the South, many people has been led to believe there isn’t racism in the North due to their fight to end slavery.

          No, no reparation has been paid but at least it’s being ‘looked’ at. I feel the same will happen this time that happened in 1865 when they ‘looked’ into the effect of slavery.

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    • “At some point, they can end up receiving just a couple column inches in the First World’s daily news.”

      It’s up to others who care to keep their names in the media and not let them fade away into a statistic.

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  7. Dorcasal says:

    Why have they allowed her death images to be made public. ⊙_⊙ ?

    I can see where many of the same problems of 1800s still exist today. I wonder is some segments of society trying to incite another civil war? I ask this because this many killings are no coincidence. Some people are starting to be believe some of these killings are sacrifices to the old gods.

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    • The racial problems and social ills of the 1800’s couldn’t be still staring us in the face. That means someone(s) behind closed doors is keeping the old hatred and racism alive.

      And about some of these killings being sacrifices to the old gods….I won’t say they are or they are not. However, everyone knows that the old world’s religions are still practiced in America and some of the old world’s religions does demands a human life.


  8. Daniel says:

    It is said the police yelled 4 times for her to drop the knife but she did not listen. If we shot 16 year olds every time they don’t listen we will eradicate the human race in a few years.

    Liked by 1 person

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