Black Lives Matter activists gathered outside the Minnesota governor’s mansion Friday evening to hold a protest in honor of Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old who was shot to death by Ohio police when she attempted to stab another teenage girl.
The left-wing punditry class rushed to describe the incident as another police killing of an unarmed black person, even though body camera video has now confirmed Bryant was an imminent danger to a fellow black teenager, who likely would have died or been seriously injured were it not for the actions of officer Nicholas Reardon.
Nonetheless, activists outside the governor’s mansion parroted the media’s falsehoods Friday.
“We can’t even celebrate [Derek] Chauvin getting found guilty on all three charges because, well, they just killed another black person,” said one protester.
Protesters then marched down Summit Avenue while chanting Bryant’s name.
The black girl who was saved by police can be heard on body camera video saying Bryant “came at me with a knife.”
“No, she just did. That’s why the guy — that’s why the police did it. She came after me,” said Bryant’s intended victim, who hasn’t been identified.
Some are now attempting to pass knife fights off as normal teenage behavior.
“I remember fights in, even high school, or even younger than that, where a kid brought a pen knife or something to school and teachers were able to defuse that and they didn’t have guns,” MSNBC’s Joy Reid said this week.
Cornell Brooks, the former chairman of the NAACP, described the altercation as “essentially a teenage fight.”
“If the officer hadn’t done what he did, I think we’d have two girls dead,” said a man who lives across the street from where the tragic shooting took place. “It was violent and all just happened so fast.”